When VFL/AFL legend Trevor Barker passed away in 1995 from cancer, his friends and supporters decided to continue his legacy of supporting children living with cancer by forming the Trevor Barker Foundation.
The Challenge Surf Camp has been running for over three decades and we are fortunate enough to have it funded by the Foundation for the latter two of those decades.
Now known as the Trevor Barker Surf Camp, this weekend is exclusively for our teenage members and their siblings.
Held annually in Lorne, the weekend includes learning how to surf with Go-Ride-A-Wave, surf lifesaving sessions with Lorne SLSC, and water activities on the Barwon River provided by the Barwon Ski Club. As with many of our camps, the local community plays a pivotal role in the success of the weekend.
Surf Camp provides the opportunity for our teens to set their spirits free and enjoy all the thrill and excitement that learning to surf entails. The camp serves as a great outlet for teenage members to build their confidence and find a sense of relief in being independent and separate from the trying times of treatment.
For more information about Surf Camp, please contact us here.