Trevor Barker Surf Camp

When VFL/AFL legend Trevor Barker passed away in 1995 from cancer, his friends and supporters decided to continue his passion for helping kids by forming the Trevor Barker Foundation.

The Challenge Surf Camp has been running for nearly three decades and we are lucky enough to have it funded by the Foundation for the last two.

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.

The Surf Camp provides the opportunity for the kids to be free and take control of what they do whilst trying to surf a wave. The camp serves as a great outlet for teenage members to build their confidence and find a sense of relief in being independent and seperate from the trying times of treatment.