Paul Doorn, Executive Director of Sport and Recreation said, “In today’s busy world, quality time too often means shuttling kids from one activity to the other. This weekend brings fathers and sons together in a way where they really spend time together doing fun things like setting up camp and playing games.”
“Whilst most men know how important it is to spend time with their boys”, said Paul Henley, Director of Pathways Foundation, “there can be many obstacles to getting away for a camping weekend. Why this program works so well is that families only need to bring a tent and sleeping bags, we do the rest.”
As well as building confidence and resilience in young boys, the weekend also offers fathers the chance to share with other dads their experience raising sons.
Watch the YoungStars video here.
The first YoungStars camp will take place at Milson Island Sport and Recreation Centre on September 6-7. The second and third will be held at Berry Sport and Recreation Centre on October 18-19 and November 15-16.
For more information about YoungStars call Sport and Recreation on 13 13 02 or visit www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/youngstars.