"Camp Awesome" - An Interview With Mrs Sonya Robinson About The Upcoming Auckland North Regional Kids Camp
Entries for the 2014 Auckland North Regional Kids Camp themed "Camp Awesome" opened last week! We caught up with camp organiser Mrs Sonya Robinson to find out more about the camp and what's in store for the kids ...
How are you involved in the camp?
I’m organising it this year, with assistance from Mrs Shirley Pygott. The Auckland North Regional Kids Camp is in its 5th year and I have been heavily involved in several of those camps (having instigated the camp as Auckland North Regional Director in 2009).
Where and when is the camp being held?
It’s being held at Mangawhai Heads at the Campbell Park Christian Camp from 10-12 October. The camp has really great facilities – each cabin even has its own bathroom! We’ll be able to have fun and train in any weather as it's lovely outside, but there is also a hall and a lounge if the weather turns in.
What can kids expect?
The camp has a really awesome atmosphere with cabins working together as teams and lots of cool prizes throughout the camp. There will be lots of games and fun and four VERY special guest instructors who are experts in their fields and are sure to inspire the kids in their training. Much more than that I can’t say as there are some awesome surprises planned that we don’t want to spoil!!
What’s the food going to be like?
There will be a LOT of food – the camp is really well catered and we make sure everyone is well nourished and hydrated all through the day. We’re also able to cater for any special dietary requirements (which you need to put on your application form).
What have some of the highlights been from previous years?
The concert on the Saturday night is always amazing – it’s incredible what some of the kids come up with! It’s also just awesome seeing the kids getting to meet other kids from the region, making new friends and having a great time together.
Who can come to the camp?
This camp is so much fun for kids aged 5-14 years of age. Under 8’s need to come with a parent or guardian. There is also a “day stay” option on the Saturday which suits some younger kids, whose parents can come in and drop them off in the morning and collect them later in the day.
Why should kids register for the camp?
They will just have so much fun! They will learn a lot about Taekwon-Do, get inspired, learn a lot about themselves and have a fun time at the same time. They get to meet so many great people and experience instruction from some really respected Taekwon-Do practitioners while having an absolute ball. I’m involved again this year because it’s just so good and I always have heaps of fun myself!
Keen to register for the camp? Spaces are limited and the camp almost always sells out! Make sure you get your application form and payment in to the organisers by Friday 26 September (sooner if you want to secure your spot). All the details you need are on the form below.