Locals toast to successful adventure camp

Organisers have dubbed the inaugural Esperance Adventure Camp a success and thanked the hundreds of people who helped it come to fruition. 

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Esperance Bay in April, the event involved hundreds of community members. 

Camp organiser Lee Mackin said she was overwhelmed by the support from the community, but not surprised by the amount of people who wanted to get involved. 

“That’s just the Esperance I know. We support each other,” she said. 

Ms Mackin said the camp was a great way for participants to get to know new friends, with and without disabilities, and exposed them to activities they mayn't have experienced.

“It was absolutely fabulous from start to finish,” she said. 

The camp was also an opportunity for much needed respite for the parents or primary carers of participants.

While Ms Mackin said the camp was a tremendous success, she said it wouldn’t be a regular event each year. 

“The camp took 12 months in the planning,” she said. 

“It was a huge effort to put on and required a huge contribution from the whole community.”

Check out some of the highlights from the camp in the gallery of photos above!