Upper Hunter Shire Council offering teens a chance to shine at 2020 Burn Bright Camp

SHINING BRIGHT: Sydney-based not-for-profit Burn Bright has previously delivered wellbeing sessions in Scone, with the support of the Where there's A Will Foundation. Photo: Burn Bright
SHINING BRIGHT: Sydney-based not-for-profit Burn Bright has previously delivered wellbeing sessions in Scone, with the support of the Where there's A Will Foundation. Photo: Burn Bright

A LIFE-CHANGING opportunity awaits Upper Hunter teens these winter school holidays.

Upper Hunter Shire Council (UHSC) is offering local young people aged 15 to 18 years the chance to experience a Burn Bright Camp for free in July.

Burn Bright Camps help young people develop their well-being skills, to face challenges and adversity.

The camp provides a range of fun activities including sharing of stories, music and video to establish a safe space for freedom of thoughts and self-expression and a collaborative, inclusive team culture.

Over four days and three nights the young people will focus on values, service, grit and vision with group activities, motivational speakers and youth mentors.

UHSC will cover all costs of the camp - which runs from 9-12 July 2020 at Vision Valley Conference Centre, Arcadia - including transport.

In 2020 the camp is an alternative experience to the Upper Hunter Shire Young Endeavour Scheme, which has been running for 20 years.

To apply, young people must submit a short written explanation of why this opportunity would be beneficial to them and must be nominated by a school representative, parent or guardian or community member over 18 years of age.

Young nominees must be an Australian citizen, have a normal postal address within the Upper Hunter Shire and be aged between 15 and 18 years at the time of the camp.

More information and expressions of interest forms are available at any council administration office, http://upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/our-services/youth-services.aspx or email youthservices@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au

For more information about the camp visit www.burnbright.org.au

Nominations close Friday, February 6, 2020.

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