Posted February 16, 2018 10:57:55 The Diamond Lake Campground in southern Queensland’s central Kimberley is one of the most popular sites for children to play at and parents are quick to share their stories of the campsite.
The campground was built in 1998 and has hosted thousands of children over the years, many of them from disadvantaged backgrounds.
A number of children’s services in the area have helped run the campground since then and many have been invited back.
“It’s a very popular site, it’s a really great place for children, there are lots of different campsites and there’s lots of play equipment and lots of things to do,” said Tim Crouch, who runs the children’s children’s day care in the Kimberley.
Mr Crouch said the camp was popular with the children of both sexes. “
There’s loads of people coming out to the camp and there are children playing and there is lots of families here.”
Mr Crouch said the camp was popular with the children of both sexes.
“We’ve seen quite a few kids come back and play, some just don’t have the time or the desire to get back out and there was a couple of kids that got a little bit upset with one of our children.” “
The Diamond Creek Youth Club is a group of children aged between eight and 12 who are part of the community’s social enterprise. “
We’ve seen quite a few kids come back and play, some just don’t have the time or the desire to get back out and there was a couple of kids that got a little bit upset with one of our children.”
The Diamond Creek Youth Club is a group of children aged between eight and 12 who are part of the community’s social enterprise.
“I think we’ve had about 150 of them in the past four years,” said group member James Smith.
“So it’s not as big as it used to be but we’ve always had a bit of a group here.”
He said the campsites were generally well-managed and provided a good place to socialise.
“Some of the older children that come back from there they say, ‘You should have stayed home and we should have kept playing.'”
Heather Dickson, who is a former Gold Coast resident and a member of the Diamond Creek Club, said the children were very respectful of elders and the camp provided a safe place for them to play.
“When you’re a campfire out, you can see all the elders and you can talk to them about the issues that they’re having,” she said.
“But at the same time, the children can get together and play and have fun.”
The campsite has been built to house 300 campers.
Mr Smith said he was surprised when the group decided to put the camp at the park to attract the kids.
“To be honest, I was a little surprised when we came up with the idea of the camp,” he said.
“The first few times we put the campsit up, it was just a pile of rubble and then we had to do some cleaning up.”
He hoped the camp would become a regular feature at the camp.
“My biggest concern is when we get up to 10 or 12 children that have gone there and the kids that come here are coming back and there isn’t anything to do.
It’s quite a place to have a lot of kids in and I just think we need to keep that in mind,” he added.