70 years of camp

This Sunday children from across the state will be saddling up for a week of fun in the saddle when Young Pony Club holds its 70th annual camp.

Young Pony Club president Barry Matthews, secretary Natalie Spring and many members and children have been working frantically to set up the food hall, building stables, setting up arenas and grounds, organising groups and activities in preparation for camp.

All of this has been in addition to the organising of food and a anniversary booklet for the club’s 70th camp.

“This is only part of the organisation required to cater for the approximately 180 riders excitedly preparing for a memorable week of riding experiences and new and old friendships,” Cheryl Matthews said.

Members have organised memorabilia for the event knowing so many of the local community have experienced Young Pony Club’s camps.

“People can visit to appreciate the improvements made by so many committees over the years,” Mrs Matthews said.

During the week the kitchen will be catering for up to 1000 meals all manned by volunteers including a core group and parents.

“We hope all participants have a memorable time as we celebrate our 70th camp.” 

There are still plenty of volunteer spots open for the week. Anyone who would like to help out between Sunday and Friday can contact Young Pony Club.

CELEBRATIONS: Young Pony Club is celebrating its 70th annual camp next week. Photo: Rebecca Hewson.

CELEBRATIONS: Young Pony Club is celebrating its 70th annual camp next week. Photo: Rebecca Hewson.