Camp La Salle 2018
Over the Term 3 holidays, De La Salle College, St Bede’s College Mentone, St John’s Regional College Dandenong, St James College East Bentleigh and the Lasallian Mission Council all joined forces to facilitate Camp La Salle at the beautiful Cypress Lodge in Philip Island.
This program has been running for five years, but this was the first time that De La Salle College was able to send our students. Camp La Salle is run by the Lasallian Youth Ministers from the previously mentioned colleges, Lasallian Mission Council Youth Ministers from Sydney, and Lasallian alumni who volunteer their time to help out.
Camp La Salle provides students with the opportunity to interact with their peers from their own school, from other Lasallian schools and ex‐Lasallian students, giving them a sense of the scope of the wider Lasallian family. They were able to play team games and activities such as capture the flags, cricket, gridiron, frisbee and many others that helped participants develop their leadership skills and teamwork. As a Lasallian Youth Minister, I found it fantastic to see the students build friendships both within and beyond their immediate community.
It was really wonderful to see 15 strangers turn into 15 friends by the end of the camp. Having over 30 people; students, youth ministers and camp leaders, all interacting as a community, really epitomises the Lasallian spirit.
Camp La Salle runs every year, so I would highly recommend that if you are interested — put your name down, because it’s these kinds of opportunities that make Lasallian schools so special.
Mr Aaron Trusler
Lasallian Youth Minister