Thumbs up for the Mangawhai camp

13th January 2019


The annual camp for Junior members and their families at Mangawhai Heads has drawn to a successful close for another year. Red Beach’s JuniorSurf chairman Richard Rogers reports as follows …  

What a massive week and one of our largest Junior camps with over 250 club members onsite at Mangawhai. The weather was on and the surf was up which gave our juniors a mix of conditions which made it a great experience .
The Survivor Challenge kicked off at the earlier slot on Thursday with 100 club competitors tackling the main course and 45 younger competitors tackling the Mini Survivor and all managed to get through.
The Ruakaka carnival capped off the week with a large Red Beach team of 84 descending on the beach. Camp and carnivals don’t happen unless you have a great team of parents putting in the time and the list of these volunteers is long ... thank you!
Equally, it was great to see new parents getting involved and coming on board . If you didn’t get to camp this year then make sure you make it next year !!
Cheers Rich

Comments from parents …

A big thank you to all those who organised and helped at Camp this year - I am (as always) completely amazed at how swiftly and safely things are done - well done to you all. For any parents contemplating taking their child it's an amazing and strengthening experience for them - from a mum whose boy, although competent, lacks confidence - he loves going.  -  Julie O’Mara 

Another amazing Red Beach Surf Club training camp at Mangawhai Heads with about 250 kids and parents attending - what a great week. Kids had such a great time and the parents too. Thanks everybody for a great camp – bring on the next one!  -  Beatrice Schuster

Amazing week!! Thank you to all the organisers and coaches!!  -  Jodie Smith

Awesome time, thanks all.  -  Joanna Meban

Thanks camp team, coaches, seniors and Survivor organisers – mammoth effort and fab time had by all kids and parents. Awesome club!!  -  Michelle Butler

It was rubbish … weather was awful, company was sub-average etc etc etc. Bloody hell I’m looking forward to next year!!! Good work everyone!!  Epic!!  -  Drew van der Net

Well done team.  -  Lance Gilbertson

Great week, well run, superb people … capped by a dominant performance at the pool table eh Dylan Turner.  -  Jim Kayes

Awesome week! Thanks so much!  -  Claire Short

Thanks Richie and the Junior committee. I know first-hand the hard work and effort behind these camps. This one was awesome, the kids and myself had a great time. Hard to believe I only have one more to do. Where have the last 10 years gone !!  -  Jan Saull