From the 24th-28th February Challenge 2000 took a Youth Justice Camp away. The group included two young men referred from the Lower Hutt Youth Court, two youth leaders and three staff.
For our two young men the focus of the camp was to develop empathy and self-esteem. The camp hoped to broaden the horizons of these young men and expose them to a range of pro social activities and exercises including camping, abseiling, fishing, white water rafting, hiking and woodworking. These activities along with a number of therapeutic exercises provided a wide range of physical and emotional challenges.
This was an amazing week for all involved and we were spoilt with beautiful whether as we travelled through the Wairarapa to Taupo and down the Kapiti Coast. It was great to see our young men growing in confidence, including our two youth leaders continuing to build their knowledge and skills in order to support others in future.