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2021 Winter Newsletter

Through most of the year, we take groups of children on fishing charters. The children rise early, before dawn and head down to Queenscliff Harbour in the Cottage bus. The generously donated hand knitted scarves, beanies and gloves areparticularly welcome in the cool mornings.

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2020 Summer Newsletter

In the second week of November, we welcomed children back to the Cottage after a seven month closure due to the pandemic. Happiness was indescribable. Our Programs Team and all staff were delighted to see and hear cheerful children enjoying the Cottage experience again.

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2020 Winter Newsletter

It seems almost superfluous to say that 2020 has been a challenging year so far. Without even a chance to recover from horrendous bushfires that swept through Victoria and NSW over the summer months; we have since been overtaken by the unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19. Responding to the pandemic by keeping our people healthy and […]

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2019 Summer Newsletter

We had a mission for our rock pool ramble today! The mission was to find as many Sponge Bob Square Pants characters as we possibly could. The children were super excited to take on this task and finding the first character “Mr Krabs” was quite easy! Before we even made it out to the rock […]

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2019 Winter Newsletter

This year we welcomed a new group of REEF participants from Bendigo who will have the opportunity to develop their potential throughout their time at the Cottage. Beginning in Grade Six, our REEF program gives young people from disadvantaged backgrounds opportunities to raise their skills, confidence and expectations. Attending camps both at Cottage and offsite […]

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2018 Summer Newsletter

There are particular camps that standout for our young people and the Moulamein camp is just one. Situated in New South Wales along the Edward River, Moulamein is a small rural town where our friends and longtime donors, the Anderson family (owners of APCO Service Station), own a large property and let us, with their […]