During COVID-19 restrictions, Cottage by the Sea has stayed socially connected with the children.
Over the past few months our Programs Team have been on a sharp learning curve as they explore new ways to deliver programs to children in need during times of social distancing. The team is connecting with REEF & Mentor participants several times a week, providing them with regular challenges to move them outside their comfort zones; mindfulness activities to support their emotional wellbeing; and, crafty tasks to inspire creative minds.
In our regular Zoom sessions, children have met with a number of special guests who have shared their personal stories of adversity, resilience and hope.
Robin Moore is an Emergency Room doctor who lives in Florida and has an amazing life story. As well as international medical aid work, Robin is continuously challenging herself physically with everything from Ironman competitions, to circus skills, to hang gliding. In particular, she spoke to our children about climbing Mount Everest, the years of training, the physical as well as mental challenges of the climb itself.
Cottage by the Sea Ambassador, Warren Davies “The Unbreakable Farmer” ran a workshop with our Mentors based on the Love me Love You program he works with. This session focussed on three core components – Control, Gratitude and Mindfulness.
Sit in on one of our Zoom sessions with Cottage by the Sea alumnus and Olympic athlete Morgan Mitchell.
Take a look at a few of the challenges we’ve set.
The team sent out over 1000 activity booklets to children who attended Take a Break camps at Cottage last year. These booklets have been received with enthusiasm by parents and children alike. They are packed with activities to supplement the children’s schooling, focussing on fun and well being, while re-connecting children with happy memories of their stay at Cottage by the Sea.
Would you like to help?
Last year over 1,000 children were inspired, had fun and accessed new opportunities through our children’s programs. As Cottage by the Sea programs receive no government funding, we rely on the generosity of corporate sponsors, individual donations and contributions.
If you would like to make a financial donation, please click here or call us on
03 5258 1663