Another successful Boys to the Bush camp was held across three locations last week, Forbes, Howlong and Lake Cargelligo.
Half of the boys attending the camps came from the Forbes and Parkes area, with many now regular attendees. The boys visited local farms, learning about shearing/ crutching, went fishing for cod, kayaked along the Lachlan and trekked through Nangar National Park.
The Forbes camp was coordinated by Jared DeMamiel and he was assisted by lo- cals Jarrad and Sam Tyack. Local legends Bailey Hartwig and Grant Acheson also gave up their time to spend some time with the boys on the camp.
Forbes Camp coordinator Jared DeMamiel was delighted with how successful and enjoyable the camp was for the local
boys that attended. “I’m blown away by the support we have received. From local businesses, farmers and volunteers, it’s truly been a team effort in making this camp such a huge success.”
The camp was well supported by the Forbes community, with goods donated by Flint St Butchery, Bernardi’s IGA and Forbes Bakehouse. Members of the Forbes Men’s Shed and Tyack and Maguire families cooked delicious meals for the camp and Blake from Bernardi’s IGA delivered a box of marshmallows for toasting on the fire. Darren and Carly Cowan supplied the venue for the camp.
Boys to the Bush will continue to conduct camps in Forbes thanks to the support of the community and plan to start MENtoring programs in the near future.