Camps

Camp cook

Even though Padstow Squadron has a very busy parade night program, we try to conduct / attend camping weekends at least twice per year.

One of the popular camping events is the Keith Smith Wing Camp, held at Bungonia on a private farm property over the June long weekend. This weekend is enjoyed by all members that attend, with organised activities such as bush walking, orienteering, a model flight afternoon, campfires every evening and night games such as the lantern stalk.

This camp is also a good opportunity for Padstow Cadets to meet and socialise with cadets of other Squadrons. Cadets also assist with washing up, keeping the campsite clean and in good order, cooking. They learn how to set up the site, cook a tasty meal and the safe way to start a campfire plus many other skills. All this feeds into teamwork and joining together for the common good.

Squadron camps are held at camping grounds, and we try to attend grounds where we can take our canoes for some aquatic activities. On other occasions we have camped at airfields, where Cadets have allied their camping with Flight activities. Fathers are welcome to attend any camps with their son/s. On occasion we have held family camps where other family members joined in the fun.