Staff from DCP Residential Care recently held an educational camp to help young people learn about history of the Flinders Ranges.

Residential Care camps provides the opportunity for young people to get to know their youth workers in a different setting, whilst also providing valuable education.

This year’s focus was on learning about the region’s history, land and culture. Proud Adnyamathanha Elder Vinny Coulthard, came to the camp to educate the young people on Adnyamanthanha land and culture.

The camp attendees also got to visit the Hawker Art centre gallery to see artist Jeff Morgan’s remarkable Wilpena Panorama paintings and a variety of crystals and rocks from the region.

Child and Youth Worker Jodie Hills said it was wonderful to see the young people engaged with the display.

“Many acknowledged the time it must have taken to complete the paintings,” Jodie said.

They also visited the Wilmington Land Rover and toy museum where they saw thousands of 1960-80s toy cars and memorabilia.

Another highlight was touring the Blinman Heritage Mine where they learned about experiences of the Cornish miners in 1862.  At the end of the tour their tour guide put their knowledge to the test with a friendly quiz.

Jodie said, “It was wonderful to see them get all the answers right.”

Child and Youth Worker Peter Giles who also attended the camp said it was such a positive experience having the opportunity for both staff and young people to learn about local history together.

“Opportunities such as these support our vision that all young people grow up safe, happy and nurtured to reach their full potential.”