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Whitianga Classic Car Club Invests in our Teen Leaders

The Whitianga Classic Car Club has awarded four Outstanding Teen Leader Scholarships, each to the value of $250.
 |  Michelle Farmer  | 

The Mercury Bay Day Camp offers three days of outdoor adventure for children aged between 6 and 13, and in addition provides fun and empowering leadership opportunities for teens aged 14 to 17. The Teen Leaders attending camp make close friendships whilst also gaining experience and leadership skills that can build their confidence and self-esteem. Many teens go on to make lifelong friendships and take the skills they have learnt at camp into the workforce and into life.

The four recipients of the scholarship were selected from some 65 Teen Leaders attending the Mercury Bay Day Camp.The selected leaders each demonstrated particularly outstanding personal commitment in leading, supporting and encouraging the younger children as they navigated their way through different activities at the camp.

The Whitianga Classic Car Club is sponsoring each of the four ‘most outstanding student leaders’, Francis Lidgard, Kaitlyn Cornwall, Cameron Lee and Codi Courtenay $250 towards any extra-curricular activity that will help them better themselves. The choice of activities is to be decided by the recipient and must reflect a genuine interest the student has.

Over the years the Whitianga Classic Car Club has raised money to support many local charities including the Westpac Helicopter Trust and The Legacy Foundation at Mercury Bay Area School. The Club is now proud to be sponsoring young leaders in our community.

The Whitianga Classic Car Club congratulates all the children who attended camp, every dedicated teen leader, as well as the generous organisers and the loyal adult helpers. Albert and I arrived for the final accolades and were met by a large group of very happy and invigorated souls, some of whom were covered in mud from head to toe. The smiles on every face and the excited gusto in each one’s voice bore testament to the wonder of the experiences achieved and challenges overcome during their time at camp.