Edmund Rice Camps Dunedin, began a long, long time ago...
In January 1990, Br John (Henry) Shepherd along with 7 Kavanagh College
ex-pupils, attended two Edmund Rice Camps,
one in Victoria and one in New South Wales.
Here they volunteered and worked with
young people on the margins. The
experience was one that they all wanted
to provide to kids in need and young
volunteers back in Dunedin.
Students of Kavanagh College and Otago
University were a leaders on the first camp.
Together the young women and men formed
a team of enthusiastic volunteer leaders,
creating our vision - 'Youth Caring for Youth'.
The first Edmund Rice Camp was held at
Camp Waiora in May 1991, and was a
resounding success for the children and the
leaders who took part. Since that time
camps have been a significant support to
people in the Otago area.