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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.

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