Mess Hut Tables Restoration

Thousands of hungry visitors have sat at our Mess Hut tables and enjoyed countless delicious meals, witnessed brilliant speeches and entertainment, and been part of life changing education. Our beautiful tables had lost their shine. Their shimmer. And faded into the background as just another useful piece of furniture. But not anymore…

The intricate grain patterns on the wood suggest that these are no ordinary hardwood tables. They have stood the test of time and their beauty is on display again after having undergone a much-needed makeover, and you WILL notice the difference!

Take the time to have a close look at the tables when you next visit camp and let us know what you think. If we all show them some love and care, thousands more can enjoy our tables for many years to come.

This heritage restoration project is supported by a Mornington Peninsula Shire Heritage Grant.

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Stand Up Paddleboards

This pastime is taking the sporting world by storm and we offer it at Lord Somers Camp right now!

Stand Up Paddleboarding is an incredibly fun and safe way to stay fit and enjoy the best of what nature has to offer.

You may even be lucky enough to get a visit from our local pod of dolphins.

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Because the Coronavirus is currently preventing our happy campers from coming to camp, Josh Clark our Camp Activities Coordinator has come up with a fun way everyone can enjoy Somers Camp-style activities virtually.

Click the link HERE or watch our latest videos to see Josh tell you all about it.

Our first Virtual Camp Activity goes LIVE today! To catch up with our fortnightly activities as we go along, see our Instagram “Camp Activities” Highlights.

Follow us on Instagram HERE to join in.

We hope you enjoy our fun virtual activities program and very much look forward to seeing you play along!

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Thank you to Ruyton Girl’s School Yr7s

For the girls entering Year 7 at Ruyton Girls’ School, staying at Lord Somers’ Camp at the start of the year has become an early highlight of the school calendar. The beauty of the natural environment and the warm weather make the trip a much-anticipated one for girls entering Senior School. During our stay, we learnt a great deal about the local environment, historical sites and wildlife. Perhaps most importantly, we learned that the camp’s vision is to provide respite and holiday opportunities for families and/or children facing significant personal challenges.

Action-packed water activities, nature walks, sports and bonding with your classmates were extremely enjoyable for everyone. Spending time with all the girls helped every one of us make new friends and encouraged us to interact with a diverse range of people. After all the girls heard about Lord Somers’ generosity in conducting spectacular programs for kids who might not otherwise have such opportunities, we all realised how fortunate we are and began to appreciate more the wonderful things we get to experience. This realisation led to a communal decision by the girls that we would like to help the Camp achieve its goal of providing opportunities for other deserving children to enjoy what we ourselves have treasured: learning to communicate and work together, make new friends and have some good old-fashioned fun. We saw that these opportunities, that many of us perhaps took for granted, were not readily available to all, so when we returned to school, each of the four Form Groups brainstormed creative ideas to fundraise money to purchase new and much needed equipment for Lord Somers’ Camp. 7PGR held a chocolate toss, 7PBR and 7JGR held a serve-yourself lolly bar, and 7BMO held a spider drink stall.

All the money raised – some $920 – went to the camp, and each and every girl was happy that other children – and the amazing people in their lives who help and support them – might also have the opportunity to have a great time. Not only is it a tradition to visit the camp every year, it has also become a tradition to assist the camp in its vision for years to come.

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