The ChIPS Wrapper has arrived!
Fresh off the press the 2010/2011 Wrapper is here! This Wrapper is extra special as it includes two years worth of ChIPS news, events, photos, songs and much more. Huge congratulations to the Publications Committees from the last two years for your efforts in getting this produced. Well Done! J
If you are keen to get your hands on a copy contact Jarnia Cameron, ChIPS Team Leader on email@example.com or 9345 6616.
ChIPS Camp for 2012 is done and dusted! From 18th – 20th January we headed to Cave Hill Creek near Beaufort for three days of challenge and fun! The sun shone down and allowed teams to compete in archery, bouldering wall and canoeing along some very funny skit performances! Congratulations to team Peter Pan which took out the Walsh Perpetual Shield for the team that gained the most points during camp.
Along with the team activities ChIPS members also got the opportunity to participate in t-ball, low ropes, swimming, singing and craft.
This year the theme was Disney and there were some fabulous costumes for the costume party everything to Captain Hook to Winnie the Pooh!
Thanks to the 41 ChIPS members that attended for making it a camp to remember! Also a massive thank you to our healthcare team and volunteers that attended this year – you are all awesome!
ChIPS Leadership Training
On 7th and 8th July ChIPS held its annual Leadership Training.
It was great to see ChIPERS old and new come together to learn about the concept of leadership and develop and practice that one skill that not many people enjoy – public speaking! Lots of laughs were had and skills learnt, the group presentations at the end of the training were pretty impressive!
A big thanks to all those that came along this year.
Any ChIPER is eligible to attend Leadership Training. If you are interested in finding out more please contact the ChIPS office.
For more information contact Jarnia Cameron, ChIPS Team Leader on 9345 6616 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, February through November, the ChIPS Reference Committee meets in the Board Room of the Royal Children’s Hospital to provide leadership and direction to the ChIPS program. Currently 20 young people and 4 mentors form the committee which has four sub-committees: Camp, Publication, Advocacy and Socials.
ChIPS is getting ready for another High Challenge Camp run by the Victorian Police. The camps involve taking youth out of their comfort zone in order to provide them with some challenges. Each person’s journey is individual and the ‘challenge by choice’ philosophy is utilized. The camp is based outdoors and involves some of the following challenges; high ropes course, low ropes course, initiatives, time management and people skills activities. The camp is a great opportunity to experience something new and learn about yourself. As always ChIPS staff and the great doctors and nurses of the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne will be onsite to work with the needs of everyone to make camp not only safe but loads of fun!!!
For more details call the ChIPS Office on 9345 6616 or check out the Victorian Police website www.police.vic.gov.au and search for ‘High Challenge Program’
Expressions of interest for this camp will be out to the ChIPS membership in May.
What a fabulous time we had at Cave Hill Creek! Another awesome ChIPS Camp with a great group of ChIPERS. The weather came to the party and allowed t-ball, kayaking, archery and low ropes amongst other outdoor activities to be enjoyed.
A highlight for many was the costume dress up on the last night – some ChIPPERS and staff went all out with the animal theme!
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and medical team – you guys are great!
Bring on January Camp 2012 – watch this space for more details!