New playing court complex launched at 76-year-old Camp Getaway

Camp Getaway in Axedale recently celebrated the reopening of their playing court complex after it was completely resurfaced and updated with the support of the Agnico Eagle Community Partnership Program. 

Over the years the camp, which aims to cater for those of all abilities and mobility, has hosted thousands of groups, with disability groups – needing a sanctuary away from their daily challanges – being a particular focus. 

People are often surprised to learn that Camp Getaway – an initiative of the Rotary Club of Bendigo – was opened in 1948 to provide recreational facilities to needy children following World War II. Today, Camp Getaway is a continuing project of the combined Rotary Clubs of District 9800.

The camp has been through many upgrades through the decades and Agnico Eagle Australia are pleased to join the ranks of the many organisations and individuals who recognise the valuable role that the facility plays within the local community.

Rotary Youth Camp Chairman, Wayne Smith said: “Thanks to the support of Agnico Eagle Australia and other supporters, we have been able to complete numerous upgrades to the facility in recent years, that have greatly improved the camping experience for all our visitors”.

“We look forward to seeing Camp Getaway continue providing a meeting place for many organisations and support groups for many years to come,” said Felicia Binks, Director Environment and Government Relations for Agnico Eagle Australia.