Camp La Salle is an opportunity for younger disadvantaged students from Francis Douglas Memorial College New Plymouth, John Paul College Rotorua and De La Salle College Mangere East, to take part in a fun and supportive Lasallian experience providing them with a formative break and reward for their great Lasallian participation and leadership throughout the year.
Each year one New Zealand School takes on the challenge to design the program. This year 11 Teachers and Senior Students were involved in facilitating the camp. The theme for 2019 was 'What does it mean to be Lasallian' and ''Sharing the Brotherhood amongst Students'. Throughout camp, attendees participated in a range of sightseeing activities, including team challenges.
Camp La Salle has now been running for 15 years in New Zealand, and this year's camp was no different from the others, with positive feedback received from all 46 students involved. The young students left experience with life-long memories and new friends, and staff left with their hearts full of the knowledge that somehow, they were co-operators in God's work.
Special mention to Martin (Principal, Francis Douglas Memorial College) and Claire Chamberlain, who has been involved in Camp La Salle for the last 11 years, as well as the other teachers and senior students from the three Colleges.