Somers’ Sirens, for Camp Diversity

Excitement was in the air on Friday night as the buses arrived at camp. Camp Diversity, a community camp run by LSCPH volunteers for young adults living with a physical or intellectual disability, was on again. Saturday morning arrived and many participants were up and ready bright and early for what we all knew would […]

A Whole New World, at Camp Diversity

Every time we walk through the gates of Somers, we truly are in ‘a whole new world’, ready to see the world through ‘a new fantastic point of view’ – and April’s Disney Diversity was absolutely no exception. This April, the incredible Diversity Committee’s hours of planning, timetabling and brainstorming finally came together to produce […]

Easter Camp Poem, Little Big

Little Big It’s in the little things. The small moments. That the big rewards come.   Seeing your friends, Not through a screen,  But with an intimacy to relish, Shared experiences for a lifetime, Friendships to cherish.   The smiles, the joy, the ease, The acceptance.  Embraces are warm, banter is friendly, Laughs come easily, […]

ANZAC Service Speech

On the evening of Thursday, 20th of April, members and friends gathered at Power House in Albert Park to pay their respects to the ANZACs. Below is some of the speech from that evening; 25 April 1915 is a date etched in Australia’s history. Its anniversary is commemorated across the country each year as ANZAC […]

The Golden Oldies 2017

The Annual “Goldies” Camp, for our female members,, aged 50+ was run down at Somers on the weekend of Friday, 7 – Sunday, 9 April 2017 and despite some rather nasty weather, the ladies seemed to have had a lovely time… Arrival time – 5pm, please!  With hellos and hugs aplenty we all arrived for […]

Oldies Camp 2017

On the weekend of Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2, the annual Oldies Camp, for our Male members, aged 55+, kicked off at Somers. For the 22nd time, Oldies of Lord Somers Camp returned to play another day. And victorious they were indeed; overcoming cold wind, threatening skies, and occasional periods of chaos. Such […]

Mirabel Neverland

The second star to the right guided us all down to Somers Neverland on the 3rd of March for Mirabel Family Camp. Excited and enchanted volunteers and families alike were keen to see what the weekend had in store. The Weather Gods were looking favourably down on us with beautiful sunny skies predicted for the […]

Founders’ Day 2017

“It’s my favourite night of the year” Emma Phillips “Founders’ Day, it’s the night you get Found” Slushie Duke Peter Robert, MC for the night kicked off, appealing to a happy crowd, clapping every single thing he said. Finally telling the crowd ‘If you clap my every line, it’s going to be a long night […]

A Very Special Thanks

Very Special Kids Camp was held on the weekend of Friday, 17th – Sunday, 19th February. With 20 families and nearly a 100 LSC&PH volunteers in attendance, it was a fantastic weekend. There was an “Under the Sea” theme, Wheelchair Basketball, Visits to the market, Archery, Massages, a visit from the HOGs and so much […]

SisterWorks at Somers 2016

What an incredible first experience as a volunteer! I had the chance to take part in SisterWorks​ at Somers earlier this month, and met many strong connected women – the volunteers with a golden heart who guided me through my first program, and the Sisters entrepreneurs who are dreaming big for their family and their business. Friday […]