Posts by Tanya Dupagne

Youth Conference a Success!

54 young leaders from across the Wheatbelt attended the first ever Camp Kulin Youth Conference Friday, 10th of November 2017 to learn leadership skills and participate in a youth consultation. Students from Corrigin DHS, Kondinin PS, Kulin DHS, Bruce Rock DHS, Narrogin SHS, Kellerberrin DHS, Tammin PS and Babakin PS travelled to Kulin to take part in a variety of activities including team challenges, leadership challenges and small group activities. “The youth conference was designed to provide regional students with a chance to develop their leadership skills and meet students from other towns without needing to travel to Perth,” event
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Camp Kulin Manager announced as the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner for 2017!

In September 2017, Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Barnaby Joyce, announced Tanya Dupagne as the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner. The announcement was made in front of over 470 media, alumni, government officials, friends and family of the finalists, significant industry and private sector representatives at a black tie gala dinner at Parliament House in Canberra. As the national winner, Tanya will receive a $10,000 bursary from Westpac (adding to the $10,000 bursary she received as the WA State Winner) to further progress her winning project – a camp program to support women from regional WA to develop their
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Camp leader takes out Rural Women’s Award 2017!

Camp Kulin program founder Tanya Dupagne has won the 2017 WA Rural Women’s Award for her contribution to WA’s regional communities Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan tonight congratulated Kulin community leader Tanya Dupagne on taking out the 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation WA Rural Women’s Award. The Rural Women’s Award celebrates the contributions and achievements of Western Australian women to the State’s regional economy and communities. Tanya started the Camp Kulin program four years ago to support the wellbeing of young people in the Wheatbelt. Tanya will receive $10,000 to complete a project or initiative that will benefit
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Boost for Camp Kulin Corring Reach program from Civic Legal.

Camp Kulin’s Corrigin Reach Program has received a big boost thanks to a $5,000 sponsorship announcement from Civic Legal this week. Corrigin District High School was the pilot school for the Reach Program, which provides one-on-one and small group mentoring, before and after school activities, classroom support, weekend activities, teacher support and links to essential services for students in kindergarten to Year 10. The 12 month pilot program, funded through support from the Shire of Corrigin, community organisations and fundraising, has proved highly successful with teachers and parents noting a huge positive change in the students participating. The recent funding
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Donations help 6 more children to attend camp!

Tanya had a great day yesterday as one of the speakers at the Merredin International Women’s Day long table lunch. Thanks to Kerry and the organising committee, as well as the Westpac bank in town who have been collecting donations for Camp Kulin from local residents and have raised enough money for 6 children to attend camp. Thanks everyone who donated for making it possible!
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Camp Kulin 2017 Gets Off To A Big Start!

February 2017 It has been a big start to the year for the Camp Kulin team. Over the past 6 weeks, 176 campers from across the WA and 52 volunteer camp counsellors from around Australia and overseas travelled to Kulin to take part in the nationally recognised program. Campers travelled from as far away as Newman in the north and Esperance in the south to attend Camp Kulin. This included over 100 scholarship campers who have been affected by torture or trauma situations who were sponsored by generous donors to attend a session over summer. Camp counsellors volunteered 6,278 hours
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Camp Kulin July and April Camps A Hit!

It’s been yet another massive few months for Camp Kulin, as we continue to grow at an astronomical rate. We have not only provided our regular camps for general campers from across WA whose parents pay for them to attend camp and our scholarship campers who have been affected by some form of childhood trauma, but we’ve also run two special camps as well. We hosted children who lost their homes and were affected by the summer bushfires in Yarloop and Waroona, and we also ran our second camp in conjunction with the Telethon Type 1 Family Centre and Diabetes
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KULIN COMMUNITY BANK SUPPORTS CAMP KULIN

A massive thankyou to the Kulin Community Bank Branch, who presented us with a cheque for $7,000 today to fund the Camp Kulin Reach Program. This will enable us to keep providing local programs for children and young people in Kulin, such as circus and Boyz and Girlz Zone, as well as introduce one on one and small group mentoring and a special activities program. This support from our community bank will have a big impact on local kids and what we can offer – your support is greatly appreciated!
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Local Donation Makes A Difference

Camp Kulin has received a big boost thanks to a $5,000 donation from Kulin IGA to go towards buying new equipment and activities for the nationally recognised program. Owners of the local family run business Rachel and Allyn Argent presented the cheque to Camp Kulin Manager Tanya Dupagne and Program Assistant Daniel Philip last week. “We are very proud to present the cheque for $5,000 to Camp Kulin so they can buy much needed equipment for their programs to support local children and children from around the State,” Mrs Argent said. The Camp Kulin program has grown rapidly over the
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