Community camps for youth

Smithton resident Tammy Tuxworth is inviting locals to an information session on Edmund Rice Camps, which may lead to their establishment in Circular Head. Picture: Ashleigh Force.

Interest. A local woman is looking to bring Edmund Rice Camps to Circular Head and she needs your help.

Tammy Tuxworth is asking interested community members along to an information evening next week, where they can find out more about the Edmund Rice Camps and what the organisation can do for Circular Head.

Based in Hobart, the statewide not-for-profit is volunteer driven and provides children, teenagers and young adults with experiences they may not otherwise have.

Founded on the principles of missionary and educationalist Edmund Rice, the programs focus on providing supportive environments for these individuals to participate in, where they may find acceptance and opportunities for challenges and growth.

A Smithton local, Mrs Tuxworth says she is driven by a need to help others.

“Through my experiences as a parent help over the last few years and now my training as a teacher assistant, I couldn’t believe how many students and families struggle in our community,” she said.

“It breaks my heart with all I have seen and heard from the children and things about their background and their general lifestyle.”

Mrs Tuxworth encouraged any interested community members along to the upcoming information evening.

“I am very passionate about helping our youth and community as a whole,” she said.

“But to make these programs successful and sustainable in our community we do have a few hurdles to jump and will all need to work together to make this happen.”

An information evening for interested community members will be held next Thursday (August 17) from 6.30pm at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre Hall of Fame. The evening will explore how Edmund Rice Camps can assist in the local community. A light supper will be provided.

For more information phone Tammy Tuxworth on 0428 316 222 or email