Camp Rainbow, Club Rainbow’s longest-running iconic event in its 25th edition, concluded on 13 March 2017 at Pasir Ris Sports Centre. Themed “Rainbow Olympics” this year, the event achieved its aim to create an immersive sports experience and inculcating the Olympic Spirit in each individual. Strong friendship and solidarity, cornerstones of the Olympic Spirit, were forged, as our beneficiaries and volunteers overcame interactive and educational challenges, and enjoyed fun activities throughout the three-day, two-night camp.
For the first time, the camp was held in March, instead of in June like the previous years, and at a new venue, Cherryloft Resorts. The event recorded its highest number of attendance at 81 beneficiary campers and was supported by close to 160 volunteers, including 55 steering and main organising committee and sub-committee members, 85 group leaders and befrienders, and 17 medical professionals. The second day saw 60 students and corporate volunteers turning up to support Carnival Night for the same cause.
Camp Rainbow remains one of the most enjoyable event for our beneficiaries. Carol, mother of Lucas, who participated in the camp says,
“A BIG Thank You to Rainbow Olympics. Lucas had a wonderful time. The befrienders, Min Qi, Felix and Jia Shun were just awesome. They shared pictures of him enjoying himself at the camp. I hope that I can send all my three boys to Club Rainbow one day.”
“I am very grateful to Club Rainbow for organising the camp. The planning of the outings and the programme is simply great. Please convey my thanks to the team and we look forward to signing Lucas up for the camp every year. Eventually, he can get involve in Camp Rainbow as a befriender to the younger children and become part of your organising team one day."
Such positive feedback and appreciation further propels the virtuous cycle in Camp Rainbow to continually engage and develop our current and former beneficiaries to contribute back to the community by assuming voluntary roles to organise and support the event.