District 201N1
DG John Davis
(2017-2018)

New South Wales, Australia

CAMP GETAWAY - A project of Lions District 201N1

The aim of Camp Getaway is to provide a holiday for children aged 11 to 13 who would not normally have access to such an experience.

The program was established in 1992. The first camp, for twenty one boys, was held at the Harrington Scout Camp. From 1993 two camps were held each year. Children from the coast camped at Lake Keepit and children from the inland camped at Camp Elim (a project of the Baptist Church)  located on the Lakes Way, Forster, two hundred metres from Seven Mile Beach and on the shores of Lake Wallis.

In recent years Camp Elim has been used for both camps, one for children from the coast in April and one for children from the inland in September. Over two thousand children have benefited from this program.

Campers are cared for by dedicated, professional staff who run a program which benefits the children in their social and physical development.

The coordinator and assistant of this contact all clubs regarding the date, transport arrangements and cost two months prior to each camp. Lions Clubs may participate by sponsoring children from their area to attend. Local Lions clubs also assist in facilitating the arrangements.


Camp Getaway/ Camp Elim  15th-21st April 2018

This year our coastal kids’ camp is on in the April holidays from Sunday 15th – Saturday 21st for 6 nights. Last year it was only 5 nights because Easter.

Cost is $420 per child. Please choose a chairperson from your club to liaise between your schools, parents and child.

Application forms are available to download here. These forms will need to be printed, then completed by the parents, child and club.

If possible, scan forms and email them to Gayle Bowman electronically so as she can forward them to Camp Elim directors. If you can’t scan them, please send them to :-

Lion Gayle Bowman
1/72 Waterman St
Old Bar   NSW   2430

Phone 0428 138 500 or 02 5504 6856

It would be appreciated if all cheques are made out to  ‘District 201N1 Camp Elim’ and mailed to Gayle at the above address so she can cross check participants and payments.  If you would rather bank money electronically contact Gayle to obtain the bank details.


For more information on Camp Getaway contact the Camp Getaway Chair or Camp Getaway Assistant: