The second Saltwater Freshwater Cultural Camp which was held on Worimi country, over three days in July, once again demonstrated the power of culture to inspire, connect and empower our young people. Twenty youth aged 15-18 from the Biripi and Worimi nations came together at Camp Elim in Forster NSW to spend three days to learn a new (Our) Flash Mob Dance and connect with local and regional cultural leaders, performers, artists and Elders.
The focus of the camp was dance, with cultural workshops also held throughout the Camp, including; Gathang language, spear throwing, a bush tucker walk, weaving, didgeridoo playing and painting. The young people involved in the Camp ranged from Karuah in the south, to Dungog in the west, and Taree in the north, but in their shared experience of culture, formed fast friendships. These young dancers were challenged to not only explore dance, but take on leadership roles, develop personal discipline and work as a team.