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Last year three local primary schools participated on the night; however, this year 30 schools in the area are set to camp. The program will then launch around the country, according to The Australian Rites of Passage Institute’s Aimee Andersen.

‘Kids between the ages of six and ten spend a night camping on the school oval with their mum, dad or a mentor,’ says Aimee. ‘We are seeking passionate and capable people to become leaders on our CampOut programs,’ she says. Places are limited and anyone interested in applying should contact The Australian Rites of Passage Institute on 02  8003 3610 or visit www.ritesofpassageinstitute.com.


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