On Sunday 9 February, our Venturer Unit went to Penrith Whitewater Stadium as part of their (belated) end-of-year celebrations.
Thanks to some intrepid parent helpers, the Vennies left early on Sunday morning to head west. An hour later, they were greeted by the super-helpful staff at the Stadium, who were ready to lead them through the rapids.
Though some had rafted before, for most, this was the first time they’d had the chance to jump into a rubber dinghy and be tossed about in some terrifying water rapids. Fortunately, everyone had a blast.
The weather was perfect – hot and sunny – which meant that people ended up in the water more than they were probably supposed to. But thanks to the knowledgeable staff at the Stadium, by the end of the session, everyone was a pro.
Don’t take our word for it – check out the video below to see how the day really went!