THIS year’s orientation camp for first-year university students, run by the Newman Society, will be held on the Sunshine Coast.
Each year the Catholic groups on south-east Queensland campuses conduct an orientation camp for students from the University of Queensland, Griffith, Queensland University of Technology, Australian Catholic University and other tertiary institutions.
A Newman Society spokeswoman, Joanne Hayes, said the 2005 O’Camp would be held at the Headland Tropicana Resort at Alexandra Headland from March 11-13.
‘Our aim of running the camp is to offer new students the opportunity of meeting other Catholic students and we hope joining in activities of the groups on campus.’
She said going to university for the first time was an exciting phase in any young person’s life.
‘It can also be a scary one when you find yourself in a position where often you would not know anyone, or where to go or what to do first.’
Joanne said the weekend would feature fun, relaxation and a Mass on the Sunday morning.
Joanne said the camp could take 20 to 30 people. Cost is $65 each.
Application forms have been sent to parishes and are also available from the Chaplaincy Centre at the University of Queensland.
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