Kyle’s Camp – Broome
‘so they might feel better’ Kyle Andrews
Kyle loved the Broome lifestyle. During his illness and treatment in Perth he was occasionally able to return home to Broome. The beach and the Broome lifestyle always recharged him, made him feel stronger and mentally prepared him to continue his treatment. “It made him feel better.”
Kyle wanted the other kids in the Ward to experience the same.
Kyles Camp brings approximately 15-17 children with life threatening illnesses and four hospital Carers to Broome once a year for a well-deserved break from difficult treatment and therapy.
It’s a once in a lifetime experience that is shared with children with similar health circumstances, forming bonds that go beyond the camp. Kids can be kids again without the responsibility and stress they endure whilst in hospital and undergoing treatment.
Kyle’s Camp has been running for two and a half decades and each year is special and unique. Each group of children who go on camp together form a special bond.
The kids are with others that understand and know what they are going through, they are able to share their stories. Our goal is ‘to make them feel better’ and every year we achieve this.
There is a noticeable change in the children from the start of the camp to the end – it is incredible.
“It’s like their pilot lights been reignited when they come on camp” Matt – the Foundation President.
The weeklong camp comprises an array of Broome activities including the Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour, Great Escape Boat Cruise, Broome Crocodile Park visit, Hovercraft Tour, Camel Ride, AOC Fishing breakfast and Yoga at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa and a host of other activities. The children stay at the Broome Camp School located on the beautiful Cable Beach with its magnificent sunsets.
We sincerely thank the local businesses for helping us provide joy and happiness and a true Broome experience for the kids.
Families are contacted directly through the hospital system when going through treatment at PCH.
View our gallery to see some memorable moments from previous camps.