In 2013 NSW Sport and Recreation formed a partnership with The Pathways Foundation, who have been running the Young Stars programs since 2006. Due to it’s success, NSW Sport and Recreation will now be facilitating the program through a number of their Centres. For more information or to book call 13 13 02 or visit the Sports and Recreation website>

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YoungStars is an adventure Filled weekend for fathers and their sons. This program is for dads who want to spend quality time with their sons in the bush, camping, playing games, sharing stores with other dads and their boys. Bring your son to a Young Stars camp and be prepared to have a fun-filled, memorable and rewarding weekend escape.

Many dads really want to take their son camping and with busy lives and the inertia of where to go? what will we do? and do I have all the right stuff? it often just does not happen or it happens and by the time you’e shopped, unpacked, set up, cooked and cleaned the amount of undistracted time you have actually spent with your son can be minimal.

Testimonials: “My son and his grandfather have just returned home … Nathaniel was filthy, smelly, exhausted and HAPPY!. My dad on the other hand, had a tear in his eye … He was moved by the whole experience and impressed that he and my grandson were not made to feel like the odd ones out (not being father and son)… With so many thanks” Kelli G.

“The biggest thing for me was it was really just a great chance to have a weekend one on one with my son—to focus on him. I have been to a couple of other father-child camps through school, and at those, the children tend to play and the fathers tend to socialise, so it’s not necessarily a father-son weekend. This one we were focused on our sons and the activities were structured to be father and son together.” (Michael, Father).

“The great thing about the YoungStars program is it’s prevention, not cure….The whole weekend has produced this common bond, this common experience which I’m sure we’ll talk about often and reflect upon.” (James, Father).