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Surf lifesaving in Western Australia is a volunteer based not-for-profit community service association providing an essential educational and emergency rescue service to all users of West Australian beaches. Surf Life Saving Western Australia is the key agency for beach safety and a vital community service playing a fundamental role in building healthy communities.
Their activities address many community and Government policies such as safer communities, obesity, physical activiity, youth development, training and education, and famly. Surf Life Saving Western Australia comprises of a State centre, 28 Surf Life Saving clubs located around the coastline and over 17,000 members who all share the vision: 'Saving Lives and Building Great Communities.'
The Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA is proud to support Surf Life Saving Western Australia and their TOAD and Rise-Up camps. These programs are for members from rural and remote areas of WA with a particular emphasis on those from a disadvantaged family.
The TOAD Camp (Teamwork Opportunity and Development) is for 14 year olds and will be held at Rottnest. It is designed to expose participants to a wide range of skills and activiites to encourage continued development within Surf Lifesaving.
The Rise-Up Camp is open to members who are between the ages of 15 and 17 and it is held down in Harvey at the Morningtion Adventure Camp. Here participants will be exposed to physical, social and theoretical activities to enhance their personal leadership skills.
For more information about Surf Life Saving WA please visit http://www.mybeach.com.au/