Last weekend was a spooky setting at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort for a Halloween family event with a good cause. The resort’s annual Camp and sCare event saw locals gather their friends and family together for a memorable mini-break. Guests went all out in the Spookiest Campsite and Cabin Competition, with a range of sites and cabins decorated throughout the resort, who were in the running to win a range of prizes.
Camp and sCare is an annual charity event held by BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, not only to raise funds for charity, but to also offer a special family experience for local residents to enjoy the great outdoors for a night of camping under the stars and to enjoy all of the resort’s extensive facilities.
All funds received from guests staying on powered sites on the Friday night went directly to this year’s charity, raising funds for young local, Cody Gibbs. 11 year old Cody was diagnosed in late 2018 with a rare and aggressive stage 4 Cancer of the Pineal Gland, located in the middle of the brain, which was removed over a six hour operation, followed by radiation treatment and chemotherapy since. Cody is now back at school full time and results from his latest MRI were all clear, with his next scan due in January.
In addition to the funds received from guest’s staying overnight, other funds were also raised from gold coin donations at the weekend’s events such as the pancake breakfast, BBQ, a monster raffle with prizes donated by local businesses and glow stick sales, all in all totalling $5,997 for young Cody. Over another $5,000 have been raised to date for Cody outside of this event, through the resort’s other various guest activities, with fundraising continuing until the end of the year.
From the moment of check-in, families had a weekend of Halloween style activities at their fingertips including Halloween Crafts, Spooky Biscuit Decorating, a Halloween Dress Up Wii Just Dance Disco, Sausage Sizzle, pancake breakfast and outdoor movies. On top of the special organised activities, the resort has plenty to keep the family entertained with a host of amazing facilities including the huge 13 slide water park.
Maegan Cross, Guest Activities Co-ordinator at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, said, “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported this weekend, from the generous local businesses who donated fundraising prizes, to the locals who came to join in the fun with their families. The event was two-fold, as we loved seeing our local families gather for a weekend of fun, while also raising funds for Cody.”
Each year the resort chooses a charity, individual or business to support, raising money not only through Camp and sCare, but via every one of the resort’s guest functions which are used as a vehicle for fundraising, with over $108,700 raised to date.
Set amongst lush landscaped grounds the resort caters for a variety of budgets and tastes with a wide range of accommodation options from camping and caravanning sites to designer decorated three bedroom condos. BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has a huge range of facilities including the massive waterslide park, a lagoon-style swimming pool, outdoor cinema, giant jumping pillows, pedal karts, full-size tennis court, mini-golf, adventure playground, basketball, volleyball, badminton, bocce, table tennis and more!