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Muscular Northern camp hits Ngaruawahia this weekend

Muscular Northern is set to rock Ngaruawahia this weekend with its highly popular, member driven family camp.

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The weekend-long camp is the biggest annual member dedicated event for Muscular Dystrophy Northern.

Ngaruawahia Christian Camp is the venue this year and will be held from this Friday night until Sunday 22nd March.

Friday sees an evening meet and greet, with activities planned throughout the weekend including wheelchair football, a quiz evening, and a farewell lunch on the Sunday.

The family driven direction behind the scenes has seen the camp be a huge success at locations like Rotorua, Matamata Hot Springs, Waitomo, and last year out at Narrows Park on the outskirts of Hamilton.

The now traditional quiz evening on the Saturday night has often been a humorous and competitive affair.

Usual quiz director Lew Pulman will sadly not lead the evening this year as he continues his recovery from cancer.

Branch manager for Muscular Dystrophy Northern Trevor Jenkin says the camps are a lot of work to organise but the rewards are rich.

“They are a fantastic way of getting families networking together and talking. Everyone seems to enjoy them and go away happy”, Jenkin said.

The Northern Branch of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand run various events for its members throughout the year, including the also popular Christmas Party.

The branch has a lot of financial backing from key fundraising parties like HOG New Zealand.

CEO of Muscular Dystrophy Association Chris Higgins will not be present at the camp.

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