Summer camp in Duncan’s memory

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An Ashburton summer camp for boys – and girls – planned for Mania-O-Roto park next year is dedicated to the memory of adventurer Duncan Crozier.

Duncan died three years ago at the American International Summer Sports Training Camp at Trout Lake, Pennsylvania, United, States.

He met his wife Renee, an Australian, at the camp and she now lives in Ashburton.

They had three sons before he was diagnosed with cancer and died two years later.

Duncan and his father, Philip, the area assistant scout zone leader, had always intended to run a summer camp, but “he was too sick to run it in the summer of 2014 so we left it”.

“The American Summer Camp have put up a monument which is quite impressive and I would like to send a report (from this committee) to say his legacy is ongoing by this camp being started on the lines of the American summer camp,” Mr Crozier said.

He said Duncan met explorer Bear Grylls when he toured New Zealand.

Mr Crozier said the programme for the summer camp would be based on scouting adventure camps – swimming, biking, sailing, tramping, river crossing, eating in the new Scout Hall, camping out in tents.

The camp is open to scouting and non-scouting young people aged around 10-13.

Experienced police-vetted leaders would run the camp at a ratio of six young people to an adult.

The camp can take a maximum of 48 people, plus leaders.

The camp will cost $200 and run from January 16-20, 2017.

For registration forms and details, email binghamfamily@outlook.com or on Mania-O-Roto on Facebook.