YACMA Retreat 2019

This year’s YACMA Retreat was held at Blue Lake Holiday Park in Rotorua from the 5th to 7th of July.

The first day began with everyone arriving in the afternoon and settling into their cabins to unpack for the busy three days ahead. Although we had heaps of activities planned for the first day, the weather was not on our side. So the afternoon was filled with board games and rest from the long journey down from Auckland. We ended the night with the 2x Spicy Noodle Challenge which was definitely not something to be taken lightly. Congratulations to Sunny Ding for winning the challenge!

Thankfully on the next day, the weather decided to clear up so we started with some fantastic outdoor sports including our Grafton special - HANDBALL! Then off we were to the long-awaited outdoor spa at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. Nothing beats a hot spa in the middle of a cold and rainy winter! As night approached, we returned to the holiday park to a warm dinner of Japanese curry. YACMA members were also in for a surprise that night as we prepared an amazing quiz night event!

On the final day of the retreat, we said goodbye to Rotorua and took some beautiful photos by Lake Tikitapu to bring some of those joyful memories that we had back home. We would like to extend our appreciation to the YACMA pre-clinical reps for their incredible work and organisation as well as ACMA for being such generous sponsors. We hope that everyone had a great time and look forward to the amazing retreats to come!