Scena 98’s summer holiday camps have become an annual tradition that aim both to reward the actors for their efforts during the year, and to integrate the group during their free time.
All camps are held in different and interesting places around Western Australia, where apart from resting, members can go hiking, swimming, and kayaking, or take part other sports and activities. During each trip the group incorporates some cultural aspect, such as singing Christmas carols or traditional Polish ballads as a group. Participants at the annual summer camps average from around 60 to 100 people.
Another annual tradition for the group is the summer family picnic at Lake Lechenaultia, Chidlow. These picnics, year after year, successfully gather more than 300 people. A similar picnic is also held each year in the Chittering Valley to celebrate the beginning of spring.
In addition, the group often organises spontaneous trips, bush walks and picnics throughout the year.
Outdoor Nativity Plays
In 2004, Scena ‘98 started performing traditional Polish Nativity plays outdoors, firstly at Tomato Lake in Rivervale (2004), followed by Bardon Park in Maylands (2005). Over recent years, these have been performed outside the Polish church in Maylands, where the group regularly recreate the stable at Bethlehem.
These nativity plays have become a tradition to bring together the Polish community, but they also act as an important way for the youngest talents (the youngest sometimes being less than 2 years old!) to gain some performing experience.