All youth are invited to come and join us for a weekend of reflection, fun & adventure, fellowship, relaxation and a heart full of God’s love & much more, alone in the great outdoors!
BYO food, water, tents & all your camping needs.
For more information call Jenny (QLD) 0448 696 750 or Tanya (NSW) 0413 922 924.
Where is the Youth Camp going to be held?
The QLD/NSW Spring Youth Camp will be held at Stuarts Point Convention Centre which is approximately halfway between Brisbane and Sydney on the NSW North Coast. This campground is owned and run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church and is known to be a lovely spot to which on one side the beach is located and to the other is a River. With lots to do, it is a great place for our Youth Camp weekend.
What kind of accommodation is available at the camp site?
Although the campground has a variety of accommodation, due to the SDA church also having an event on during this same long weekend, all cabins and rooms are taken and are not available, but we do have a tentative booking in place for their powered sites, so for all who are planning to attend the camp, you are asked to bring a tent or a caravan or campervan is permitted.
When is the latest I need to register by?
We encourage for all who want to come to camp to book in as per the instructions on the invitation and by filling out the survey attached here. The latest we need registrations and bookings with Stuart’s Point in by is no later than Tuesday 15th August, 2023.
What time is check in?
Check in is anytime after midday on Friday 29th September, 2023.
What should I be bringing to camp?
All your camping needs will be required here.
- Tents, Caravans or Campervans
- BYO Food and water
- Note books & bibles
- Good runners/walking shoes
- Camping chairs
What does the program for the weekend consist of?
We plan to have activities and very important group discussions. Seeing that the youth ages asked to attend are between the ages of 16 – 35 years, we will be splitting the group into two groups with one group being the teens aged between 16 – 21 years and the second group being for the young adults aged between 22 – 35 years which allows the discussions to be more appropriately catered to their age groups.
Are parents allowed?
We have collectively decided as Youth Leaders for each of these fields that in order to work with our youth, some if not all are more susceptible to opening up more when parents are not involved in the program/discussions, so although we are not against parents being at the venue (and your children are encouraged to tent with their parents/families and come across to the youth camping area for the youth program) we do wish that the program in itself is purely for the youth and the youth leaders and their chosen teams.
Will there be any Ministers/Pastors involved in the youth program?
Yes absolutely. We do plan to have at least two of our Pastors included in our program who will oversee and work together with the Youth Leaders and their prospective teams.
If parents come, will there be a program for them if they are not involved in the Youth program?
Yes, for families that will attend who have children both of Camponotus ages and Youth Camp ages, we do plan to have a Sabbath program to cater for the parents and families that will be staying on from Camponotus for the long weekend. The program for the youth itself will run from Friday Sunset 29th September, 2023 through to late morning Sunday 1st October, 2023. Once we have wrapped up our youth group discussions and activities on Sunday morning, everyone (including parents and families) are welcome to join the youth for some fun group activities for the day.
What is the objective of the Youth Leaders for this program?
Our main objective with this youth camp is to try and ground our youth in the truth we hold. With the pressures and distractions that surround our youth today, we have noticed the slow decline in the youths interests within the church, so we have themed this camp “What is holding you back” which will help us understand the different things that may be holding our youth back in their spiritual journey or the things that they struggle with that may be a hinderance to them in this day and age. We want to take this opportunity to hear our youth and then provide help and support as well as structure to the needs of our youth as well as enabling them to build confidence and strengthening the bonds between our youth and church leadership which is a necessity and one of the important points in allowing them to grow and ground their faith in the gospel truth.
What meals will be provided?
All meals are “Bring your own” except for the Sabbath Lunch which will be provided by the youth departments.
Anything else I should know about?
Yes, for any youth that are wanting to travel up from Victoria but may find it hard because of how far Stuarts Point is from Victoria, we are able to organise a minibus from Schofields Church up to Stuarts Point depending on the number of people wanting this option. A small cost to you would be involved and will be determined once we know how many numbers we get that would be interested in this option. Please keep in mind that if you plan to take this option, you would need to arrive at Schofields Thursday evening or before 9am on Friday morning, and the bus will leave Stuarts Point on Monday morning around 9am, so please factor this into your plans if you want to take this option.
For any further information, please contact:
Tanya Ah-Ching on 0413 922 924 OR Jenny Foaese on 0448 696 750