North Camp 2019 - What is The Gospel?
- When: Sat 21st - Mon 23rd Sept 2019
- Where: Camp Kookaburra, Central Vic
- Who: 12 to year 12
- How Much: $125 (Financial assistance is available). Either full payment of $125 or deposit of $70 required when registering. Cheques are to be made out to "Presbyterian Church of Victoria"
- Camper Registrations: Open Monday 1st July to Monday 2nd Sept
- Speaker: Clinton Le Page
- Topic: What is the Gospel?
- Theme: North Pole
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Training day attendance is compulsory for camp leaders. North Leader's Training Days will be on Sat 17th August at St John’s Pres Church, Bendigo.
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About the Speaker - Clinton Le Page
Clint was saved by God’s grace when he was about 10 years old. He grew up in Melbourne’s north-east and the first Presbyterian church he attended as a young adult was Bundoora. After 12 years at Donvale Presy he is back at Bundoora serving as Associate Pastor. Clint has been married to Kirsti for 17 years and they have three children aged 15, 13, 11. Clint pastors the 9am congregation at Bundy, and coordinates the Growth Groups. He loves walking, basketball, watching movies and sport with his family, and finds joy in helping others know and live for Jesus.
About the Topic - What is The Gospel
The Gospel is good news for the world, for Australia, for you and your friends. What is ‘The Gospel’, and why does it matter? Come to North Camp to hear the most momentous, life changing news in the world, a message about Jesus that can change your life now and your eternity.
About The Convenor - Stuart & Sharon Pike
In Stu's own words:
"Sharon and I have been married for just over a year now and we attend Darebin Presbyterian in Thornbury. We both grew up in Christian families which laid good foundations for us knowing God. We met at the Christian group on campus where we were both convicted and gripped by the gospel.
I grew up attending PYV camps and in the last few years, Sharon and I have both served on them. We've seen firsthand how these camps help young people (including leaders!) see clearly who Jesus is and be captivated by Him.
It will be a joy to serve again this year!"
What To Bring
Bible & pens; drink bottle; appropriate clothing (including a hat); old clothes and shoes for messy activities; bath towel & toiletries; pillow, sleeping bag / doona & sheet; money for bookstall & merchandise; and a 'North Pole' themed costume!
Contact North Camp Convenors Stuart & Sharon: firstname.lastname@example.org
or the PYV Office: email@example.com or 0434 198 156.
Camp Reflection 2017
North Camp this year was all about "Romans & Reformation", with Luke Brownley delivering the talks. While the focus was on Romans, we were also treated to some videos with Luke and his kids acting out the stories of some of the reformers. The theme for camp was "Time Travellers", which led to some very interesting and well-executed costume ideas!
Luke brought us three talks: Talk 1 was entitled "How can anyone be right with God?", with a focus on Romans 3. Talk 2 asked "How does grace come?" and looked at Romans 5. Finally, talk three answered the question "What's our part?" by hearing from Romans 4. The studies also helped to expand on these concepts.
The activities were very entertaining. Night games were a highlight here - sneaking past leaders blindly swinging pool noodles, while also avoiding being seen by a spotlight, proved to be very challenging! Another activity that really stood out was when each team had to defrost a solid block of ice to put on the shirt that was frozen inside. The result was a hilarious combination of wildly bashing a frozen shirt on the ground, and watching the wearers shiver as the semi-frozen shirt was unwillingly placed on them!
For me, the highlight of the camp was catching up with each of the guys in my study group, hearing how their faith in God was going, and praying with them. In one study session, our study group also had some practice in apologetics, with the leaders playing devil's advocate to test the campers' understanding of the Gospel. It was really encouraging to see the campers clearly explaining the concepts of our sinfulness, our need for a Saviour, and God's generous gift of his Son to make us right with Him.
Next year I will be looking forward to catching up with these campers again - to hear how they are going in their faith, and to pray with them. After all, what an opportunity to build relationships with the youth in our region!
North Camp Leader