Melbourne Youngies Camp

The Melbourne Youngies Camp was held at Freshwater Creek Camp near Torquay and Geelong over the Labour Day weekend. Friday night started off with a basketball match, fellowship around the rotunda and people arriving at camp. On Saturday morning we had delicious French toast for breakfast to start the day, then a meeting at the rotunda with three talks presented by Youngies. The day activity was a beach day at Torquay Front Beach in conjunction with the Victorian Country Assemblies’ picnic, where we played gridiron, beach volleyball and had a swim in an attempt to escape the heat! The beach trip was finished off with a well deserved ice cream run to Nordenfine on the way back home to camp.

That evening we were treated to burgers and salad at our communal dinner, and as the temperature was so “un Melbourne-like”, we had our night meeting under the stars and enjoyed 3 more fantastic talks. On Sunday we started with a pancake breakfast, then our Communion Meeting after which we witnessed a baptism in the pool where the young man received the Holy Spirit on the spot! That afternoon we played an AFL footy match in Torquay at the local oval. The temperature was hovering around 37 degrees which made it an interesting game; however the sea breeze made playing bearable. As the heatwave went on we had a water fight after dinner that made sure heatstroke wasn’t an issue…  On the Monday, some went home while others went to the beach and soaked up the sun. One thing is for sure, we had a great weekend with inspirational talks, great fellowship, yum food, hot weather, ice cream and of course a baptism! Don’t forget to put the Gold Coast Youth Rally in your diaries for 24 January 2014.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”11574″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] Players ready to brave the heat and play some footy!

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”11578″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] Queuing for breakfast in the Rotunda.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”11577″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] Patiently waiting for their pancakes.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”11575″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] Some of the country assemblies enjoying the shade of the Norfolk Pines. 

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”11576″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] The Gridiron getting underway at Torquay Front Beach.


The Melbourne assembly in Australia began just after World War 2. It is the headquarters for the Revival Centres Church globally. It is composed of three centres: Central (in Box Hill), Southern (in Mt Eliza) and Western (in Williamstown).

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  1. Food, food, food, food; and then a baptism; food.

    Love it! Sounds like a really great time.

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