Senior Victorian Young Revivalists Camp

Colour Fight!

Another year of camp has come and gone and we’re exhausted, completely spent but utterly thrilled to see our kids grow in the church, through the fellowship and their relationship with God.

Camp kicked off with the start of the school holidays as kids boarded the bus on an early Saturday morning. We had a few guests travel from interstate this year, quite the trek to make, but certainly worth it for those kids from smaller assemblies who rarely get to see kids their own age.

Our yearly jaunt to Weekaway was made all the more exciting this year. The Benloch fires late in 2015 meant that a large portion of the camp was destroyed and was then, pretty excitingly, rebuilt! This meant new activities for all of us! Laser Tag was one of our favourites, along with The Maze, Crate Stacking, the Possum Glider and a brand new and improved Flying Fox! Camp was positively jam packed with activities and we tumbled and ran and rolled around and set new records and exhausted ourselves. As always, we extend our thank you to the Weekaway staff for going above and beyond in running these activities for our extroverted group and for having us back every year.

But camp is not all fun and games and it wouldn’t be the special thing that it is if it weren’t for the important message of spirit and life we get to share with the kids every year. This year’s theme for camp was Leaders of Faith and our teams were aptly named after three fine examples from the Old Testament, Deborah, Jeremiah and Joshua. This served as a fitting launching point to discuss our own walks in faith, our role as being different from our friends and peers at school or out in the world and our trust and faith in a God who is always there for us, no matter what.

All our camp meetings were run by the kids, who led choruses, made up the band and who shared talks with their peers straight from scripture. It’s always inspiring to see the word at it’s most simple and perfect, delivered from earnest mouths to eager ears.

The final night of camp saw a celebration of our older kids who graduated from their years in Young Revivalists who will go on to join our Young Peoples, ever growing and changing in the church. Every team put on a play and a song and presented their banners. The night was a raucous one of laughter, music and a moment’s reflection on the fantastic time we’d all had.

A big thank you to all the parents who send their kids to camp, to all the leaders and assistants for running the show, to the behind-the-scenes administrators and organisers, to our pastors and elders who steer us in the right direction and of course, to all the kids who come along and make Young Revivalists Camp the unforgettable time that it is.

Hope to see you next year!

Chorus Session during one of the meetings.Chorus Session during one of the meetings.

Archery was one of the activities to choose from.

Archery was one of the activities to choose from.

The teams with their banners.

The teams with their banners.

At Bush Lunch, you cook your own lunch.

At Bush Lunch, you cook your own lunch.

Crate Stacking can go wrong...

Crate Stacking can go wrong…

Indoor Soccer on a rainy day.
Indoor Soccer on a rainy day.

One of the teams finishing the ropes course.

One of the teams finishing the ropes course.

 

 

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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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