Victorian Young Revivalists Camp
It’s the event of the year (followed closely by Christmas and birthdays) for anyone between the ages of 9 – 105 … That’s right! It’s Young Revivalist Camp!
This year, around 120 kids descended upon Camp Weekaway, with the Seniors (yr 7 – 9 … and 10) hitting the ground running on Friday night … what better way to start your school holidays than 6ish days of brilliant talks, rousing chorus sessions, capsizing canoes, and the “Environment Game” (you all know what it’s really called …).
The Graduation dinner is always a buzz, with the creaming (literally) of the post, post-post and post-post-post grads being the cherry on top of an over-whipped, gelatinous dessert. Congratulations also go out to our seven new brothers and sisters in the Lord who received the Holy Spirit over the camp![image title=”After the jelly and cream ambush of the graduates” size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true” quality=”100″]/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/yrcamp2.jpg[/image]
Wednesday afternoon saw the invasion of the junior kids (grades 4-6), who were greeted by a gaggle of weary leaders and a thunderstorm … the ensuing blackout was quite exciting and put everyone’s torches to good use. While the camp was a wet one, moods were not dampened and enthusiasm not curbed. Kids enjoyed the archery, flying fox and canoeing, although craft won the popularity contest this year, bribing the children away from other activities with the lure of Chocolate Making. Sock wrestling was also a big hit, with the title of Champion going out of state to Maddie McCauley our QLD rep.[image title=”Canoeing ending in chaos” size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true” quality=”100″]/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/yrcamp7.jpg[/image]
Highlights from both camps included the mud fight, chicken wrap day and serving Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Third of the Entire Universe tea in the Great Tea Race.[image title=”Liz, the points officer, asking for whatever she wished” size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true” quality=”100″]/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/yrcamp5.jpg[/image] [image title=”Just after the junior camp mudfight” size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true” quality=”100″]/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/yrcamp4.jpg[/image]
Special shout outs go to The Noonans … for surviving (although broken), One-Eyed Katie … for getting into the pirate spirit of things, and the team of Clap for taking back to back victories![image title=”The captains from the senior camp, showing their sanity…” size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true” quality=”100″]/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/yrcamp6.jpg[/image]
This year the theme was “Bring a Psalm” with the theme scripture Psalms 98:4 “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise and rejoice and sing praise.” And that’s exactly what we did. The kids and leaders both have a great time of praising the Lord, the vision seen through the talks provided by the children is always uplifting and encouraging. Camp is a great place to create and cement friendships with like-minded peers that will last a lifetime![image title=”Graduates from Young Revivalists 2011″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true” quality=”100″]/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/yrcamp3.jpg[/image]
Kids Camp is where it’s at – see you all there next year![image title=”The teams from the senior camp, including Stomp, Clap and Shout. Clap were the winners…” size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true” quality=”100″]/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/yrcamp8.jpg[/image]
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What a fantastic camp! The activities were great and the meetings and fellowship even better. I’m booked in for next year!
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