Young Revivalists Senior Camp

The Points Officer with the boys from ‘One Direction’.

Our annual Young Revivalists camp for the Senior members (school years 7 & 8, plus older ‘Revivalists’) is held at a tranquil rural retreat called Weekaway, 1 ½ hours’ drive northwest of Melbourne. This year the weather was superb which made the outdoor activities even more enjoyable!

The theme of the camp was ‘Come & Dine’ based on Matthew 5 v 6: ‘Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled.’ In keeping with this verse, the team names were:

– Lasagne.

– Chicken Wraps.

– Saucy Choc Pudding.

All of the above being ‘favourite’ meals of both the leaders and children who attend the camp at Weekaway.

Time, was divided between the more physical activities such as canoeing, flying fox, mountain bike riding, archery, go go golf and craft – chocolate making, beading, wood burning, etc… Plenty of ‘team time’ was devoted to getting to know each other and devising a team banner, song and play for the final graduation night. On this evening, the Year 8’s are presented with a certificate to signify their graduation from ‘Young Revivalists’ to ‘Youngies”.

There was a very special performance at one of the dinners by the popular group, ‘One Direction’! Yes, they managed to impress the ‘Points Officer’ and scored extra points for their team! If you’re considering coming next year… just do it! We’d love to see you there! GET EXCITED!!

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”13092″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] A chorus session down in the meeting hall.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”13093″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] Canoeing on a beautiful day at the lake.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”13094″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] Patiently waiting on a rock to go on the Flying Fox.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”13095″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] Gathering a tiny log for the mini fires…

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”13096″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] Boys at the Bush Lunch waiting to cook seconds.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”13097″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] Team Lasagne working together on the Ropes Course.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”13098″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] Graduates from Young Revivalists Camp 2013.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”13099″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] The graduates getting attacked with a fire hose after graduating…

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”13100″ size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] Teams together for the final group photo!


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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