180 Youth Summer Camp
Basin adventures // Check out the video above!
As the youth leaders met for lunch, we prepared ourselves for the big weekend ahead! 180 youth summer camp had finally arrived and we had a squad of 15 youth to adventure with. After much packing and unpack we met at Palm Beach to meet all the youth catch the ferry. It was a lot of loading and unloading as we swarmed the boat, but the beautiful weather kept our minds off the seemingly endless lugging of gear! After a rapid tent set up scramble, it was time for a much needed swim. A giant inflatable was found, and we sailed all afternoon. After sunset it was time for a less healthy dinner and some hilarious night games, and then sleep.. for some.
A sunrise hike was planned, and as most of us groggily got out of bed, we hiked up and endless hill and through the brush that required an unexpected amount of team work to find an amazing lookout for an epic view overlooking the whole pittwater! Climbing down to a well deserved breakfast and default cool down swim, it was finally time to pack and then spend some time contemplating as some of the leaders did a talk on various practical relvant topics. Albert started off with the topic of stress and how God and the Word had helped him thorugh a surprisingly tough year, followed by Tara speaking on some of her struggles with friendships and how God came through for her and then Jess spoke on self image and how tricky it can be to navigate and what God thinks of us. After yet another required cool down swim after a bacon filled lunch, Anna spoke on growing in God and how key that is.
What a weekend of laughs, growth and community! Plus of course, what an introduction to the Australian way for our new FPs from the UK! Aimee & Thea fit right in with great conversations and times with all the youth, swimming, being silly and getting to know everyone! We are so blessed to have them join the team for 2018! Now we have to get ready for the week long roadtrip camp from April 23-28th with Soul Survivor, so exciting!
It's week 2 of 180 Youth this week the 9th of February, we pray that it continues to grow as we learn about Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the word in an atmosphere of caring and discipleship through the challenging years of navigating life as a teenager!! If you know any highschoolers, bring them along or let a leader know and we can even organise a lift for them! Friday at 7pm at the Church Building // 47 Stella St, Collaroy Plateau
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