20 March 2015

Mother grateful for camps

Posted in Camp life

By Karen

The last couple of years have been pretty intense for our family, so we wanted to give our daughter Grace, a special treat.

I have my own fond memories of the SU camps I attended when I was younger, so I looked up what camps might be suitable for Grace on the SU QLD website and found Camp Capers. It looked like a lot of fun, and we knew there would be a loving atmosphere and great spiritual input. Plus, when we showed the camp description to Grace, she begged to go!

It had a great program with appropriate teachings for the age group – it exactly suited how Grace learns. The leader to camper ratio was great; Grace formed a strong bond with one particular leader. As a parent I felt comfortable knowing that there was constant supervision, and as a Christian parent, I could appreciate the opportunity for the kids to learn more about God through interacting with many different Christians.

Everybody was included and accepted – there was no bullying or isolation. Living in a loving, accepting environment for a week with a group of peers is a beautiful, emotional and spiritual experience that can lead people to the source of that love – God.

When we picked her up from camp, Grace was so excited she couldn’t stop talking about it for hours. She said:

“Camp Capers had a great amount of activities – a water fun park, group challenges, slime wars, a dance party and a trampoline park. It had a supportive environment and good teachings I enjoyed. One message I took away was to understand that fear has no control over me and that I can have a close relationship with Christ.”

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We couldn’t be happier, to have our daughter experience such acceptance, fun and love.

To find out more about the camps available visit www.suqld.org.au/camps or to speak with someone contact Andrew Beavers on 07 3112 6458.



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