11 February 2014

Summer camps make a splash

Posted in Camp life

The summer camp season is one of SU QLD’s busiest times — 750 children and young people attended 16 camps, and another 400 people attended nine community outreaches across Queensland. All these events were overseen by 460 trained volunteers.

For many children, their camping experiences are more than just a memorable time away with friends and family; they are an opportunity to learn new things about themselves and strengthen relationships with others, and to engage in significant spiritual conversations.

The Father/Son GENTS camp saw 60 fathers and sons go away together during the first week of January. “It’s an intentional week away for fathers and sons to bond with each other. All the activities are designed to bring them together,” camp director Dan Foster says.

Dan says 100% of dads reported the camp improved their relationship with their sons. “One dad said, ‘Before GENTS Camp, I didn’t even know how to talk to my son, but now we can talk for hours’. Another dad said, ‘My son hasn’t hugged me in five years until this week.’”

The camp has tripled in size since it started in 2012. “This year’s camp reached its capacity and we had to turn people away,” Dan says.

Book your space on an SU QLD camp today, or call (07) 3112 6400 for more info.


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