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    Sydney Adventist Big Camp: Reclaim

    22 April 2024 - 27 April 2024
    Adventist Alpine Village
    122 Tinworth Drive
    Jindabyne NSW 2627

    The Greater Sydney Conference is proud to announce its upcoming Big Camp, 22-27 April 2024 at the Adventist Alpine Village in Jindabyne.

    Registration now closed!

    Have you registered? Access the 2024 Big Camp Registration info here. Event short link: http://bit.ly/gscbigcamp.

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    What an exciting time this is for our conference. We’re going camping!

    For many of you this will be your first ever Big Camp. For others, memories of Strathfield, Parramatta or Blacktown Camp Meetings might come to mind, where buses would come collect the kids, take them to school and return them again just in time for fun and worship.

    Perhaps your story involves satisfying your annual Big Camp fix with another conference. (Don’t worry, we’re not side-eying you.) Whatever your Big Camp experience has been in the past, we are thrilled to be hosting this for Sydney Adventists! We have planned a camp specially tailored just for you, and we invite you to join us as we reclaim (our 2024 theme) Big Camp for the Greater Sydney Conference in April 2024.

    What’s more, 2024 presents a rare moment in history for the Greater Sydney Conference, as it commemorates 75 years of being a separate conference from South New South Wales (SNSW) Conference. Considering this momentous occasion, we have been warmly welcomed by SNSW and the hospitality of the Adventist Alpine Village in Jindabyne where our Big Camp and 75th anniversary celebration will take place.

    What’s On

    With devotion and workshops in the mornings, afternoons and evenings plus free time to socialise in-between, the adults will not have a chance to wonder what to do. With fun-filled programs and activities for Children (from 0-12), your kids will be begging to stay longer. For our Teens we’ve scheduled epic activities, chill time, and engaging worships. Finally, our Youth and Young Adults will be blessed with opportunities to connect through various activities and to grow spiritually through get-right sessions. There is something for everyone.

     

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    2024 GSC Evangelism Offering, 27 April

    The Greater Sydney Conference is dedicated to funding 2025 evangelism projects, focusing on strategic community and digital engagement. With your support, we will finance three impactful projects to drive positive change and spread the Three Angels Message far and wide. Your thoughtful gifts and donations will help bring these projects to life. Visit eGiving.org.au then search for “Evangelism – Gr Sydney Conference“.

     

     

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    Theme: “Reclaim”

     

    Accomodations

    Planning to stay off site? Book as soon as you can. Onsite accomodations will open with registration

    Activities

    For Teens & Juniors | Sydney Adventist Youth & Sydney Adventist Kids have lined up: Thredbo Pools, MTB, a movie night, Archery Attack & more!

    For Youth & YA | In between the Word of God, wind down with a Paint & Sip, a Thredbo Adventure, a Jindy Adventure, Board Game Night, and night Hangout Cafe.

    Get active | Sydney Adventist Health & ADRA Australia are joining forces to host an AM bootcamp and fun run complete with prizes. Sanitarium will be treating guests to breakfast following the fun run!

    Spent time with God | Each day from 5:30am-6:30am the prayer room will be open. From 7:30am-8am the Family Worship room will be open for you and yours. “The family that prays, stays together.”

    Get together | Various meetups will be held throughout Adventist Alpine Village and JindaByne. We have a special ANZAC activity lined up for all!

    Workshops

    A selection of workshops led by our Departmental Directors and Special Guests to help you work on and improve you.

    Meals

    There are a few ways to stay fed at Big Camp. Onsite options include: daily meals in the cafeteria (breakfast, lunch and/or dinner), camp-side cooking, meal prepping in the self-catering kitchen, and hitting up the AAV Cafe. You can also head into town for a number of restaurant and supermarket options. Jindabyne centre is just a few short kilometres away!

    Accessibility

    Your camp experience should be a comfortable one. Share your needs with our team and we will do out best to accomodate.

    Baptism Expressions of Interest

    Have you been taking regular Bible studies and are ready to take the next step in giving your heart to Jesus ? If you would like to be baptised at Big Camp, please complete the following form: https://forms.office.com/r/mSNvRn2RGE

    Transportation – Do you need a ride?

    Are you interested in going to Big Camp but aren’t sure how to get there? We’re taking expressions of interest for those needing a lift: https://forms.gle/oNEUnjfp4MDKJDvNA.

     

    2023 GSC Big Camp - Keynote Speakers

     

    WHEN

    22 April 2024 - 27 April 2024

    WHERE

    Adventist Alpine Village
    122 Tinworth Drive
    Jindabyne NSW 2627

    CONTACT INFO

    (02) 9868 6522
    [email protected]

    Speakers

    Pr Ian Sweeney

    Big Tent

    Field Secretary, Trans-European Division

    Dr Eric Walsh, MD & Dr.P.H

    Big Tent

    US Public Health Expert

    Pr Anthony Fuller

    Youth & Young Adults

    Youth Director, South England Conference

    Pr Rome Ulia

    Teens

    Evangelist & Mentor,
    Washington Conference

    Gerrard Price

    Juniors

    Chaplain,
    NorthPine Christian College-SQLD

    Benjamin Galindo

    Primary

    Senior Chaplain,
    Carlise Adventist College

    Pr Sylvia Mendez

    Workshop Leader

    Women’s & Family Ministries Director, Australian Union Conference

    Meleofa Fifita-Tovo

    Workshop Leader

    Women’s Ministries Director, Greater Sydney Conference

    Dr Christiana Leimena-Lehn

    Workshop, Fun Run & Bootcamp Leader

    Health Ministries Director, Greater Sydney Conference

    Pr Daron Pratt

    Workshop Leader

    Children’s & Family Ministries Director, Greater Sydney Conference

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will Big Camp be livestreamed?

    Only the Sabbath service will be live streamed. Other tent programs will be recorded, edited and made available on our website at https://sydney.adventist.org.au/watch/ sometime after the event.

    Is the Conference organising rides to Big Camp in Jindabyne?

    We’re taking expressions of interest for those needing a lift: https://forms.gle/oNEUnjfp4MDKJDvNA

    With a better idea of how many people would need a ride, we could act accordingly.

    FOOD | What options will there be onsite?

    CAFETERIA

    1. Can cafeteria meals be purchased on the day or only if booked in advance via the big camp registration?

    No, meals must be purchases in advance for catering purposes.

    Plates and cutlery are provided for dine in guests only. Please bring your own plates for take away meals.  Serving times are as follows:

    • Breakfast: 8:00 – 9.00 am
    • Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm &
    • Dinner 5:30 – 6:30 pm

     

    CAFE

    1. Will the Cafe be open all day?

    Yes. You will be able to purchase items from the cafe throughout the day.

    ACTIVITIES | What is there to do?

    1. What activities will there be for my kids?

    For kids and teens we have Thredbo Pools, MTB, a movie night, Archery Attack & more! Bus transportation between activities is included.

    2. What activities will there be for Youth & Young Adults?

    For Youth & Young Adults a Paint & Sip, a Thredbo Adventure, a Jindy Adventure, Board Game Night, and and night Hangout Cafe. Bus transportation between activities is included.

    I live overseas and would like to attend. Can I?

    Yes. Overseas guests are welcome to attend this event. However, please note that the Conference does not provide invitation letters or assist with visa applications. You will need to be able to enter Australia and cover event costs on your own.

    What safety measures will be in place?

    In order to provide a safe environment for children and families, and so everyone can be included in all activities including the Adventist Alpine Village (AAV) Markets, people must register their intention to attend camp. Registration is obligatory for all campers.

    Day visitors must also register before the event, or if they just show to Big Camp, will have to register at the camp office.

    Upon arrival all campers will need to be checked in at the camp registration booth. Camp registration will commence from 8.00am on Monday 22nd April 2024. Registration will close at 5pm on Monday 22nd April 2024. Here you will collect your registration pack and sign any waiver forms that are applicable to you and/or your family.

     

    Protection of Children and Vulnerable persons:  

    We want camp to be a great experience and a safe place, so we encourage all those onsite to observe the conditions below:

    • For the safety and protection of all children at camp, it is a requirement that children attending the Beginners/Kindy area be cared for at all times by their parent/carer/guardian. This includes during program times. There will not be staff allocated for this purpose.
    • The requirement for the Primary Division program is that parent/carer/guardian must sign the child in and out of each event.
    • It is the responsibility of the parent/carer/guardian to know the whereabouts of your children at all times.
    • Adsafe Checks will be done prior to camp and each day, for all day visitors, to ensure GSC Big Camp is a safe environment.

     

    Chalet and Dormitory Accommodation: 

    For Work, Health & Safety (WHS) reasons and insurance purposes, you are requested not to exceed the maximum number of people allowed in each facility. The Conference WHS team will be on site for the duration of the event.

     

    This is a Christian camp and therefore your conduct, dress and deportment should be in harmony with the Bible and Seventh-day Adventist principles.

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