After much consideration, thought, and prayer, the Greater Sydney Conference has decided to not run Summer Camps in 2022. We will instead offer a Summer Fun Day program for the Junior (10-12), Teen (13-15), and Young Leader (16-18) age groups.
While we would have loved to run Summer Camps in 2022 – with consideration for the safety of all in mind – we do not feel it’s in the best interest of everyone involved (Campers, their families, Staff etc) to operate the camps under the current circumstances. With the opening of society, and the upcoming Christmas Holidays, as has been seen in other countries, we expect there could be a significant rise in COVID cases and this will produce a very difficult atmosphere to run a safe, and meaningful, Summer Camp program within.
While we recognise they are not going to be an equivalent to Summer Camps, Summer Fun Days, on the other hand, will be a more suitable option for the current climate. Details are to be finalised, but it’s planned that a Summer Fun-day will include 20-30 young people per day and will consist of the following:
- Water Skiing
- A Time of Worship
- A lot of Fun
Registration for these days will open around mid-November. While we will need to comply with the government regulations at that time – we plan to run enough days for those who regularly attend Summer Camps to be able to attend a day each. For your holiday planning purposes, the dates planned for Summer Fun Days to go ahead on are:
- Junior Summer Fun Days – 4th – 6th January
- Teen Summer Fun Days – 11th – 13th January
- Young Leaders Summer Fun Days – 18th – 20th January
Please know that Summer Camps are not a thing of the past! They are a huge part of Youth Ministry in Greater Sydney and we plan to be back in 2023! We are looking forward to the brighter days to come, and we thank you for your patience as we navigate this difficult space.
If you have any questions – please send them to [email protected]