As one of several key Pulse Program events of 2018, the recent Sydney Kids Camp Out (KCO) on 10 & 11 March, was thoroughly enjoyed by 150 people from across eight churches for a weekend of learning, playing and connecting.
Participants from Wollongong, Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the North Shore came together for the annual KCO camp, targeted at students in years 3-6.
“The camp provides opportunities for young leaders and their families to participate in a truly inter-generational community weekend,” said Pulse Project Director & Uniting Mission & Education consultant Bradon French.
“The weekend is peppered with games, worship celebrations and opportunities for church groups to develop friendships and discipleship.”
In 2018, the group embarked on an Egyptian Adventure with their intrepid Tour Guide, Miss Penelope and the Professor for an archaeological dig, discovering the story of Joseph.
“The ancient artefacts provided glimpses into the story, as the children uncovered how the biblical narrative speaks to each of us today. Plus the worship gatherings included singing, dramas, action songs, ‘mummy wrapping,’ and more.”
The temporary community formed at KCO is shaped by all ages contributing to the fun.
Parents assist with catering and camping, as well as young leaders shaping and leading the program.
“This year we were thrilled that the camp welcomed Auburn UCA congregations for the first time … and we welcomed back members of the Corrimal Region Uniting Church which have used KCO as a strategic opportunity for their young leaders to prepare, engage and reflect as a team.”
“A huge weekend for everyone, and thoroughly enjoyed”.