Running the Race after Camp
Christianity isn’t a philosophy, it’s not about who knows the most stuff. Christian Endeavourers are doers.
CE started as a way to train and equip young people to become leaders within their local church. We want to tap into that history! We know that CE Camp is only one week of the year yet following Jesus is all year round. It can be hard sometimes knowing how to take the momentum of CE Camp back into your lives in your homes, churches, schools and communities.
God has given us a race to run as Christians as we magnify Jesus, love our neighbour, and make disciples of all nations.
There are many different routes, terrains and events in running a foot race and in the same way, to help you run your race of faith together we have 4 “Race Tracks” for you to run – to challenge and encourage you!
Senior Camp exists to give as many young people as possible a genuine encounter with Christ Jesus, encouraging and equipping them to serve Him wholeheartedly.
Join other young people from around South Australia in worship, teaching, small group discussions and some great activities.
We are super excited to have Dave Shepherd speak at Senior CE Camp this year!
Camp is at Cornerstone College, Mount Barker.
Please email with registration enquiries.
Camp in 2020
Senior CE Camp will look a bit different to normal this year – we are holding 2 shorter camps so that as many people as possible have a chance to have a chance to get to camp.
Camp 1 – Years 8-10 in 2020
Camp 1 is at currently at capacity based on COVID19 restrictions. If restrictions ease closer to camp, the expectation is that those on the waiting list may be invited to come to camp in early December.
Camp 2 – Years 11-12 in 2020
31st December-2nd January
Camp 2 is at currently at capacity based on COVID19 restrictions. If restrictions ease closer to camp, the expectation is that those on the waiting list may be invited to come to camp in early December.
|Register & pay by||
|In full before Oct 31||
|In full before Nov 30||
|In full Dec 11||
Payment options include credit card, direct debit and cheque.
To pay by direct debit:
BSB 325 185
Account Number 0354 8558
Account Name: Christian Endeavour Camps 2
Country Camper Discount
Campers who live more than 150km from Mount Barker
We don’t want anyone to miss out on camp because of money.
What to expect
Don’t know anyone on camp? Don’t worry, you won’t be the only one! Campers come from churches or youth groups all over South Australia and usually only know a couple of people on camp.
Dorms and small group time are a great chance to get to know people your own age.
Small groups share breakfast, lunch and tea together because no one likes to eat on their own.
There are also lots of activities to get involved in and meet friends outside of your small group.
Still worried about heading on camp alone? Your leader will keep an eye out for you. Let them know if you’re finding it tricky.
You don’t need to know everything about God before you start following Jesus. What is helpful is if you talk to God.
- Thank God that your relationship with Him can be fixed because of Jesus. He went through a whole lot so that you can have eternal life.
- Be honest. Tell God that you have made mistakes which have kept you far from him. Tell him that you’re
- Ask God to help you change to be more like Jesus – to love God and love others.
I’m interested in Jesus, but not sure I believe in Him. Can I come on camp?
Definitely! You’re welcome no matter what you believe, plus camp is a great place to find out more about Jesus.
Will I have to socially distance from my friends on camp?
As a camp, we want to respect and follow the guidelines our leaders have put in place for our safety. This means trying to stay at least 1.5 metres away from those around us.
Where will I be sleeping?
You’ll be sleeping on the floor in classrooms so make sure you bring a comfy, single mattress! You’ll be sharing the space with the people in your small group of the same gender, as well as others around your age.
Who will I be in a small group with?
Small groups are made up of young people of your age.
Familiar faces help you feel comfortable. On your camp form you can let us know who you’d like to be in group with, and we’ll do our best to make this happen.
Can I make phone calls?
If you need to make a phone call, please report to Admin. Family can contact the Camp Admin on the number provided on the registration form.
What can I expect to learn?
We hope you’ll learn more about a God who loves you.
We hope you’ll learn that God loves everyone.
We hope you’ll learn what it means to put that love into action.
What do I need to bring?
- Warm sleeping bag or bedding (the evenings can be quite cold in the hills; therefore warm clothes and bedding may be needed.)
- Portable mattress or bed (single only)
- Hat, sunscreen & drink bottle
- Outdoor shoes
- Bible and writing implements
- Small change for fines, and other money if you would like to access the canteen and/or bookstall
- $3 for testing any electrical items (testing is compulsory if you want to use them)
- Money for this year’s mission
Do not bring:
- Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes
- Matches, lighters, fireworks
- Valuable items you can’t afford to lose
If you bring your mp3 player/iPod, laptop, mobile phone, or other electronic devices (we recommend leaving these at home) you will only be allowed access to them for one hour in the afternoon each full day and will not have access to them at other times.
What else does CE do?
If you’ve got young brothers or sisters tell them about Junior Camp (9-13 year olds).
When you’re too old for Senior Camp you can apply to be a volunteer at a Junior or Senior camp.
I’ve got more questions!
If we haven’t answered your question get in touch with us.
Read about missions campers have initiated.
CE has a long history of giving. Why?
- Everything we own comes from God (Psalm 24:1)
- We’re taught to give regularly (Leviticus 27:30, 32)
- Giving with love and humility is key (1 Corinthians 13:3, Matthew 6:1-4)
- We want to see God’s Kingdom come
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