Senior CE Camp

Senior Camp is for those who will complete Years 8-12 in 2021 and runs from December 29th to January 2nd. These dates, as well as the number of attendees, is dependent on COVID-19 restrictions at the time and may be subject to change.

Due to the current restriction on Private Gathering, Senior CE Camp is currently at capacity. We encourage campers to still register for camp as we will be praying that the number of people allowed at Private Gatherings will be raised in the upcoming months. If this occurs positions on camp will be filled in order that they registered for the waiting list.

Register for the Waiting List

At Senior Camp, we are passionate about giving as many young people as possible a genuine encounter with Christ Jesus, encouraging and equipping them to serve Him wholeheartedly.

We are so excited to have Jack Hamer attend as our main speaker at CE Camp this year!

Camp Costs

Register & pay by Early Bird Payment for CE Camp

Early Bird

Register by Oct 31
Standard Payment for CE Camp

Standard

Register by Nov 30
Late Goose Payment for CE Camp

Late Goose

Register by Dec 11
Camp Cost $200 $220 $240

Discounts are available for siblings and for campers from the country (more than 150km from Mount Barker).

Promo Materials

Want to share camp with others?

Here are the promo materials for this year’s camp!

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These resources are made available under the Creative Commons license. You are free to copy, adapt and redistribute the material for personal use. We ask that you give appropriate credit, indicate if changes were made, and share alike.

FAQ

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.
We are unashamedly all about Jesus! However, regardless of how long you’ve known Him, or even if you haven’t experienced church before, we’d love for you to come and join us this year as we worship God and explore His word together through teaching, small group discussions and a program jam-packed full of great fun.

What extra safety precautions will be taken in light of Covid-19?

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.
All organised activities will allow for social distancing requirements, including mealtimes and sleeping arrangements.
Cleaning will also be stepped up, with deep cleans happening before, during and after all camps this year.
Plenty of hand sanitiser will be available and camp culture will include proper hand hygiene.

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. We also know that camp is a great time to meet new people, so you will also be in a group with people from other churches.

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?

Please bring:

  • Warm sleeping bag or bedding (the evenings can be quite cold in the hills; therefore warm clothes and bedding may be needed.)
  • Pillow
  • Portable mattress or bed (single only). If you have an inflatable mattress, please bring your own pump.
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • 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 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.

What happens if CE Camp is booked out?

If the camp that your child desires to attend is already at maximum capacity, they can register on the website to join the waiting list (you will only need to pay when your child is accepted on camp).
In the event that restrictions are eased or another place becomes available, we will begin accepting registrations from the top of the waiting list.

How do I follow Jesus?

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.

Find out about Following Jesus

What happens if CE Camp 2021/22 is cancelled?

We recognise this year has been challenging and there is the possibility that restrictions will become tighter. In the case where we are forced to cancel CE Camp this year, all campers will be refunded in full. That being said, we are praying fervently against this!

Who runs camp?

Senior CE Camp leaders are volunteers come from many different churches from different denominations all around South Australia. There is a Senior Camp Committee who coordinates camp and the volunteers who come on camp. You can head to our CE Leadership page if you would like to find out who is on this year’s committee.

CE Leadership

What training, experiences and checks do volunteers go through to work with my child?

All volunteers show an active involvement in a local Church community. We use a detailed leadership application form requiring two referees. This informs us of their experience and helps us gauge their suitability for camp.
Your child’s safety is important to us, which is why volunteers who have contact with children or young people through CE programs to have a Working with Children Check.
All volunteers complete Safe Environments Training.

How is my child cared for on camp?

Maintaining a welcoming and caring culture is something we are passionate and proud about at CE. Before Camp even begins our leaders are praying for your child and for them to have a genuine encounter with Jesus.
Your child’s Small Group Leader is their main support during camp. Small Groups spend a lot of time together – meal times, discussion time and some activities. We aim for 1 leader for every 3 campers. This means their leader gets to know them well and are nearby if your child needs them.
Leaders are supported by the Volunteer Manager and Camp Director.

Can you accommodate children with special needs?

CE hopes to be as inclusive as we can with all potential campers.
Please contact the Senior Camp Director as early as possible to see how we might accommodate your child’s particular needs.

My child has to take medication each day. How is this managed?

All medications are collected at the start of camp and the distribution of medication is supervised by a First Aid Officer and given at mealtimes each day.

What if my child gets sick or injured on camp?

There is a first aid officer who will care for your child if they get sick. They are supported by other volunteers with First Aid Training for Schools and Centres.
In the event of an emergency we will contact you and follow the procedure as stated on the consent form.

Will volunteers contact my child after camp?

CE will only contact your child if you’ve said we can when you register.
We’d love to be able to keep your child up to date about future camps and other news and events.
If it’s ok with you, we’d also like to be able to help your child follow Jesus throughout the year.
Please contact us if you have any questions about volunteers contacting your child.

What is this year’s mission?

CE has a long history of giving. We believe it is important to give generously because everything we own comes from God (Psalm 24:1), His word teaches us to give regularly (Leviticus 27:30, 32) with love and humility (1 Corinthians 13:3, Matthew 6:1-4) and because we want to see God’s Kingdom come.
We donate funds raised on camps to support Pastor Apollos in Copley as well as Compassion.

Who runs camp?

Camp is run by a Committee which works to ensure that camp runs smoothly and safely. If you would like to see who is on the committee this year, visit this page.

I’ve got more questions!

If we haven’t answered your question get in touch with us.

Past Camps

  • 2020/21

    Dave Shepherd // The Cross

  • 2019/20

    Luke Rasmussen // Phillipians

  • 2019/18

    Carl Robinson // Gospel Overview

  • 2017/18

    Elliot Keane

  • 2016/17

    Dave MacGillivray // Ephesians

  • 2015/16

    Dave MacGillivray // Acts

  • 2014/15

    Mike Stevens // Identity in Christ

  • 2013/14

    Travis Johnson // God pursues us

  • 2012/13

    Travis Johnson // Where is Jesus?

  • 2011/12

    Who's Your Hero?