Winter Baptist Camps
Who: Inters (yr 7-9)
When: 13th-17th July
Where:Serpentine Camping Centre
Cost: $300 Standard
Early Bird (by 8th June): $280
Speaker: Chris Field
What: A great Week Chilling with mates, rolling dice, flipping cards, having sleepovers and learning more about God.
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Who: Juniors (yr 4-6)
When: 6th-10th July 2015
Where: Serpentine Camping Centre
Cost: $290 Standard
Early Bird (by 8th June): $270
Speaker: David Smith
What: Join us for lots of laughs and learning these school holidays! Adventures are guaranteed in this amazingly fun week on camp with friends.
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Registrations close Monday 22nd June 2015.
Contact the Baptist Ministry Centre on 6313 6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before you register for more info!
Winter Baptist Camps are held at Serpentine Camping Centre (22 Transit Rd, Jarrahdale).
Baptist Camps have been running at Serpentine for over 30 years! Over that time they have been significant in the lives of many people by helping shape and grow their faith while connecting them with like-minded people, with whom many form lifelong friendships.
Where are Baptist Camps held?
Baptist Camps are held at Serpentine Camping Centre in the foothills of Perth just off South Western Highway. It is a dorm based residential campsite, meaning that campers sleep in dorms which contain up to 8 people. The campsite is fully catered and is well equipped for Baptist Camps, with various facilities for activities on-site.
To find out more information about Serpentine Camping Centre and to view photos of the facilities, please follow the link below:
So what are Baptist Camps and how do they work?
The camps are normally five days long and operate twice a year - in the July School Holidays and the Christmas Holidays (December - January). Baptist Camps aim to cater for school students from Year 4 to Year 12 by running three camps - Juniors (School Years 4-6), Inters (Years 7-9), and Seniors (Years 10-12).
The camps are operated from a Christian basis and aim to help children and young people develop their faith and what it means to follow Jesus in their lives and world. This happens primarily through meetings, worship, Bible talks, and discussions in small groups.
Simultaneously, the camps are full of age appropriate activities and events aimed at providing the campers with a great camp full of fun, activities, and opportunities to build friendships. The campsite has a gym where a variety of games and sports can be played, a 21m swimming pool which is great for cooling off in summer, a grassed football oval, tennis courts, and lots of open space for games, wide games, and other activities. The campsite is also equipped with a range of challenge courses, a low ropes courses, and a climbing wall. There are also meeting rooms, a dining room, and other areas for activities.
The camps are run by a group of volunteer leaders who all hold a Working with Children Card, a Volunteer National Police Clearance, and have all completed the Safe Church training program. There are some leaders with specific roles such as first aid/nurse, life guards, camp speaker, camp parents, and camp directors, and also a group of leaders who run the activities and events on camp. All leaders supervise the dorms of campers.
To get an idea of what happens on camp a short video clip was produced of the camps held in January 2014. You can find that clip here:
These camps are have the potential to change and shape young peoples' lives for the better, and more often than not, this is the case!
Summer Camps - January
Seniors - School Years 10-12
28th December-1st January 2015
Inters - School Years 7-9
2nd-6th January 2015
Juniors - School Years 4-6
7th-11 January 2015
Team Leader - Simon Treadgold
Winter Camps - July School Holidays
Inters - School Years 8-10
Team Leaders - Jamin and Jodi Booth
Juniors - School Years 4-7
Team Leaders - Dave and Rachel Friend