An awesome Easter Camp, despite rain, wind and mud

An awesome Easter Camp, despite rain, wind and mud

What an adventure Easter Camp was this year!! It started off with the weather warning of Cyclone Debbie meaning the first day of Easter Camp was postponed from Thursday April 13 to Friday April 14. This was a great decision by Easter Camp management, because at 1am the wind and rain hit hard. This made for one incredibly muddy experience.

It was a fantastic time this year with around 450 youth gathering from around the Diocese for a great time of teaching and hanging out. It was great being able to hear from Bishop Justin Duckworth and from Scottie Reeve at the main sessions as well.

As usual the Top Town Games provided spectacular highlights with our groups representing strong. We had A-Town/Newtown rocking a fantastic Moana theme, The Lumberjacks from St Johns in Trentham, Vikings from The Collective at St Mary’s in Karori and many other fantastic entries.

After the evening sessions The Anglican Marquee became the place to be with an absolute feast being prepared by Dave Growcott and his fantastic team, some intense table tennis matches and some pumping sounds being on offer every night.

It has been fantastic catching up with different youth leaders and workers over the last month as well hearing story after story about how different youth were impacted by, and encountered a living and active God who cares about them and about this world we live in. ​

Story: Luke Paynter