Family camp

Ruben Phillips and Roman Beckford Saunders enjoying the family camp

Ruben Phillips and Roman Beckford Saunders enjoying the family camp

Nearly 90 people (aged from 18 months to 70 years and older) gathered at Adekate campsite in Creswick over the March long weekend to spend time together having fun, worshipping God and thinking about energy and sustainability.

This was the fourth annual synod social justice family camp which offers people time to be together with other families and reflect on important community issues.

Cath James works at the JIM unit in the synod and is one of the camp leaders.

“I went on church family camps at Adekate when I was six,” Ms James said.

“It was such a formative time and made me feel at home in the church. It’s a privilege to now see my own children look forward to camp each year and seeing their church friends again.

“We know parents care about wanting the world to be a more just place and want their children to care too. But families with young children and teenagers are often so busy making sure everyone gets to their sporting, school or other commitments that it’s hard to have time to just be together, let alone have time to think about the bigger issues.”

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