Christ Faith Service

North Camp 2015: Grace & Holiness

Essential Details

  • When: 11.30am Saturday 19th to 2pm Mon 21st September 2015
  • Where: Camp Curumbene, Darrigans Rd, Corop (map)
  • Who: 12 to 21 year olds
  • How Much: $115 (Either full payment of $115 or deposit of $75 required when registering. Cheques are to be made out to "Presbyterian Church of Victoria").
  • Registration: Closed
  • Theme: Junglemania

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About The Topic - Grace & Holiness

Any journey has a beginning, a middle, and an end. While the middle is the longest part of the journey, it can be hard to work out where the journey actually began. Does it begin with the first step? Or does it begin with the first thought? Or does it begin with what is happening around you when you had that first thought?
Grace helps us understand the beginning of our journey of life and faith. Holiness helps us understand how we keep going on that journey.

Over North Camp 2015, I look forward to sharing with you just a bit of how the Bible guides us on this journey.

About The Speaker - Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey serves as the Youth Ministries Director for the Presbyterian Church of Victoria and has recently been reappointed for a further 5 years. For over fifteen years, he has been involved in local church ministry and in denominational youth work. He has enjoyed being a local church youth pastor and a parish minister. Brian loves being married to Anne, has two adult sons, one dog and one cat. He also enjoys reading and riding motorbikes, something he wishes he could do more of. And he has a beard.

What To Bring

Bible & pens; appropriate clothing; old clothes and shoes for messy activities; bath towel & toiletries; pillow, sleeping bag / doona & sheet; money for bookstall, merchandise & tuckshop; Junglemania related costume.

Have Questions?

Contact North Camp Convenor Lexie Adlawan at or call or text the PYV office on 0434 198 156.

Or, check out PYV's North Camp event page on Facebook.



Reflection on North Camp 2013

by Laura Morris

To see photos from North Camp, click here and here.


5:00pm, Campaspe Downs campsite…

Campers and leaders descend upon the gorgeous Kyneton scenery...

North Camp 2013 has begun!


From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of September, with the inimitable Anna Burns convening, 40+ campers enjoyed 3 days of intense gospel talks and studies, activities, yummy food and building friendships.


The theme for camp was ‘The Future’ – what should I do with my life? What is God’s plan for me? Whom should I marry? – John Huynh shared with us from the Bible, focusing on the will of God for our lives.

Beginning with the Will of God for All Creation, John took us through both Old and New testaments, reminding us of God’s power and the centrality of Christ in his will for the world and how he works it through us – and what our response to Christ should be.

Talk two focused on the Will of God for Us, and how his scriptures give us access to that. John discussed the implications of our response to Christ, how this affects our everyday life decisions.

The third and final talk, Living Wisely, centred on biblical wisdom and good judgement, with a case study on relationships/dating.


After each talk (and a quick bite to eat!) we broke off into study groups to further discuss what had been laid out in each talk. Campers were encouraged to engage deeply with the Bible, and think about what living in God’s will really means.


Activities were done in our study groups (with futuristic names like The Haughty Space Pirates of Mars and The Time Lords of Neptune) and organised by Ben Veal assisted by Brad Ronalds. Campers got to tussle over tug-of-war in the mud, table tennis, kickball, and various other games in a round-robin on the Saturday, with each group also having to think of a product their planet might export, and film a short advertisement, with hilarious results.

On Saturday evening, everyone changed into amazing future-related costumes to enjoy a delicious banquet with fun activities. Later in the evening we enjoyed a game of glow-in-the-dark team chasey, and a camp-fire.

On the last day of camp, campers were able to gain revenge on their leaders by pelting them with waterbombs!


Throughout the camp, we enjoyed delicious food prepared by two amazing ladies from South Yarra Presbyterian – those going on Summer Camp will get to sample their yummy meals too!


Thanks to Anna, John, our chaplains Brad and Ruth, Dean and Sandy (camp Dad + Mum), Drew, Chantelle, Sven, Ben, the tech team + first-aiders, as well as the regular leaders, everyone was able to have an amazingly fun and memorable camp.

Praise be to God for keeping everyone safe!