Camp Philosophy # Mission Beliefs Staff Why camp exists Core beliefs of the Camp Screening and requirements for those ministering at camp Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Introduction & Mission Scope: This philosophy overview extends to each of the three youth camps conducted alternately by the Clarence Valley Independent Baptist Church and the Coffs Harbour Bible Church. The Junior and Senior Youth Camps have been operating for over 20 years to evangelise and edify children and young people through the ministry of the Word of God. The camps are designed to be an extension of a local church youth ministry, where children and young people have the opportunity to be immersed in a Biblically spiritual environment. The Word of God is central at all camps. Regular preaching, Bible studies and counselling times all contribute towards the spiritual environment of camp. But it is also our belief that if the Word of God is to triumph in hearts at camp, then camp must be set apart from the world and its distractions. There can be no friendship with that which God has declared His enemy. (James 4:4) Each camp is overseen by a local church. This church supplies a camp director and manages the finances for the camp. The camp director is in charge of planning, leading, organising and controlling the camp. 1
Camp Philosophy     Mission  Beliefs  Staff  Why camp exists  Core beliefs of the Camp  Screening and requirements for tho...
Beliefs & Practice Core beliefs and practices of the camp The camps are unashamedly conservative. The following doctrinal position reflects that of the local churches responsible for running the camps. 2  We are non-charismatic  We use only the King James Version of the Bible  We are opposed to the Ecumenical movement and to compromising doctrine for the sake of 'unity'  We are opposed to the use of Christian Contemporary music  We openly teach young-earth creationism  We promote a premillennial eschatology  We submit to legal requirements unless such requirements contradict the clear teaching of Scripture As a result of the stated doctrinal position and in order to maintain a spiritual environment at camp the following practices are adopted:  Males and females are to be accommodated in separate areas and are not permitted to enter the accommodation of the opposite sex.  Physical relationships involving clubbers will be actively discouraged at camp.  Bullying or other forms of abuse will not be tolerated.  Camp is a non-smoking zone.  If any person at camp persists in displaying an unwillingness to submit to authority, or becomes a danger to themselves or others they will be removed from the camp.
Beliefs   Practice Core beliefs and practices of the camp  The camps are unashamedly conservative. The following doctrinal...
Staff 1Cor. 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. Camp staff fulfil a vital role at camp. They are entrusted with the welfare of children and young people for the duration of camp, and also have a unique opportunity to represent and exalt the Lord Jesus Christ. For this reason, those that desire to minister at camp should be walking worthy of this privilege. The camp staff are classified into three general groups at camp. It is the responsibility of each attending Church to provide an adequate amount of leaders to supervise their own group and to ensure that those leaders are of a trustworthy and godly character. The camp Commander assists the Director in running the camp. The Commander assists in managing issues related to the campsite and any issues pertaining to clubbers or leaders that may require more time than the Director could provide. Each attending church is responsible for ensuring that every adult coming to camp has been verified under the NSW New Working With Children Check (the Check) or its interstate equivalent. In the interests of ensuring a safe and supportive environment at camp, only adults who have been verified under the Check will be permitted to attend camp. Executive Staff The camp Director is responsible for the running of the camp. They run the program, make executive decisions, lead meeting times, etc. Program Staff The Games Director, Games Assistants, Camp Cooks (unless catered), and other people deemed necessary by the Director to run the camp. Counselling Staff Team leaders are placed on teams and in dorms in order to minister to campers. They counsel clubbers, lead devotions (where necessary), lead their team in games and quizzes, and ensure that their team abides by the rules and upholds the spiritual values of the camp. 3
Staff 1Cor. 4 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.  Camp staff fulfil a vital role at camp...
2Cor. 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For more information regarding the camps please contact either of the Churches below. Clarence Valley Baptist Church PO Box 817 Grafton, NSW 2460 (02) 6642 5743 4 Coffs Harbour Bible Church 26 Hi-Tech Drive Toormina, NSW 2452 (02) 6658 4275
2Cor. 4 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord  and ourselves your servants for Jesus    sake.  For more...