MORE than 150 young people and 40 youth leaders are heading to the annual Zero Gravity teenage summer camp run by Emmanuel Youth Outreach (EYO).
“Over one hundred and forty teenagers have registered already, leaving less than 20 spaces left,” EYO’s Luke Plant said.
Zero Gravity, held on the Sunshine Coast, is an annual summer camp for teenagers in high school, with Luke describing it as “one of the largest Catholic camps in Australia for teenagers, packed with huge games and activities, a live band, inspiring speakers and plenty of crazy fun”.
The theme for Zero Gravity 2010 is “Access all areas”. “Everyone would love to have an ‘access all areas’ pass for their favourite band or TV show – to go behind the scenes and be treated like a VIP (very important person),” Luke said.
“What we will focus on throughout the camp is that not only is there so much more to God that we can access than what we might know about already, but also that God really wants to access all areas of our lives, not just the bits we want to let God into.”
This will be the fourth time the camp has been run since it started in 2007.
Each year numbers have grown often as a result of “past campers bringing their friends”.
“Young people often feel like they don’t have a place to belong in the Church,” Luke said.
“In most cases they still believe that there is a God out there, they just don’t feel that the Church has any relevance in their lives.
“The message we want to convey though the camp is that Jesus Christ is real and wants to be in relationship with them and that they have a place in the Church.
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