Thanks to generous Hope listeners, 536 kids from drought-affected families now get to go on Scripture Union camps in 2020. They’ll build great memories, hear the hope of the Gospel, see God’s love in action, and make friendships that could last a lifetime. THANK YOU! ❤️
Below, find out more about Kids to Camp, meet some of the families you’ve already helped, and learn other ways to make a difference.
What is Kids to Camp? A Unique Way of Supporting Drought-Affected Families…
Kids to Camp is an opportunity for you to support our drought-affected farmers and their families from Gilgandra, Dubbo, Narromine, Molong, Cumnock and surrounding areas. Read More
Pray, Give, Go: Other Ways You Can Help Farming Communities
Australia’s big charities have had a lot of media attention during the drought, but there are many smaller, Christian-based organisations doing vital work too, that would love your support. Read More
“Praying and Waiting for Rain” – Meet Cattle and Crop Farmer, Angus Pottie from Molong, NSW
“It Feels Like We’re Not Alone Any More…” How ‘Kids to Camp’ is Helping Drought-Affected Kids
For Oscar and Henrietta from NSW’s drought-ravaged Central West, the simple joy of going on youth camp has made a lasting difference. Read More
Drought Makes Kids Like Oscar Grow Up Fast: “You Sort of Have to Work Like an Adult”
Oscar’s only in Year 7 and still a boy—yet he’s working like a man to help his dad keep the farm afloat. But he takes it in his stride. Read More
“This $400 Bale Feeds Them Today… Tomorrow We’ll Need Another One” – NSW Farmer Dave Pottie
Students “Set Free” and Hearts Changed at Summer Camp Supported by Hope 103.2
More than 200 students enjoyed high-energy water sports and a dig into the meaning of life at Scripture Union’s Chaffey Dam camp, sponsored by Hope 103.2. Read More
Listen to Their Stories…
Amy Spora: Amy is a teacher and a farmer’s wife. She shares some of what it’s like being a wife and a mum in a family severely affected by drought.
Oscar Spora: A Year 7 student at Gilgandra High, Oscar is often doing sheep work with his dad to help keep their farm afloat. Listen to what a difference Cricket Camp made in his world.
Andrew Parkinson: Andrew is a Regional worker for Scripture Union NSW. He gives an insight into how communities are affected, and how SU Camps are working to bring hope.
Henrietta Pottie: Meet Henrietta, a Year 12 student at Molong High School. Henrietta lives on a farm that’s been in drought for three years. She gives an insight into the impact on young people.
Neal Read: As the principal at Gilgandra High School, Neal has daily contact with kids from farming families. He shares some of the ways the drought is effecting young people and their families.
Lucy Davis:Lucy’s in Year 10, and spends a lot of time when she’s not at school, doing cattle work on her parents’ farm. She shares about the impact of the drought, as well as her gratitude for the support of Kids to Camp. “You can’t fix it, but you can give people a break.”
Peter Tamsett:Peter is the pastor of the Presbyterian church in Gilgandra. He shares how the drought is impacting his community, as well as his unique insight as a minister about the hope the gospel brings.