Listen: Glenn Coombs, Interim State Director Scripture Union NSW, chats to Sam & Duncan on the Breakfast Show, 3 December 2019
Kids to Camp is back, and is an opportunity for you to support our drought-affected farmers and their families
Last December, you, the Hopeland community, sent over 100 students from drought-affected communities across NSW to SU Camps, including Chaffey Dam water sports camp, cricket camp, Ag. camp, music, computer camps and more!
With our farming communities still struggling from a drought that is entering its fourth year, Hope 103.2 has teamed up with Scripture Union again in support of farming families by giving country kids a much needed break at the SU Camp of their choice.
This year, we’re sponsoring Kids to Camp, from drought-affected communities across NSW including Gilgandra, Dubbo, Narromine, Molong, Cumnock…and more!
Hope 103.2 is proudly supported by
Photos: Oscar on his farm in Curban attended cricket camp thanks to your support of Kids to Camp last year. Cattle being hand feed on farm outside Dubbo as they can no longer grow any feed. SU Regional Coordinator Western NSW Andrew Parkinson, with Gilgandra High School students Lucy and Luke, who attended camps in 2018 thanks to Kids to Camp sponsorship.
Why Send Kids to Camp?
It’s what farming families have asked for. In 2018, when Hope 103.2 asked drought-affected communities how we could make a difference, the answer came back — “give them a break”.
With any extra time and/or money getting spent on the farm, trying to keep cattle or sheep alive, or sowing seeds in the chance that it rains, families are pushed to the limit. Parents can’t afford to hire farm hands, so kids are spending their days working on the farm, or working at school, leaving very little time for anything else.
With Kids to Camp, young people are able to step away and enjoy a totally unique experience on a Scripture Union camp…and just be kids!
It is where young people get to enjoy an amazing combination of fun, adventure, community, friendship and the life-changing message of Jesus.
Photos: Student who attended SU Camps thanks to your support. Ian on his farm outside Gilgandra, is a local youth leader and volunteers with SU Camps. Students from Gilgandra High School who were able to attend SU Camps thanks to your support last year.
How Does it Work?
We’re aiming to sponsor as many Kids to Camp across 2020 as possible. On average, each camp costs $250. Your gift — of whatever size you can afford — will go towards sponsoring a young person to attend the Scripture Union camp of their choice.
This Christmas, Why Not Gift a Kids to Camp?
Are you looking for a unique way to give presents among your family and friends this year? Supporting Kids to Camp as a gift for someone else could literally change a child’s life, while uplifting yours. If you chose to do this with your loved ones, we’ve got a downloadable gift card for you to print, explaining how your gift is providing a much needed break for kids from drought-affected NSW and supporting farming communities.