READY, AIM, FIRE! Young attendees have a go at archery at the Uniting Church's holiday camp at Boondooma..
READY, AIM, FIRE! Young attendees have a go at archery at the Uniting Church's holiday camp at Boondooma.. Jake Finnigan

Kids swap tech for great outdoors at Uniting Church camp

CHILDREN enjoyed three days of fun-filled activities and learned about nature and the word of God at a school holiday camp at Boondooma last week.

The Central Burnett Uniting Church organised the camp, which has been an annual tradition for 11 years, and 81 kids signed up for the getaway that involved activities such as archery, low ropes, damper baking, and a tyre course.

Megan Nass, the Central Burnett Uniting Church's Day Camp director said it was a pleasure to watch the kids learn and grow during their stay, and believed the camp provided an opportunity for tomorrow's leaders to step up and take charge.

"It is amazing to watch how the children grow over the three days, within themselves, their friendships, and their understanding of Jesus,” Mrs Nass said.

"We are so proud of our young leaders and the way they step up and guide the campers through the Day Camp program.

"Many of our young leaders have attended camp as campers throughout primary school, and have then grown through our leadership training into awesome group leaders through high school and beyond.

"It is such a great opportunity for these young people to develop their leadership skills in a supportive environment.”

Mrs Nass said the children loved to get outdoors and away from the distractions presented by electronic devices, and the break was good for their imaginations.

"The children love to come out in the bush, participate in activities and make new friends within their small groups,” she said.

"We step away from technology and I really don't think that the children miss their devices while out on camp.

"The children make their own fun with their group leaders in between participating in planned activities, and I think it's really great for their imagination and creativity to have that opportunity.”


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