PSALMS has been back at TRAC for its annual adventure camp! This year fifty young people and twenty leaders went to Tom Roberts Adventure Camp for five days of fun, sport, music, and discovering Jesus. TRAC is such a great time for everyone involved in many ways, and for our local children we can see all kinds of benefits. In many cases it’s the culmination (and also a beginning point for something new) of a year’s worth of engagement and journeying together with the young people who come along.
Throughout the camp the young people were kept on their toes with a wide range of activities that got everyone involved. Specific sessions included a two hour ‘track’ time where campers were able to choose either music, drama, art, or sport as a focus to hone and practice their skills or try something new. These sessions were all planned and led by young leaders who have gone through a leadership academy this year with PSALMS. The track session allowed for these young leaders to have hands on experience of running a session, whilst allowing the young people on the camp to properly explore their talents. The sessions proved to be a real success with the campers as the young leaders put into practise the various things they had been learning throughout the year.
There were tons of other activities as well including afternoon sport, go karting, a visit to Jumptastic trampoline park, scrapheap boat egg carrier challenge and lots more. The evening ‘club times’ were really encouraging times where we explored the real issues that teenagers today face: Mental health and stress, self-image, sex and drugs, making good choices and the power of prayer. These were explored from a Christian perspective with a focus on practically dealing with some of these issues.
A quote from one of our young people “What a great way to start the summer holidays, full on fun, a chance to be with friends and make new ones. It was all a great experience, but I particularly enjoyed the water sports, Jumptastic and the singing in the evenings!”
We are so grateful by how God has provided over these five days because it has all been done through his strength.