Kids to Camp is a joint campaign run in partnership between SU NSW and Hope 103.2. Generous listeners and individuals donated enough money so that 538 kids can have a fully-funded break at the SU NSW Camp of their choice!
Fun and affordable, SU NSW Camps run every school holidays, covering a range of interests. They are run by approved volunteer leaders who have boundless energy and a heart for reaching kids and youth for Christ.
Apply and register online!
See what’s on offer: sunsw.org.au/camps
Who is eligible?
Up to 100% discount is available to anyone in need!
This available for any SU NSW Camp. Apply and register online: sunsw.org.au/camps!
Is it only for farming families?
No. While the Kids to Camp fundraiser was originally for drought-effected families, the invitation to apply for camp discounts has since been extended to anyone in need!
Which Camps and other events are included?
All SU NSW Camps qualify, including our Leadership Conferences and Schoolies: Sunshine Coast.
How do I apply?
On our website go to sunsw.org.au/camps, find the Camp you wish to attend and click “register”. Fill out the form which appears, answering the relevant questions. A second form then opens with fields relating to the Kids to Camp fund. Complete both forms and we’ll do the rest!
Others are worse off than me!
There is always someone worse off. Kids to Camp is not about only helping those who are in the most desperate situations. It is an opportunity for those who can afford to be generous to be a blessing for those who are doing it tough because of the drought. If this is you, please think seriously about whether you are prepared to accept their generous help, and allow them to bless your family. Situations change, and at some other point in your life, you will no doubt have a chance to be generous to others in various ways, possibly including financially.
I don’t like the idea of accepting a handout!
We all like the idea that we can make it on our own, but that is not the way God has designed us to live. He wishes for us to live in community, supporting each other as best we can. When one of us needs a hand, relationships are often strengthened as it brings us together to do more than we could do on our own! As stated in the previous FAQ response, please remember that situations change, and at some other point in your life you will no doubt have a chance to be generous to others in various ways, possibly including financially.
Can I still donate to the Kids to Camp fund?
Not at the moment. Our Kids to Camp appeal with Hope 103.2 raised enough money to send over 500 drought affected kids and youth to SU Camps in 2020 – a wonderful result!
Kids to Camp 2019 | Recap
In 2018, Scripture Union NSW was approached by Sydney radio station, Hope 103.2, to see how their listeners could help drought-affected families in the bush.
And so the ‘Kids to Camp’ campaign was born.
In December 2018, generous donors sent over 100 kids from drought-affected areas to Scripture Union camps to get a break from the crushing effect of this terrible drought.
This was so successful, Hope 103.2 decided to run it again.
In December 2019, exceededing all expectations, sponsorships were raised for over 538 kids and youth from drought-affected families for the SU Camp of their choice in 2020. Incredible!
We believe God has big plans for 2020. With almost 40 Camps happening across the State, we’re praising God that even more kids will get respite from the drought, as well as an opportunity to hear Gospel hope proclaimed, see God’s love in action and make new friends for life.
Spread the good news!
With 99.4% of the State in drought, let someone know there are sponsorships available to any SU Camp in 2020, for any camper from a drought-affected area.
Fun and affordable, SU Camps run every school holidays, covering a range of interests. They are run by approved volunteer leaders who have boundless energy and a heart for reaching kids and youth for Christ.
Applying for ‘Kids to Camp’ funding is easy, just register online for any camp. See what’s on offer at: sunsw.org.au/camps.
Other ways to help
Still like to make a donation?
With many more campers expected at SU Camps in 2020, donations to the SU Give Hope to Drought-Affected Families Fund will help make sure SU Camps are well-resourced in the following ways:
- Supporting volunteer leaders
- Helping regional workers travel to remote areas
- Developing ministry resources.
Donate at: sunsw.org.au/donate.
Read more at: sunsw.org.au/givehope.
Read more about the families Kids to Camp has helped at: sunsw.org.au/thankyou.
Pray for SU!
Keep in touch with the stories of Gospel transformation from SU ministries, including SU Camps.
Sign-up to receive regular updates and prayer points at: sunsw.org.au/pray.
Volunteer with SU!
We welcome new volunteers for SU camps, missions and school lunchtime groups. Put the Gospel into the hands of children from any ability or background, volunteer at: sunsw.org.au/volunteer.