PYNSW equips young people and their leaders in local churches through camping, special religious education (SRE), and training.

PY City

This Wednesday (12/8/2020) 7:30pm at Hurstville Presbyterian Church: topic is “How do I work with parents to disciple youth?Register Now

PY Encourage

Saturday 10-4, for youth group leaders outside of Sydney

PY Encourage Hunter: Saturday 24 October (still going ahead, but with a new date – More information, and to register). $5 – we will be walking to nearby shops for lunch.


Presbyterian Youth Annual Forum 2020 was held on Saturday June 27, via zoom, from 10am-12pm.

COVID-19 Update:

Winter Camp 2020 was our first online camp! It ran over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Virtual Winter Camp 2020- June 5-8

Other events – PY Encourage, PY City, OMEC and the Japan Trip have also been impacted. Watch this space for replacement events.

Dates for 2020:

PYNSW runs camps at two main times during the year:

Winter Camp runs on the Queen’s Birthday weekend – June 5-8, 2020. Three camps in one weekend – 5/6 camp for primary school kids, junior camp for kids in year 7-10 (or equivalent) and young adults camp (for people in year 11, up to 23 year olds).

Summer Camp runs from December 27 to New Year’s Day  (January 1) inclusive each year.

One of our most exciting programmes is the Lead for Life Internship program that runs at Summer Camp each year, from Boxing Day to New Years’ Day. Read more…

PY Japan Mission Vision Trip

The Japan trip has been cancelled for 2020.

PY City 2020

A new initiative in 2020, to gather youth leaders from different churches on the one night – find out more.

PY OMEC 2020

Our Online Mentor Equipping Course starts up again on September 19 in Coffs Harbour. The Sydney course has been postponed to 20 February, 2021 – find out more.

History of Camping

We are currently working on a project exploring the history of Presbyterian youth camping in NSW: the Presbyterian Fellowship Union was first constituted in 1874, and so far we’ve found camping photos as early as 1909. Do you have photos or stories to tell from camping? We would love to hear them. Please let us know.