Summer Camp leaders reflect on the joys of seeing young people step up

Despite the looming threat of the Omicron variant of COVID, PYNSW pushed ahead with running Summer Camp, and all agree – it was a roaring success! Youth from around NSW came together for fun and games, excellent Bible teaching, in-depth discussions, and a fantastic New Year’s celebration. While there were a couple of COVID scares, […]

Making plans for 2022: youth group is back!

As the 2022 school year kicks off, that means at many churches around NSW youth group is back! But with yet another year of pandemic restrictions and disruption ahead, how are youth leaders preparing? How do you make plans for teaching, activities and outings when so much is uncertain? We asked some youth leaders to […]

“Following Jesus for myself” – Rachel’s story

Rachel Norman was 14 when she attended her first PYNSW Summer Camp – and she’s hardly missed a camp in the decades since! Rachel was the child of a minister and remembers spending much of her time flying ‘under the radar’. While she was a ‘good kid’, she didn’t have a genuine personal faith in […]

“Otherwise, churches will die out” – Ethan’s story

Ethan Mills grew up in a small church with no youth group. The church was biblically sound, but numbers in his age group were slim, with the only other two being Ethan’s twin brother and a little girl. Ethan shares, “There was an absence of a youth group for a very long time, from 2005 […]