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47 years of camping

Some of the 2006 campers. Photo by Eva Donaldson
THE MARY Burnett Presbytery Adult Fellowship Camp was celebrated again in March.

Starting 46 years ago with a Presbyterian group at Torquay, the camp was moved to Luther Heights, Coolum, and continued to provide a space for women of the Presbytery to meet and share in fellowship, fun, friendship,
studies, concerts, and worship.

Camp Committee secretary Eva Donaldson said the camps have been great experiences.

“No matter who the leader happened to be, there have always been rich moments of inspiration and a deepening of faith as we were challenged and shared in our life journeys,” she said.

This year study leader, Pastor Trish Milne, focused on the Mary/Martha challenge.

Other input also came from Ainslie and Rob Bos and National Adult Fellowship Chair Rev Alistair Christie.

“I have always found camp a time of blessing; renewing friendships and making new ones, sharing faith and being challenged to go deeper, enjoying the fun of happy relaxing times together, then going home ready to pick up the threads again.”

However Ms Donaldson said the March 2012 camp will be the last, citing rising costs and increasing years as the deciding factors ending the camp in its present form.

“Campers past, present and future please take note,” she said.

“2012 will bring us a camp of Celebration: celebration for the wonderful 47 years of camping, celebration that God has been with us all in very special ways, celebration for the lives of all those who have been involved over the years.

“Come and join with us as we celebrate”.

Photo : Some of the 2006 campers. Photo by Eva Donaldson