BIG CAMP 2023 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Annual Convention (Big Camp) 15 – 23 September 2023
Welcome to the Annual Convention web page for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in South Queensland.
For your information, Seventh-day Adventist Church (South Queensland Conference) Limited (ABN 23 104 195 897) operates this convention for the benefit of members and friends of the church in South Queensland.
The Annual Convention is being held this year from 15th to 23rd September 2023 at our Watson Park Convention Centre, 337 Old Gympie Road, Kallangur, QLD.
IMPORTANT BIG CAMP INFORMATION – UPDATE
As we embark on our second Big Camp since COVID-19, we appreciate everyone’s understanding that Camp may continue to look a little different from previous years as we move forward to consciously prioritise our members, visitors and staff’s safety.
- The Camp Office will be open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm and closed both Saturdays;
- There will be NO CASH sales or exchanges at the Camp Office or Camp Kitchen (EFTPOS only);
- If change is required for the washing machines on site, please note this will only be available from the Camp Office where you will be able to purchase change via EFTPOS only.
We will only be exchanging in $5 lots and the change will come in a small zip lock bag to reduce the handling of cash;
- The Camp Kitchen will be set up the same as last year – pay stations set up outside before food is collected.
Thank you for also noting that there has been a change to the Swimming Pool hours to continue to strengthen the safety of our children and visitors.
The new swimming pool hours are as follows:
Ages 0-17 : Sun – Thurs 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Friday 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Ages 15+ : Sun – Thurs 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Friday 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Thank you for your help in making Big Camp a safe environment for all to attend and fellowship together. See you at Big Camp!
Camper Accommodation Applications are AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM 12TH OF JUNE
We are accepting ONLINE accommodation applications ONLY for our Annual Convention (Big Camp). There will be NO manual paper applications accepted from regular campers.
- Applications for SQC members open Monday, 12 June, 2023, 9.00am.
- Inter-Conference applications open 30 June, 2023
- N.B. Staff, ministers, teachers working at camp, volunteers, will need to complete a manual paper application form available from the Conference office on request.
If you have any enquires please contact the South Queensland Conference office on 07 3218 7777 or by using the dedicated enquiries email [email protected] .
NEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Attendees Registration (ALL Day Visitors and Campers)
It’s Big Camp time again and we know that it will be a major spiritual highlight for the South Queensland Conference.Children and adults alike all look forward to the fun activities and opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. As our camp continues to grow we need to be ever vigilant toward our responsibilities to ensure all who attend are able to do so safely.
As an administrative team we are committed to doing all we can to safeguard every attendee during the Big Camp program. As a result we are working with AdSAFE, the Child and Vulnerable Person Protection Service for the Adventist Church, to implement protocols to assist with mitigating risks during Conference wide events.
It is our standard practice to require all Big Camp attendees to make application in advance, and this includes all day visitors. Camper and day visitor registration is now required for each person seeking to enter the camp ground will need to be registered beforehand, including those assisting in roles as employees and volunteers on behalf of the conference as well as all residents seeking to stay at the site.
THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR ACCOMMODATION
Big Camp presents an identified heightened risk with thousands of people that are involved in temporary accommodation, bathing and toileting facilities and we are committed to assuring that each person, young and old can do so in safety.
Thank you for noting this and making sure that if you are planning to attend Big Camp that you register your intention to attend as a resident camper or day visitor.
It’s going to be a great camp with inspiring messages and fun activities. We look forward to seeing you there.