PARENT TESTIMONIALS

What do the parents think?

“…My son Will has come home from camp having had one of the most wonderful life experiences so far. We have heard about every challenge, what he has learnt from the scriptures, all the antics and what he needs to do to possibly have an opportunity to help one day! It sounded like every boy should have a chance to do these camps.  Could you also please pass on our thanks to the two leaders he shared his cabin with as they have been wonderful to him and very tolerant of his enthusiasm for life! Once again thanks a million, it has been life changing for Will…”

“…It is so great in today’s society to know that groups of young men can get together and support the students in a drug free, safe environment.  Parents like myself are very grateful for your Christian outlook on life that enables young people today to enjoy life and have the opportunity to participate in such events and get them off that couch, away from technology and have a great time during the holidays…”

“… I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all those involved for all you do to make Jesus real for young people, especially males.  I have tried to bring up my son with Christian values, but it has been difficult as his father is not a strong believer.  Your camps reinforce God’s never-ending love for us and my son comes home so excited and so completely devoted to our Lord Jesus.  Thank you!  Since attaining a teacher position in an all-girls private school in Toowoomba, I have seen the importance of teaching the separate genders in their own unique way.  I’m not sure how you do it, but your camp for young males must have this speciality which educates boys and gives them the strength to stand up for what they believe in.  Peer pressure is a particularly strong influence for boys of my sons’ age, so let me again thank you for your positive and effective deliverance of God’s message through GENTS Camp…”

“…It was his first SU Camp and the first time he had ever been away from home for such a long period of time, but he said it was awesome and is already saying he would like to go to it again next year!!  Perhaps the kids don’t say it to you but we as parents really appreciate the time and huge effort you all put into making camps like this such a success and we are so grateful to God that there are such camps for our boys to attend where they not only have heaps of fun but learn lots about God…”

“…My husband and I just want you to know that we have never seen our grandson so animated as when he came home from GENTS camp.   He was buzzing with what happened and can’t wait to go to another Camp.  You guys must have really hit the right target with him because he just was so happy.   The input into these kids lives will be felt long after it has finished.  They have such a fantastic time but also they are challenged spiritually and that to me is such a great combination…”

Our Mission

The Mission of GENTS Camp is to develop in boys, real manhood and authentic Christian faith.

Real Manhood:

  • Challenged and tested, but never give in
  • Takes risks, is prepared to fail and admits when he’s wrong
  • Take responsibility for their actions
  • Treat all people with respect and dignity
  • Value wisdom, integrity and authenticity – they keep it real
  • Stand for what is right, not necessarily what is popular
  • Is prepared to lay down their life
  • Stands up for those who can’t stand up for themselves
  • Are committed to protect, serve and honour their family

Authentic Christian Faith:

  • Is a life lived for God and others, not self-centred or self-serving
  • Recognises that “I am not perfect and I need help”
  • Trusts that help comes in the form of Jesus Christ who paid the price for the sins of the world through his death and resurrection
  • Grows and changes, becoming more like the nature of Christ over time
  • Relies completely on God’s strength and provision
  • Is accompanied by actions that help to make the world a better place
  • Endures

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