Join us for Y-FACTOR “TO THE HEIGHTS” 2018! We can’t even begin to tell you how incredible last year’s camp was. You’ll just have to pack a bag and join us this time round.

The SCY Staff and Youth Ministers from all over the Sydney Archdiocese have been working for months to make this year’s camp even better (if that’s possible?!) So, if you are currently in yrs 7-12, then come have the time of your life these Easter school holidays with tons of friends you haven’t met yet!

There’ll be heaps of time for games, activities, talks, discussion, prayer and a chance to grow in your faith and relationship with God. This camp is so big we can only run it once a year so get on board now or miss out! Tickets available HERE.

Check out 2016’s camp wrap-up video below!

Y-Factor 2016

Boring Details

WHO

Y-Factor is for teens in years 7 to 12. Sydney Catholic Youth is working in collaboration with Youth Ministry Coordinators from across the Sydney Archdiocese. All leaders hold a current Working with Children Check and have much experience in youth ministry. We’ll be using a wide variety of mediums including music, activities, multimedia, drama and testimony to communicate to young people the awesomeness of their faith, and how they can apply it to their lives daily.

WHEN

9:30am, Monday April 16 to 1:30pm, Friday April 19, 2018.

WHERE

St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown

TRANSPORT

A chartered bus will depart from the Catholic Youth Services office at 8:30am on Monday 16 April. The office is located at 108 The Crescent, Homebush West. Please arrive at 8:00am so we can get away on time. The bus will return to the same location on Thursday 19 by 3:00pm.

COST

The camp will cost $250, with a discount offered when multiple siblings are attending. The cost covers accommodation, transport, meals and activities. If finance is a problem, please contact Sydney Catholic Youth on 9307 8152 to discuss in strictest confidence.

WHAT TO BRING

Sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, towel, swimmers (see note below), torch, beanie, comfortable modest clothing and shoes. Bring a nice outfit (something you might wear out to dinner), an old set of clothes and pair of shoes that can get wet and dirty and bring a plastic bag to put your wet and dirty items in. Please leave valuables at home. The Archdiocese of Sydney will not be liable for any loss or damage to personal property during the camp, but we would also like the campers to step away from their usual access to technology while on the camp so they will be asked to refrain from using smartphones etc.

Please note: Bikinis or speedos are not to be brought to Y-Factor, attendees are asked to bring swim shorts and swim shirts or at least a one piece for the girls. This requirement is a part of practically encouraging young people to live modestly and we appreciate your support.

PROGRAM

We are keen for the program to be a surprise however there is lots of fun planned. Participants will share and discuss aspects of their faith and experience God afresh. Being counter-cultural is at the heart of what we do and the young people who attend will leave with a richer understanding of Christ’s love for them. This camp’s theme has been inspired by the words of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassatti, Verso L’alto, translating to ‘To the heights’. There are 5 main sessions that will focus on discovering more about our faith and who we are!

NOTE *Please read*

Bikinis or speedos are not to be brought to Y-Factor, attendees are asked to bring swim shorts and swim shirts or at least a one piece for the girls. This requirement is a part of practically encouraging young people to live modestly and we appreciate your support.

Child Protection and Safety. The Archdiocese of Sydney believes that genuine concern for the safety of all participants on our camp is of the utmost importance. All staff and volunteers have undergone child protection checks and careful screening.

Questions?

Email info@sydneycatholicyouth.org or call Sydney Catholic Youth on 9307 8152.

Registration needs to be received by March 30, 2018.