APWB Parish Camp 2017

What’s a Parish Family Camp? A Parish Family Camp is a time to get away as a group who are part of God’s family – to spend time together, to relax, laugh, have fun.

It is also a time to experience Christian community, where the love of God is moving in word and action throughout the weekend. This year, our camp will be a time for people to deepen their faith journey and learn about the deep springs of joy God gifts to each of us. You will have the opportunity to explore the scriptures, pray alone or with others, worship as a group, reflect individually or with others. Like other activities, you are free to get into the faith component as much or as little as you wish to.

Bornhoffen is situated near the beautiful Springbrook National Park, close to Natural Arch, one of the amazing sights to see in this part of the world. Watch the sun descend behind the mountains with your favourite drink, snuggle into your warm and cosy bed, then rise to watch the mountains turn gold as the sun rises in the morning to the sound of the birdlife.

All of this is fueled by delicious food and warm company. The area is safe for children, accessible for all and not too far from home. Come along and get to know the people you meet at church in a whole new way!

This year, we are limiting numbers to 45 campers only, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Choose your own adventure

The great thing about our Parish camp is that you can do as much or as little as you please. There are many activities on offer, active and relaxing, but if you simply want to enjoy the peace, read a book or catch up on much needed sleep, you are free to do so.

Who can come?
All members of the parish are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, email Scott and Sarah Leisemann at sarahleisemann@gmail.com or phone them on 3890 2076.


How much is it?

Adults are $90, Children are $50, Families are $260 for two adults and as many children as you have. Children 5 and under are free. That includes all accommodation and food.

Where do we sleep?

We are staying in Bunkhouses with 8 beds in each cabin. There are 4 double bunks in most rooms, each with an ensuite. Depending on numbers, we hope to limit sharing to two couples per room, or a family per room. However, sharing with more is possible, so if you have a group of friends who are happy to share, we’d appreciate this. We can accommodate special accommodation requirements in a few cases.

How do I register?

Download and fill in the Registration Form from the APWB Website and email to Camp Co-ordinators Scott at rector@apwb.net and Margaret Carr at marg.carr@optusnet.com.au, or print the form and hand in at Church or the APWB Office. Payment methods are on the form – either cash, cheque or Direct Debit.

When should I arrive and depart?

Arrive: From 5pm on Friday 25 August. A simple dinner will be available from 6pm.
Depart: After lunch on Sunday 26 August

How do I get there?

Take the Pacific Motorway southbound to Nerang Exit 69. Turn off here on to the Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd and travel about 40 mins to the Bornhoffen Campsite. (3510 Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd). Travel time from when you get on the Gateway Motorway at Old Cleveland Rd is about 1 hour 15 mins with no serious traffic hold ups. An early departure is recommended if possible, or car pool and enjoy the ride with friends! Put your favourite album on and sing along!

What should I bring?

WARM Bedding (sheets/blanket or sleeping bag) and pillow
• Clothes for cold weather.
• Walking shoes
• Hat and sunscreen

Optional accessories:

A good book, the Good Book, musical instrument, sports gear, board or card games, BYO ‘stronger’ drinks .