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A campsite with large open grounds and situated in between the trees of the Hek Poort valley. A river runs through the property and a separate bush camp facility is being created. It is a great facility for family camps and school camps and has a large Thatched roof meeting area and numerous face brick chalets.
As SU's largest campsite this is a very versatile campsite which could be used for youth, church, family and school camps. It has a large playing field, swimming pool a large hall and few smaller meeting rooms. Stoney Ridge can accommodate many programming options.
The camp is situated on over 100 hectares of unspoilt property framed on one side by a mountainous backdrop and on the other with frontage on the Umzimkulu River.
Coaton Cottage Bain's Kloof
Coaton Cottage is a small rustic cottage in the Boland mountains and is suitable for small leadership camps. A strict limit of 20 people is set for this cottage. The beautiful Witte River can be accessed when camping at Coaton Cottage. A major development is planned in the short term future.
A delightful campsite situated in the Carmel Valley. The famous Vic Bay is a stone's throw away from this campsite.
The benefits of Camping are numerous,
Although it is one of the most difficult and complex activities to organize, it requires the most effort and is the most emotionally draining, it produces the best results in terms of leading young people to the Lord and in growing the church's future leadership.
'Camping, camping that's the life for me!'
SU firmly believes that camping is one of the most effective tools to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ to young and old alike. Camping effectively enables a group of people to form a temporary community which is vital to creating a safe environment for personal and group growth. Relationship building is the key ingredient to enhance this growth process and as comfort zones are often enlarged on camping experiences the protection created by meaningful relationships is essential to this growth.
Scripture Union has always believed and still does believe in earning the right to speak into the lives of young people. We believe that camping creates unique opportunities to build these relationships and also refreshing ways to communicate the Gospel to young people.
Scripture Union has made use of camping for about 80 years in South Africa and we still see hundreds of young people committing their lives to God as a direct result of our camping ministry.
We have seen an increase in the quantity and quality of church camps in recent years and Scripture Union encourages the Christian community to continue this good work to help Christians grow in their spiritual lives and in their capacity to lead the church in the future.
We make our camping centres available to other Christian groups when we are not running camps of our own. Some of our camping centres offer programming for school groups and programming advice.
To find out which SU camps are being offered in your area contact your local Scripture Union office as these activities are most often coordinated from these offices.
Each SU camp requires leaders and SU provides training for every leader who wishes to be part of our camping programme. Being a leader on one of SU's camps is an excellent opportunity to grow as a Christian and to develop your leadership skills.
The types of camps which SU runs are as follows:
For further information on camping and campsites you can contact Christian Camping South Africa.
Scripture Union is a Non-profit organisation and we rely entirely on donations and love gifts. Your donation will help us reach the world through vehicles such as ministry projects within schools, churches and leadership camps. It will aid us in continuing to supply free ministry resources and material to the people we know God can use to transform and change lives.
Thank You for your ongoing generosity and support. God Bless
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