The Square One youth group sent off the outgoing Huw Luscombe in fine style with a fantastic trip away to the gorgeous Killcare beach on the annual Breakaway Camp, between the 14th and 17th of April. With the weather being uncharacteristically kind to us we were able to take full advantage of the amazing surroundings with plenty of beach activities, an awesome wide game, and even holding a dusk Night Church service on the beach on Sunday night. It was a really great time of bonding together as a youth group, developing in our faith as we explored some of the forks in the road we will encounter as we follow Jesus, discovering things about ourselves, forging new and lasting friendships and relaxing as the school holidays begun. For those there it was a massive encouragement that what we do as a youth group is worthwhile and an important part of the lives of not only the young people but the leaders as well.
Highlights included an absolutely absurd game of Bartok (don’t ask), morning worship, a trip to the Peninsula Leisure Centre (not to be dampened by a code brown in the kid’s pool), and of course the incredible food provided by the amazing Bec Cutting. It is difficult to come to terms with the fact that it is the last Breakaway Camp with outgoing youth worker Huw Luscombe, but even more difficult to come up with a more fitting way to end his placement at TUC – hanging out with the young people, dispensing his wisdom and making everyone laugh in a community that was tangibly connected and in touch with the Spirit. It was a special weekend for all involved and we can’t wait to see where next year’s Breakaway Camp takes us all.