Launch Camp is for students in Year 10-12 who have been encouraged by their home church to consider Christian leadership. It is an opportunity to hear from the Bible, be equipped in ministry skills and connect with peers from other churches who love Jesus and want to serve him.

Launch Camp is designed to be attended for three consecutive years with each year providing different areas of growth and training (see below.)

Attendees – Please discuss registering for Launch Camp with your church before submitting your registration.

SQ Launch

27 June - 1 July 2022

Location: Camp Tamborine
Date: 27 June – 1 July
Cost: $250
Speaker: Ed Sowden – Bathurst Presbyterian

Contact Roșie Tenni for more information rosie@pcq.org.au or 0466 570 198 

If you are unwell and, particularly if you have symptoms of cold or flu, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT.

Each year of Launch Camp has a particular focus for those attending.

YEAR ONE: Exegesis and Sharing Your Testimony
– Skill: Writing a Testimony

YEAR TWO: Biblical Theology and Evangelism
– Skill: How To Start A Conversation About Jesus (includes practicing ‘walk-up’ in public places)

YEAR THREE: Leadership & Discipling Others
– Skill: Running Upfront Sessions

Below is an outline of an average day on SQ Launch:

8:30am Check in

9:00am Time with God
An opportunity to spend time individually meditating on God’s word

9:30am Gathering
An all-in time for great Bible talks, prayer, singing, and a bunch of fun

11:00am Morning Tea

11:30am Connect Groups
A workshop designed to help you dig deep into God’s word, and equip you to share it with others

1:00pm Lunch + Hang Time

3:00pm Practical Ministry
Hands-on workshops that will equip you with skills to share Jesus at church and at school

4:15pm Prayer Groups

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Evening Program
Interactive Seminar on a ministry-related topic

9:00pm Supper

Ed Sowden

Ed is the Youth Pastor at  Bathurst Presbyterian in New South Wales and is also a Scripture teacher at some local high schools. He loves talking to high schoolers about Jesus and why Jesus is worth following. At SQ Launch he’ll be taking us through the Sermon on the Mount.

NQ Launch

Back in 2023

Location: Quinola Lakes
Date: April 2023
Cost: $TBA
Director: Simon Allery simon@willows.org.au

This conference will follow the requirements set out in the COVID Safe Industry Plan. We will be practicing social distancing and require all participants to register in advance of the event. If you are unwell and, particularly if you have symptoms of cold or flu, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT.

CQ Launch

9-13 April 2022

Location: Keppel Sands
Date: 9-13 April
Cost: $150
Director: Matt Stewart matt@rockypc.org.au
Speaker: Philip van’t Spyker – Keppel Anglican

This camp will follow the requirements set out in the COVID Safe Industry Plan. We will be practicing social distancing and require all participants to register in advance of the event. If you are unwell and, particularly if you have symptoms of cold or flu, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT.

Philip van’t Spyker

Philip is the Families Minister at Keppel Anglican Church and he loves sharing Jesus with young people and their families. He is husband to Jessica, father to their 4 kids and would be a serious contender on the Great Bake Off. He’ll be opening up Deuteronomy with us, where we hear about our God who is faithful and gives life.