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 General Information about KCO

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The Uniting Church in Tasmania's KUCA Campout aims to provide:

  • an experience of Christian community
  • a safe environment - physically and spiritually
  • opportunities for children to grow their faith in Jesus
  • opportunities for children to learn, live, show and share their faith
  • a wider experience of the Uniting Church in Australia

KCO is not designed to be a stand alone event.  We work alongside those who work with children throughout the year in local churches and schools and in conjunction with the Presbytery Ministers in the Presbytery of Tasmania.  We hope that churches/schools can celebrate and hear about the children's experiences after the event.

Who can attend?
KUCA Campout (KCO) is an overnight annual camp for children in grades 3 to 6 whether you have a KIDS Club, a Sunday School, an after school care group or you are a family with children.  It is a major Uniting Church Presbytery of Tasmania event attracting over 100 campers, youth and adult leaders
Adults:  There is at least 1 adult to every 6 campers.  All adults (16+) need a current Working with Children Check.
Assistant Leaders:  Those in grades 7+ may attend as Assistant Leaders.

Theme and Activities:
AT KCO children are involved in a wide range of activities, electives, games, worship and singing based around a central theme.  The theme aims to teach campers about Jesus' life and teachings in a manner that is understandable, appropriate to their context and of course incredibly fun.

Training Opportunities:
Campers provides adults and assistant leaders to receive training, to share ideas and network with other adults and leaders from around Tasmania.

First Aid: 
KCO has at least two trained First Aid Officers on site.

Offering:
The offering from Sunday morning worship goes to a Uniting World project.

Where is it held?
The venue is the Scotch Oakburn College Valley Campus at Fingal, Tasmania.

Where will we sleep: What will we eat?
Children are accommodated in tents provided by their group.  Meals are provided by a catering team during the weekend.

Any other questions?
Please contact the Uniting Church Tasmanian Office at email: tas.office@victas.uca.org.au or tas.kuca@victas.uca.org.au or phone 6331 9784.