What is it?
D'Sozo camp is a family-friendly youth camp with a unique focus of community service, and canvassing. It runs for one week, and is fully catered with accommodation provided. Attendees under the age of 18 are supervised by Youth Leaders.
Does it include Music Production?
No, D'Sozo NSW doesn't include music production, but focuses solely on help-work and canvassing.
Where is D'Sozo NSW?
D'sozo NSW 2017, will be running at Camp Obadiah, half an hour south of Port Macquarie.
20190 Pacific Hwy
Johns River, NSW 2443
What are the Dates and Times?
Sunday afternoon, January 15th until Sunday morning January 22nd.
What Happens at Camp?
Lots! The average day starts with morning devotions and showers, unit sharing, breakfast, an exercise & marching routine, lodging cleanup and Deep Bible Study.
Following that will be LE training, and evangelism training.
The rest of the day until late afternoon is spent in community service projects and LE work.
In the evening, everybody gathers together for campfire time, where we share a devotional talk, sing songs, do scripture memory together and hand out camp mail.
The day finishes with evening unit sharing, and a trumpet call at 9pm sharp.
What Does D'Sozo Mean?
Sozo is the root word used in the New Testament to describe both physical healing and spiritual salvation. The 'D' is added partly for decoration, partly to infer 'of'. So D'Sozo is anything pertaining to both of these elements.
It is our desire that people experience both physical & spiritual healing.
What is Christian Help-work?
Christian help-work is very simple. It means visiting people in the community, and helping them in any way possible. It can include anything from just being a listening ear, to using natural remedies to relieve sickness, mowing lawns, weeding gardens or cooking a home-made meal for a stressed mum or elderly person.
Christian help-work is helping people, with no catch, no ulterior motive or self-interest, only a sincere desire to help.
One group will be focused on this work, and be involved in working bees or other community projects.
Canvassing / Literature Evangelism
A second group will be focused on canvassing / literature evangelism, leaving health and Christian books with people on a donation basis. Any needs found while canvassing, can be passed on to the help-work team for follow-up.
Canvassing will be done 'maga-book' style. Which has proven successful in Australia, as well as America (where it has been going for many years).
Other Camp Activities
Aside from the main activity of the help-work and canvassing, the camp includes evangelism and canvassing training classes, Bible study, personal and group devotions, a daily exercise routine, music, and special Sabbath activities.
Who Can Come?
We'd love to see the whole family involved in helping others! Whilst the activities aren't especially targeted for the younger ones (below 12), all family members are welcome to participate. Children need to be supervised by their parents as much as possible.
What Does it Cost?:
Capped Family: $500
Staff / Counsellor: $100
Costs include food, accommodation and all activities for the week.
Structure of Camp
D'Sozo Camp is a family-friendly youth camp. Youth will be organised into units with youth leaders, throughout camp. Youth leaders help the younger ones with personal devotions and unit sharing time. They encourage timeliness and adherence to camp rules, and help the youth gain spiritual blessings from camp.
Youth 12+ can attend camp without their parents, and will be under the charge of their youth leaders.
We do encourage families to attend camp together, where possible. If parents attend, their children will be accommodated with them at night (instead of rooming with the unit), and be assigned to a unit during the day.
If parents aren't in attendance, youth will be accommodated with their unit, and youth leaders.
All family members are encouraged to participate in camp activities.
Meals provided are plant-based, and as healthy as practical.
Pickup is available from Port Macquarie or Newcastle Airport. Be sure to arrive before 1:30pm on the 15th of Jan and leave after 2pm on the final Sunday (Jan 22). Contact us for more info on pickup/dropoff options.
If you have any further questions. Please don't hesitate to contact us.