Camp Survivor

Registrations of Interest have now closed.

Thanks for your interest in Camp Survivor.  Registrations of Interest have now closed.

If you have applied for a place at Camp you will be sent an email on Friday 24th March to let you know whether we have been able to offer you a place this year or not.  With high numbers of applicants we will unfortunately not be able to offer every child a place.  

Those who are offered a place will be asked to complete a full registration form and to pay the $30.00 non-refundable payment . (This payment is not to cover the cost of camp, rather it is to give campers some canteen money at camp and a camp merch pack to take home).  As there is a waiting list of children hoping to come to camp, the form and payment need to be received by us no later than March 31st to secure your place.    

Intermediate Camp (School Years 7 & 8) 

Sunday 16th April 6:30pm to Wednesday 19th April 2023 10:30am

Primary Camp (School Years 5 & 6)

Wednesday 19th April  2:00pm to Friday 21st April 2023 3:30pm

Camp FAQs

From how we select who gets a placement, to accommodation, to volunteer vetting, this list should cover all the questions you may have about Camp Survivor plus a whole lot more! 

Why we run Camp Survivor...


To give each child who attends an unforgettable week and provides them with opportunities they might not otherwise have. Each day of camp is all about fun, adventure and friends. They are intentionally designed to provide an unforgettable experience for each child through various activities, challenges, games and new friendships. We want every child when they leave to be excited and encouraged. 


To give young people a practical training ground to help them become leaders worth following.
Camp Survivor is also a key part of our Youth Leadership Pipeline.   Running alongside our weekly youth programmes we want to provide a training ground for young aspiring leaders. With various levels of leadership training, workshops and practical experiences each young person is given every opportunity to learn and develop their leadership skills. With ongoing coaching and feedback, prior to and after the camps we are dedicated to training and developing great leaders who can make a difference and contribute to their communities and schools. We don’t just aim to help young people become leaders, but leaders worth following. 


As a tangible expression of our Christian faith, we want to do something well beyond ourselves that makes an impact in our community.
As a church, LifeSwitch, underwrites the entire cost of each Camp Survivor totalling around $40,000. This allows the camp to be offered to the children and families at no cost, possible only because of the generosity of the people of LifeSwitch and our sponsors. As places are limited we are not able to guarantee a place to everyone so families are asked to register their interest. Rather than operate on a ‘first in first served’ basis, places are allocated by selection so that a fair cross-section of the local community gets to experience Camp.

Youth Leadership Pipeline

Our heartbeat isn’t to simply run camps. It is to develop great young leaders who are worth following. Camp Survivor is simply a great tool we have to introduce young people to the pipeline and an incredible practical opportunity for them to develop in their leadership. This overview explains the wider Leadership Pipeline and how we intentionally develop young people to become leaders worth following.