Not that I am complaining, but when I was at school (albeit in the UK) the idea of Outdoor Education including a trip to the beach, in this case, Philip Island, to learn to surf, would never have entered our heads. The best we got was muddy cross-country running in the rain! All part of the HCC experience.
Ask one of our fifteen Gravitate students, what is the metanarrative of the Bible? Or, what would they say if someone asked them, ‘What is unique about the Christian faith?’ Or even, ‘What’s the difference that Jesus has made in their lives?’. Our Gravitate students faced these questions on the weekend at a camp in Phillip Island. They dug deep and found some really great responses. The theme for the camp was 1 Peter 3:15: ‘But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect’.