Baptist Camping Victoria Inc
Baptist Camping Victoria has been growing since 1945, and over this time there has been great vision and commitment towards the strategic development in camping ministry through the Baptist Church.
Growing from a single camp of 22 campers in 1945 to 4 multi-centres accommodating up to 19312 campers in 2018 is truly symbolic of vision, outcomes and commitment demonstrated over 73 years leading camping in Victoria. There is 72 staff that provide a service to all our clients; all senior staff are to be walking in their faith.
Baptist Camping Victoria has four centres with Camp Wilkin and Burnside located in Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road, Mill Valley Ranch at Tynong North, and Halls Gap Baptist Centre within the Grampians National Park. We have our Ministry Department which oversees our interns as well as the Camps we run.
Christian Camping that Challenges
• God and The Bible
• Highlighting Jesus baptism, death and resurrection;
• Baptist Union of Churches Victoria ethos and values;
• Strengthening Communities through Camping;
• Accepting all people but not all people behaviours;
• Respectful of people from all backgrounds and experiences;
The 5 intents that we work through are:
Using the 4 Centre’s to bring people and groups together to have rewarding and challenging camping experiences.
Develop Centres capacity to spread the good news of Jesus Christ by serving and sharing through the provision of ministry camps and community outreach.
Developing skills, training, and experience in all staff to reach their full potential and deliver our vision and values.
Develop and enhance the Internship Program to be our leading youth-focused Christian service to all campers.
Develop adventure and outdoor education programs at BCV Centres which are challenging and rewarding and of the highest standards regarding risk management and quality.
Building relationships to enhance other Christian agencies, groups and churches through effective camping ministry.
Baptist Camping Victoria will build and maintain positive relationships with the community.