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What is Verge?

VERGE is a spiritual retreat for young people in years 6 and 7. At a time when young people are on the VERGE of new changes and so many choices and options, how do they navigate these with God’s perspective? In a time when so much is changing physically, emotionally and intellectually, it is important that they get to know more about themselves, about a God that loves and knows them and that they know they are not alone. It is a place to share and listen to those who are on the journey (peers) as well as learn from those who have gone before (mentors).

As School finishes for the year, what a great time for young people to unwind, relax, grow deeper and prepare for the new year.  

VERGE Retreats aim to create an environment where young people can encounter Christ and grow deeper in Him, while teaching them to know that they are called to be a part of His big story.

Verge retreats include:

  • Worship, reflection and time with God, 
  • Adventure, 
  • Experiential learning, 
  • Peer Challenges, 
  • Active Serving in Local community and lots of fun.

There will be time for swimming, The Tops activities, bush walking and the beach.

Young people will have one mentor assigned to you for the retreat with the long term commitment to make contact 2-3 times throughout the year for the purpose of encouragement

When: Friday 13th - Sunday 15th December 2019

Arrival time: 7.00pm

Departure time: 8.00pm

Age: VERGE: School year 6& 7

         DEEPER: School year 8 & 9

Venue: Acacia & Banksia ( The Tops Conference Centre)

Cost: $145.00 (all inclusive) - This will be charged once you have been accepted to VERGE or DEEPER. If you are a returning camper you will be charged at the point of registration.

Referee: It is a requirement that you have someone nominate you to attend this retreat. ( Your referee MUST be from the following list: Church Pastor, Kids/Youth pastor or Small Group leader, Mentor (other than immediate family)