Many of the activities during BCC’s Easter camp take place at the conference center at Brunstad, and many of the activities make use of rented facilities in the surrounding area, such as gyms, riding stables, music studios, and dance halls in Sandefjord and Tønsberg.
By Berit H. Nilsen – Photos: Randi Hutt
More than 4000 young people participating in Brunstad Christian Church`s (BCC) Easter camp have over 40 different courses and activities to choose from. There are options in practically every category of interest, some of which are listed below:
- Horseback riding
- Sign language
- Outdoor recreation activities
- Water sports
- Computer programming
- Baking and cake decorating
- Song, studio, and music
- LAN party
- Film and media
Many contributors – same goal
Easter camp is developed by BCC in cooperation with the youth organizations Brunstad Youth Club, Xercise, and MakeMusic. Massive resources are mobilized so our youth can participate in fun and interesting activities, and at the same time meet and make new friends from different countries and continents.
Norway is still in the grip of winter, but that has not dampened the mood. Photo: BCC
Record number of registrations; largest increase from other continents
There have never been so many choices or so many young people registered. There are approximately 1000 additional registrants—the majority of these, international participants—for Easter camp this year. More and more prioritize this event, and large groups of young people come from all over the world.
The Activity commons in the conference center features drop-in games and activities, and one can also register for various daytime activities. Photo: BCC
Knowledge and inspiration for a young Christian
Despite the great variety of activities to choose from, the main goal of Easter camp is for young people to gain knowledge and inspiration for their life as Christians. This motif will be threaded throughout the entire camp, and make the evening assemblies important gathering places.
They will hear the Christian gospel about a new life, where evil must yield—overcome by goodness. Help is available in God’s word. By listening, learning, and entering into it, a young person can choose a direction for his life based on a solid foundation rather than on the choices of others.
Opportunity for good conversation underway—for many an important part of the Easter camp. Photo: BCC
Everywhere the joy and friendship is visible as young people make their way to and from activities and gatherings. Some in groups of two; others in flocks.
Each evening all the young people will gather in the main hall for an evening centered on a particular theme. They shuffle to their seats, satisfied after a day filled with activities. For the young people who made it a priority to travel to BCC’s Easter camp, Oslofjord is where it is: Easter camp 2018.
Everyone gathers in the evenings for a rich and varied program. Photo: BCC