Senior Ichthus

Date: Sunday 30 June to Friday 5 July 2019

Venue: Glendalough, Sunshine Coast

For: Grades 10 – 12 in 2019


 1.       What is Senior Ichthus 2019?

Senior Ichthus is a six day/five night residential camp during the winter school holidays. It is an exciting holiday experience that challenges young people to step outside their comfort zones through participation in group and individual activities. Senior Ichthus also give the participants opportunities to form and strengthen new and existing friendships and to spend time in group discussion. All of this takes place in a safe Christian community that encourages participants to meet the God who challenges us to step out and live a life of faith in Jesus.

Ichthus camps have been around since 2002. Many of the leaders on these camps grew up attending them.

The word Ichthus comes from Koine Greek, where it means ‘fish’. In Koine Greek, it is also an acronym for “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Saviour”.

2.       When is Senior Ichthus 2019?

Senior Ichthus starts Sunday 30th June and ends Friday 5th July.

3.       Where is Senior Ichthus 2019?

Senior Ichthus is at “Glendalough”, a campsite at Peregian Beach.  For a map and directions, see below. Glendalough is owned and operated by Iona College.

4.       What is the cost?

The total cost to attend Senior Ichthus is $275. This includes all food, accommodation, activities and transport (while on camp – we do not provide transport to and from Senior Ichthus, although some parishes may).  Registrations close the 17th of JuneDue to strict catering deadlines we cannot accept registrations after this date.

 5.       Who can attend the camp?

Anyone in Years 10, 11 or 12 in 2019.

 6.       What can participants expect to experience?

This year we will be taking advantage of being on the Sunshine Coast to include a wide range of activities, including an off-site trip to the beach, games, walks and all kinds of other crazy things.  A key aspect of the camp is the worship and small group time, giving the participants a chance to discuss and reflect with other participants their own age on what the Spiritual Director’s talks mean to them.

 7.       Who is running Senior Ichthus?

Nathan Haywood and Sarah Crisp are the Camp Directors of Senior Ichthus 2019. Nathan and Sarah are both experienced leaders and directors of Ichthus camps, with a range of experiences in teaching and ministry. Rev Ian Moore is our Spiritual Director who is rector in charge of Hendra-Clayfield Anglican Church. They are really excited for what they are preparing for all those who plan to come along!

The Directors are assisted by a team of around 20 volunteers. All leaders complete thorough pre-camp training – and depending on their role, they may be required to have further training or qualifications. For more information on becoming a leader, please refer to: /camping/leaders/

Senior Ichthus is overseen by the Ministry Education Commission of the Diocese of Brisbane (Anglican Church of Australia). Jonathan Kemp (Director of Youth, Children’s and Families Ministry) and Erica Skerman (Diocesan Camps Coordinator) provide direct oversight and logistical support to the team of volunteers leaders.

All Senior Ichthus leaders who are over 18 must hold current Blue Cards or the equivalent.  Before camp, all Blue Cards and Exemption Cards are validated, via the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. We also require all leaders who are over 18 to complete the Safe Ministry Check and work through the Diocese of Brisbane Child Protection Policy and Procedures.

You can find more information on Blue Cards at the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardians website ( More information about the Safe Ministry Check can be found here and to view the Child Protection Policy and Procedures go to Protection Policy for Children & Young People.

8.       Do participants need to be Anglican or Christian?

No – there is no requirement for participants to be Anglican or Christian. There will be Christian input and worship throughout the week. Participants are expected to respect the faith and beliefs of others and can expect to have their own faith and beliefs respected.  The theological stance taken by the leadership team, is entirely in accordance with that of the Anglican Church of Australia in Southern Queensland.

 9.       How do participants register?

Register online now by clicking here.

10.   What happens if my child gets hurt or sick?

All care is taken to prevent injuries and illness on camp, but sometimes accidents happen.  For all activities, on and off site, there will be a designated first aid officer accompanying each group. Should anything happen, we will apply first aid as required and if warranted travel to Accident and Emergency, or call an Ambulance. We will make every effort to speak to the emergency contacts as soon as possible. Our camps are drug and alcohol free events (including cigarettes) which applies to both campers and leaders. If you think this is going to be an issue please contact us ASAP.

 11.   How can my Parish or School support Senior Ichthus?

Your Parish or School can support Ichthus camps in a number of ways.

·       By promoting it. You can find promotional material on this website, or Contact Us for more hard copies.

·       By sponsoring participants. Many of the participants of past Ichthus camps have been sponsored by their Parish in whole or part. Some Parishes sponsor participants from local schools or other parishes.

·       By making a donation to the camp. Ichthus camps are not run to make a profit, but we aim to cover costs. Donations help us keep the price down.

·       By finding future leaders. The teams for Ichthus camps are organised many months before the camp, but we are always on the lookout for leaders for future camps.

12.   How do I get to/from the campsite?

We ask that parents/guardians provide transport for their children to/from the campsite. If you are in need of assistance for transport please let us know on the registration forms and we can do our best to assist you. Here are some helpful directions to the campsite:

From M1 Bruce Highway – heading north:

·       Just after passing through Palmview, take exit 70 towards Buderim/Mooloolaba

·       If entering Forest Glen, you have gone too far

·       Continue towards Maroochydore/Noosa Heads (veering left)

·       Follow this road all the way up to Peregian Beach

·       At the roundabout, take 3rd exit onto Murdering Creek Rd

·       Turn left onto Monak Rd

·       Take the first right on to Lakewood Dr

·       Stop at 102 Lakewood Dr and go all the way up the driveway.

Campsite Address:

102 Lakewood Dr

See you on Senior!