Lightning flashed and thunder crashed as darkness fell and a fog rolled in. Though many might mistake it for a storm, all were special effects used as part of the opening program for the recent South New South Wales (SNSW) Grey Nomads Camp.
Held in Jindabyne, the theme for this year’s camp was, “Hearing God’s voice—taking time to listen.” Pastor David McKibben and Phil Yates were the key speakers for the week, exploring the theme through Old and New Testament personalities.
More than 110 attendees were present, mostly from North New Wales and Victoria, with some making the journey from South Australia and North Queensland. Daily activities included morning devotionals and Bible study, exercise programs, and guest presentations on topics such as photography, alpine gardening, and aviation in the alps.
While the majority of planned outdoor activities were cancelled due to strong winds and the cold, a number of attendees took the opportunity to fly out of the Adventist Alpine Village via helicopter for a short ten minute flight over Jindabyne and the lake.
A highlight was Friday night, where those present attended a formal banquet set up in the main hall. Attendees were “truly blessed”, as one participant put it, with music from Sandra Entermann and her team, who also performed a concert on Saturday evening.
The event was well-received by all in attendance, with one participant commenting that the camps run over the past three years have been “excellent”.