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An Invitation to the 2024 Caribbean Youth Camp

We hope that young people from the Caribbean and all parts of the globe will take advantage of this opportunity.
By BEN DREPAUL
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Planning for the 16th Triennial Christadelphian Youth Camp, to be held, God willing, in Trinidad from August 10-17, 2024, is now well underway. We thank our Heavenly Father for the prospects of a successful event and continue our prayers that the event will bring honor to His Name.

In the 1960s, camps were held locally only in Guyana. Bro. Ashraf Ali suggested we expand into the Caribbean to get our young people to know each other and study God’s word together. Annual local camps were already being held in some countries, but no joint Caribbean venture.

Bro. David Simpson from the UK thought it was a wonderful idea, and with the financial backing of the CBMC in 1979, the first Triennial Christadelphian Caribbean Youth Camp was held in Mount Grace, Tobago, from August 15-24.

Families from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago came with their children and other young people in their care. The boys slept in the hall on mattresses on top of benches, and the girls slept in a giant tent at the back of the hall.

In the morning, the aroma of sausages frying in the kitchen awoke the boys, who took turns in the two showers getting ready for the day.

It was an amazing event. The speakers were Bre. Anderson Daniel, Ashraf Ali, and Clive Drepaul. The agenda was simple, but the classes were quite deep.

At the end of the week, like all the following camps, there were tears as the young people realized they would not see each other for quite a while! (This was way before the Internet and FaceTime, and phone calls were quite expensive.)

In the years to follow, the Christadelphian Caribbean Youth Camp Committee (CCYCC) was formed, with representatives from the four Caribbean countries and eventually North America to assist in promoting, planning, and managing the event.

The camp was held every three years in one of the four Caribbean countries, except for 2021, when a virtual event was held due to the pandemic. This then brings us to 2024. The CCYCC will conduct a site visit in November to prepare for the camp.

In keeping with the mission of this triennial event, we hope that young people from the Caribbean and all parts of the globe will take advantage of this opportunity to build their spiritual level, be encouraged in the regular reading and study of the Bible, develop stronger preaching skills, and strengthen their friendships in the brotherhood as we await the coming our Lord Jesus.

Use the QR code or click this link for more information and the CCYCC 2024 Registration: Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management

Ben Drepaul,
Brooklyn Ecclesia, NY
CBMA Link for Trinidad and Tobago

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Chantel Fulmer
2 months ago

Is there a link for more information?

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