Holiday Clubs are ‘theme-based’ experiences for school-aged children, offering energetic and creative activities, and the chance to explore God’s Word. Each year these events have a theme. You get to dress up, act, invent, play, sing and get VERY tired! Activities include playing games, craft, sports,drama, movies, community BBQs, excursions and more. Be a pirate, surprise yourself and others, use your gifts and abilities, and set hearts on fire for God! These events are held in the school holidays across Tasmania:
East Devonport Holiday Happening
13-16 Jan 2020 | East Devonport Recreation Centre
East Devonport Holiday Happening is well supported by the Devonport community and churches, with an opportunity for primary-age children to enjoy a fun time and a chance to explore the Bible. An enthusiastic team puts boundless energy into ensuring that every child who attends has a great experience in a caring environment, and learns all about the love of Jesus.
For more information or to register your interest in being involved, contact James Todd – SU Tas Regional Coordinator (North West): firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 East Devonport Report
At East Devonport Holiday Happening, 13 leaders and 29 children from Kindergarten to Year 6 had lots of fun with a space-based theme entitled ‘Out of this World’, along with some great teaching from the book of Daniel. Each of the participants enjoyed a mix of fun activities, including making and launching rockets, and opportunities to explore the Bible. Team leader James says, “The highlight of the event for me was the Thursday night with a concert and family meal. This was a great time to connect and celebrate together, being excited by what the young people had been doing with us through the week. We’re looking forward to this event being even bigger and better next year.”
Team leader, East Devonport Holiday Happening
Westbury Holiday Club
21-24 January 2020
Westbury Holiday Club ran for the first time in 2017. Held in Westbury, in the central north of Tasmania, local volunteers run a fun theme-based event while sharing the love of God with children.
For more information or to register your interest in being involved, contact Stephanie Sebastian – SU Tas Regional Coordinator (North): email@example.com
2018 Westbury Report
Westbury Holiday Club was run from 16 to 19 January at Westbury Baptist Church ‘Parklands’, with over 23 children attending throughout the week, along with an awesome team. The children heard Bible stories from Genesis, learnt songs and had craft activities each day.
Areas that were taught include: Day 1 (Genesis 2: 15–20) To help kids understand that God wants us to care for his world. Day 2 (Genesis 1: 26–31a) To help kids understand that we are all special to God. Day 3 (Genesis 6:9–9:17) To help kids understand that God keeps his promises and we should, too. Day 4 (Genesis 12:1–7; 13:5–18) To help kids understand that God guides us.
It was an awesome week, and it was great to see the kids come back each day so excited to want to get started as soon as they arrived and to see their smiles. It was also nice to see the leader interacting with the parents each day when they we’re picking up their kids.
The exciting news is that we are going to continue club during school term every second week and the parents have said that they want their children to continue to attend. Praise God!
Team leader, Westbury Holiday Club
Further details of each holiday event can be obtained by emailing the SU Tas office at firstname.lastname@example.org.