History

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VicYouth is a Christian youth ministry operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and serving the young people of Victoria. It has a long and active history in Victoria going back to the early 1900s. It included, in those very early days, fundraising support by the youth for a missionary in Java. VicYouth has a proud and innovative history too. The very first Summer Camp operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church world-wide was held in Victoria in 1925. About twenty boys attended the inaugural camp. By 1929 camps were running Australia-wide for both girls and boys and today Summer camps are run annually right around the world. Vicyouth continues to innovate for changing times, introducing a new Summer camp program in 2016. GAP Camp fills an important ministry niche for 16-18 year-olds as they progress towards adulthood.