SAYCO - SAYouthFest
Date: 12 October 2019
Venue: Adelaide West Uniting Church
South Australian Youth Camp Out (SAYCO) has been a gift to our church for nearly thirty years. it has endeavoured to give young people in SA an opportunity to hear a clear and simple gospel message and respond to it in their lives.
The fruit of SAYCO has been in bountiful evidence across the Uniting Church in both the discipleship and leadership development of young people here. However SAYCO has been diminishing in both attendance and energy around the event in recent times. In the last 5 years the number of youth groups participating in SAYCO has halved, and the total number of attendees (campers and their leaders) has dropped by over 400 people.
It is time to thank God for SAYCO and look to what the Spirit might have for this event in a new season.
In 2019, the decision has been made to compress SAYCO into SAYouthFest - a 1 day festival that will comprise all the things we loved about SAYCO; time to hear the gospel in a fresh way, great worship, games, sports, friendships, good eats, and festival nights.
There will be opportunities to thank God for SAYCO, as well as dream with us about what the future of youth events in SA could look like. This is an incredibly exciting time!