2019 Events Calendar

More information about our up-coming events will be coming soon

Summer Refresh 2020

The best ‘kickstart’ for your heart as you walk into the New Year.

We all know how it feels to “just survive” the crazyness of the Christmas season only to realise that the new year is upon you. We have found for us the best way to jump into the New Year is by jumping into God’s word. Summer refresh is a family camp with a kids program and afternoon activities. Let you spirit be refreshed and your heart re-aligned by solid teaching, friendly community and beautiful surroundings. We are committed to bringing in speakers from around the world who through the Lord will deepen your understanding of God’s word and your personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be refreshed in Christ as a family.

Satish John

Satish John is the founder and Director of Himalayan Torchbearers in India.
Satish is a committed social worker for his community and serves through the government in various capacities and presently as Vice Chairman of the commission for the minorities. He regularly travels around the world to teach and speak in conferences, seminars, churches and Torchbearer Bible Schools. Educated both in India and abroad, his field of education includes Biblical theology, Sociology, Political Science, Eastern Philosophy, World Religion, personnel management and Journalism. He holds a PhD in Biblical Studies. In his free time, Satish enjoys spending time in nature, hanging out with his family, drinking coffee and playing table tennis.

AT Staff_Stewart_1[2] (2)

Stewart Bogle came to faith in Jesus as an 18 year old at a Summer Conference at Capernwray and a number of years later he returned to be Principal and then National Director of the Centre. He married Heather in 1987 and they had three children, Joshua, Ashley and Luke before Heather went to be with the Lord in 2005. Apart from his time at Capernwray, Stewart was a teacher and then principal of a Christian School in South Australia, co-founded the children’s Publishing company, Lost Sheep, completed his Bachelor of Theology degree and has done some leadership consulting. He is currently Executive Director of a not for profit called Australians Together which he founded in 2010 with the aim to bring Indigenous and other Australians together.


Keith Adams is currently working as a consultant in Asset Management for local government. He is married to Heather and they have two kids, John and Mae. Keith and Heather fellowship with Nowra Church of Christ where he speaks as a part of the preaching team. Keith worked at Wongabri for three years as the Dean of Students and has returned a number of times to speak. He has a passion to see the life of Christ become a reality in the people of God and their fellowship to be much more than just a ritual.

Dates & Fees


(Limited Days only remain)

12th – 17th January 2020

Cost: (prices are for 1 week only)

Full Residential:  (Week 1 SOLD OUT)
Adult: $440
Concession(Pensioner & uni students): $352
High School: $395 (includes youth program)
Primary School: $325 (includes kids program)
Infants: $260 (includes kids program)
0-2 years: free
Family Package: (min. 2 adults & 2 children*): $1400

Non Residential: (full conference excluding accommodation & breakfast)
Adult: $210
Concession(Pensioner & uni students): $168
High School: $165 (includes youth program)
Primary School: $150 (includes kids program)
Infants: $125 (includes kids program)
o-2 years: free
Family Package: (min. 2 adults & 2 children*): $700

Individual Days:
Sunday: $30 (includes dinner)
Monday: $50 (includes lunch & dinner)
Tuesday: $50 (includes lunch & dinner)
Thursday: $50 (includes lunch & dinner)
Friday: $30 (includes lunch)

Single Session: $10 (pay at the door no registration needed)

Children = up to year 12

Kids Program

Kids aged 3 – 16yrs can sign up for our kids program. This will be a structured program that will run during our day sessions. The cost is $5 a day (this cost is included in the full residential and non residential prices)

A creche will also be available for 0-3 years


If you need help registering please click HERE for instructions

  • Week 1

  • Jan 5 – 10

    Colossians: Against the Tide
    Presented by Satish John

    It can be exhausting to have to choose between public opinion or popular trends. From Colossians we learn Godly day to day living in this world that is constantly requiring us to choose between its sinful ways and what our Father calls us to be.


    The Transformed Life
    Presented by Stewart Bogle

    Exploring the lives of four well known characters in the Scriptures, we are going to discover how the presence and power of Christ in our lives can bring transformation no matter what situation we’re facing. These examples will demonstrate what difference it makes when you allow the life of Christ to change you from the inside out and how living this way fills you with peace and hope.

  • Week 2

  • Jan 12 – 17

    Ephesians: God’s Masterpiece
    Presented by Satish John

    We tend to flood our lives with doubt and fear. Because of sin it becomes hard to see our identity in Christ as beloved sons and daughters of the almighty God. Ephesians calls us to renew our thoughts and remember who we are so that the Holy Spirit can carry out its refining work in and through us.

    Leaving Fear Behind
    Presented by Keith Adams

    Our greatest anxiety and stress can simply come from the shortfall we see in our lives of the character and right actions of God himself. We can easily turn to our own efforts to fill the gap and only add to our misery. The thing we long for is the fruit of the Spirit to be the expression of our life, the very air we breathe.


We have 3 different types of accommodation;

1. Dorm style rooms that sleep up to three or four people. Each room shares a communal bathroom

2. Dorm style rooms that sleep up to three or four people with each room having its own en-suite

3. We have a small number of units for larger families. These sleep up to five or seven people and have their own bathroom.

Afternoon Activities

Each afternoon we will provide optional activities for you and your family. (some at cost other free)

Activities will be confirmed closer to event but may include:

  • Family and team games (onsite)
  • Illawarra Fly
  • Craft – Tie Dye Camp Shirts
  • Canoe Expedition
  • And much more….


Our dining room is fully catered for by our own cook and wonderful serving staff, so you can sit back and relax.


We will have a bookshop available selling some of Major Thomas’s books along with a selection of books from Koorong.


All sessions are recorded and are available on DVD, or MP3 on a USB drive. These can be purchased during the event.

Live Locally?

If you live locally, you can register for the full ‘non-residential’ rate or register for induvial day sessions. You are all so welcome to stay with us for the week.

Senior BreakFree 2020

Christian Camp for kids in year 7 to year 12

Theme: Going into ORBIT

Teens are our future, and our camp is the best foundation for their faith and life. We aren’t shy about the fact that this is all for Jesus and we don’t apologise that the gospel’s all through camp, but whoever said the Christian life isn’t a whole lot of fun? BreakFree Senior is for any teenager who wants to either discover or deepen their faith while hanging out with their mates and meeting new friends. We have recruited the best directors, brought in the craziest ‘clowns’ and wrangle the most gifted leaders in Australia (and abroad) just for BreakFree. Senior camp is always a blast and should be a staple for the youth of the Highlands & abroad.

Don’t let your teens miss out on the party!

Dates & Fees

19-24th January 2020


Full Camp:
1st or 2nd Sibling: $400 (early bird: $320)
3rd Sibling: $300 (early bird: $240)
4th & Subsequent sibling: $200 (early bird: $136)

Days Only: (8am – 9pm)
1st or 2nd Sibling: $250 (early bird: $200)
3rd Sibling: $200 (early bird: $160)
4th & Subsequent sibling: $150 (early bird: $120)




Campers will be split into boys and girls accommodation. Sharing rooms with 2 or 3 others under the watchful eye of a camp leader. Campers will need to bring their own bedding weather that be a sleeping bag or sheets and a blanket.


Campers will enjoy delicious meals prepared by our very own cook. The following meals will be provided daily. Breakfast, Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea and Dinner.

Live Locally?

If you live locally and would like to sleep at home, no problems campers can come from 8am – 9pm each day.