Back­pack­ers is the best thing in the whole world, bet­ter even than hot­dogs!

Back­pack­ers Chris­tian sum­mer hol­i­day event is a hit with young­sters

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

– Five-year-old Back­pack­ers first-timer

HUN­DREDS of pri­mary school aged chil­dren took part in a range of ac­tiv­i­ties at a Chris­tian hol­i­day camp in Che­sham.

From Tues­day, July 26 to Fri­day, July 29, 300 chil­dren from Che­sham were given four days of busy fun with craft, dance, drama, chal­lenges, songs and Bible teach­ing in mar­quees set up on the Thomas Hard­ing School field as part of Back­pack­ers 2016, which this year had the theme Food Glo­ri­ous Food.

Some 200 adults and teenagers helped the chil­dren look at some of the meals that Je­sus had while he was on earth.

They heard how he was happy to eat with those the so­ci­ety then dis­liked, such as tax col­lec­tors, as well as his spe­cial friends.

At the same time, 24 12 year olds were trained to lead in the young ap­pren­tice­ship stream (YApps).

Each day the teenage helpers were able to at­tend In­tentse at the end of the af­ter­noon to have their own time of teach­ing with fun in­clud­ing a wa­ter fight and a bar­be­cue.

One of the or­gan­is­ers Mar­garet Gin­gell said: “The rain mainly stayed away and the chil­dren had great fun.”

One five year old, at­tend­ing for the first time, told his mother: “Back­pack­ers is the best thing in the whole world, bet­ter even than hot­dogs!”

Back­pack­ers is or­gan­ised and sup­ported by Churches To­gether for Che­sham.

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