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Empowering youth to be the best they can be

There are 33,000 young people in North Queensland; many facing incredible challenges. National statistics show that 10 young Aussies commit suicide every week, 1 in 4 suffer from depression and 48% of girls try extreme weight loss methods.

Our vision is to empower youth to live a life of purpose.

We engage youth through camps, high school seminars, and local and overseas service projects. Each initiative aims to provide a positive, safe environment where young people feel valued, motivated, and empowered to be the best they can be while serving the needs of others. YWAM Townsville works in partnership with schools, social clubs, youth organisations, and governing bodies.

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Dynamic missions trips designed for youth and young adults

YWAM Youth Adventures offers incredible short-term opportunities for teams and individuals to come together to be challenged, connect with their world, grow in cross-cultural understanding, and serve courageously. An initial hands-on training phase preps teams to be immersed in diverse communities in North Queensland and Papua New Guinea.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][mk_padding_divider size=”40″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”5615″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text responsive_align=”center”]

Training

You won’t go unprepared. Our experienced youth workers will work with you to equip you with tools to express yourselves across cultures. Not only will you get practical techniques to prepare yourselves, our hands-on training will prepare you mentally and practically for the adventure that lies ahead!

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Outreach

Our trained staff takes care of all the details—food, housing, transportation, activity and project planning, translation, and supplies so you can focus on experiencing the culture you’re immersed in. Check out our dates and outreach locations below.

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Palm Island, North Queensland Yarrabah, North Queensland Townsville, North Queensland Village in Papua New Guinea Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
March 31 – April 11, 2015
April 7 – 18, 2015
April 14 – 25, 2015
June 23 – July 4, 2015
June 30 – July 11, 2015
July 7 – 18, 2015
September 15 – 26, 2015
September 22 – October 3, 2015
September 29 – October 10, 2015
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Interactive and motivating seminars designed to equip students to handle challenges in life.

Seminars are a great way to educate, empower, and impact young people. We offer two types of seminars; full day Auslife seminars and Try Time! seminars run in partnership with the North Queensland Cowboys.

The seminars are interactive and fast paced and have a great reputation for engaging students in a compelling way. The seminars are focused on strengthening values and relationships and equipping youth to handle the challenges they may face in life.

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Full-day seminars

Goals and Values

Relationships

Self Esteem

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1-hour seminars

Prevent Substances (Alcohol)

Prevent Substances (Drugs)

Active Lifestyle (Engaging in Life)

Active Lifestyle (Self Esteem and Body Image)

Healthy Eating (Food and Obesity)

Goal Setting (Values)

Social Media (Internet)

Social Media (Communication)

I Want to Live (Generosity and Impacting your Community)

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Moments youth will never forget

Youth camps are full of action. Whether they are overnight adventures or a full week of excitement, these camps provide young people with a chance to get out of their natural element and participate in activities they may not have experienced before. YWAM’s youth camps open up doors for rapid personal growth and copious amounts of fun!

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5 Day Escape

5 Day Escape is all about the big and the extreme! We invite the youth of North Queensland to join us on a double decker bus as we drive down to the Gold Coast for five days of surfing, theme parks, huge dance parties, shopping, and heaps more. The night time programs during the camp includes local bands, hip hop dancing, talent shows, and talk spots. Aimed at character development, the talk spots focus on topics relevant to young people and are an effective way for YWAM staff to encourage and mentor youth across the region.

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Deeper Camp

Deeper Camp runs during the April school holidays and focuses on equipping young people with important life skills. Whether trekking down to Toowoomba to attend a city-wide music festival or out to the Atherton Tablelands Lakes for water skiing and late night canoeing, each year always looks different. “Deeper” takes young people on an adventure of self-discovery, by creating opportunity for them to learn about the Christian faith, connecting with them in meaningful ways and equipping them to handle life’s challenges.

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A safe place and positive environment for youth

Youth Street provides a positive, safe environment for youth to grow in skills, receive one on one mentoring from passionate young people, and develop positive values that equip them for life.

Every Saturday, local Townsville youth are invited to the Townsville City Campus to make new friends, have some fun, and do something they’re passionate about. Youth have the option of joining the Skate, Dance, or Music team.

Time: Saturdays 2-5pm, followed by Youth Street Live, 5-7pm

Age: 12 – 17 years old

Location: YWAM Townsville City Campus, 215 Walker Street (entry via Wills St car park)

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