eXp '19 Summer Camp at Benmore Outdoor Activity Centre saw appoximately 50 high school aged young people and 30 adult leaders participate in a themed week 'Facing Your Giants' which consisited of many outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, high ropes, caving, gorge walking, walled garden tidy, sports & dance, , indoor workshops such as Music, Drama and Art, Heart Start Training and indoor curling with Elderly Befrienders. The mornings began with an information and games 'Club House' and the day ended with our ever popluar evening 'Club House' with lively worship lead by Gordon Whyte and the House Band and an insightful challenge from our speaker this year, Mr. Paul Pitcher. Paul combined his life experience as a dad, as an Aerospace Engineer, as a professional climber and a Christian to challenge us in the daily Giants we face in making life decisons as believers in Jesus Christ.
We are going through many staff changes with eXp as the founder and Team Leader for eXp, Rev. Paul Beautyman felt God calling him to move on to other life adventures. Connor Barclay was called to take a job as a fulltime Youth Worker in Kelso at the same time. At the moment, Susan Whyte interviewed and was offered the job as Interim Team Lead for the next 6 months and Robert Dallow interviewed and has been hired in a part time post of Youth Worker helping with Primary Schools, Dunoon Grammar School Clubs and our Friday Night Clubs.
Most of the term time activities are up and running now that the school term is well underway.
We are still in need of regular and occasional volunteers for the Friday Night Club. If interested please do be in touch and we can discuss our needs and what we can offer you as well as what we would expect from you, then you can make an informed decision as to weather this could be the time you are willing to invest as a volunteer with eXp.
The Friday Night Club and Term Time Activities continue and have allowed us to have consistant involvement with our young people outside of events.
There are photos from events and clubs on the eXp Facebook Page regularly. Please have a look!