BATHURST Showground was a hive of activity last week as the annual Super Summer Slam (Triple S) youth event was held for the 15th year in a row.
The event saw almost 200 children flock to the showground each day, concluding with a free barbecue and concert on Friday night.
Triple S featured three age groups – Rug Rats, Triple S and Switch, for pre-school age children, primary school children and high school children respectively.
Triple S program leader Adam Davies said Rug Rats enjoyed free play, Bible stories and sung some songs.
“Primary kids participated in lessons from the Bible and memorised verses, with Triple S featuring a big concert and some drama as well,” Mr Davies said.
“After morning tea, there was more lessons, craft related to the lesson and song preparation for Friday.
“For high school kids, it was a general hangout, which featured discussion groups and challenges.”
On Wednesday, the Switch group went out to Ben Chifley Dam and enjoyed a variety of water activities.
A team of 55 volunteers came from Sydney to help run the week, alongside another 20 volunteers from Bathurst churches.
Mr Davies, like many other volunteers, took time off work to come to Bathurst to help with Triple S, saying it was worth it.
“The churches in Bathurst wanted to serve and reach out to the local community and it’s great that we can come and be generous with our time,” he said.