Super Summer Slam is back from January 14 to 18, promising to provide plenty of free fun and activities for the whole family.
Running for about 15 years, Super Summer Slam, held at the Bathurst Showground, is run by the Bathurst Baptist, Bathurst Evangelical and Bathurst Presbyterian Churches.
There is also a small team of volunteers from various churches across New South Wales that travel to Bathurst to assist during the event.
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Bathurst Presbyterian Church pastor Tristan Merkel said Super Summer Slam is event where anyone can hear the good news about Jesus.
“We find the words of Jesus quite compelling, so we want to give kids and families a chance to consider Jesus for themselves,” he said.
“We want people to have a chance to consider who Jesus is. Was he really God’s son? Could he be relevant today? We reckon those are intriguing questions.”
There are three different programs: Rugrats, for pre-school age children, Triple S, for primary school children, and Switch, for high schoolers and teenagers.
We want to give kids and families a chance to consider Jesus for themselves.Bathurst Presbyterian Church pastor Tristan Merkel
Rugrats, which runs from 9am to 10.45am, allows children to enjoy supervised play, craft, songs and stories from the Bible. Parents, who must remain onsite, will be able to join in or relax over morning tea, whilst kids enjoy making new friends.
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Kids will enjoy games, drama, songs, craft and lessons at Triple S, with the primary school program running from 9am to midday.
Teenagers will get to chill out, enjoy snacks, games, challenges, talks and discussions at Switch, which also runs from 9am to midday.
Switch includes the Dam Day on Wednesday – 9am start at the Bathurst Showground, followed by watersports, games and a hang-out at Ben Chifley Dam from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Teenagers who attend are reminded to bring swimmers and a packed lunch and a permission note is required.
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Family Friday will conclude Super Summer Slam, with a free barbecue and concert at the Bathurst Showground from 5pm.
There is also Saturday event for Switch from 6pm to 8.30pm, with a free barbecue, live music and a talk.
Registration for Super Summer Slam can be taken online at supersummerslam.com.au or any morning of the week.