Bani Adam has successfully held the first ever large scale Muslim Male youth camp in Canterbury. Previously, canterburians would have to travel to Dunedin or Auckland to attend a similar camp. It was an important milestone, as it signified the recovery of Christchurch post March, and the importance of youth in the future of Aotearoa.
This 4 day camp was held at YMCA Wainui. Attendees were able to experience instructor-led activities such as archery, kayaking and a giant swing, as well as original challenges such as Deenquest (amazing-race style treasure hunt) and creative skits. We also got a visit from All Black Ofa Tu’ungafasi.
More than 53 young men attended and formed a strong bonds with each other and the youth leaders. All attendees were asked to rate their experience which averaged 4.8/5.
The camp attracted several attendees from outside Christchurch, which was a highlight for many, who had not met Muslim youth from other NZ cities.
Check out some pictures below!