• BCV Internship

Base Camp in mountaineering terms, is a place where climbers set up a temporary community for shelter, preparation and planning, equipping and acclimatisation, and the start of an exciting adventure. It is a place to come alongside other climbers and adventurers who are embarking on a similar expedition. It is at Base Camp where climbers engage the skills and insights of others more experienced in what is ahead, to help guide them safely to the summit and back.

Baptist Camping Victoria’s (BCV) ‘BaseCamp’ has a similar purpose. It is a place designed for young people to come and establish a temporary community to develop, challenge, and ultimately explore their God-given futures with other like minded people. It is a place of safety, of equipping and preparation, and definitely the start of an exciting adventure.

‘BaseCamp’ is an Internship with Baptist Camping Victoria, that has partnered with GoTafe, and Whitley College, (a college of the University of Divinity). Over the course of the year the Interns will work on camp with our team, as well as study and attain a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation, and complete five of eight units towards a Diploma of Theology.

The Internship has been running since 2007 with many young people completing the program. Armed with a greater sense of self and gained qualifications, these graduate interns have gone on to successful careers in education, youth work, social work, outdoor recreation, and full-time Ministry roles in the Church.

How To Apply

The Internship includes studying the following two courses

Diploma in Theology

Whitley College

The Diploma in Theology is for people who have completed their secondary VCE  education or equivalent. Over the year the Interns will complete five units towards a Diploma in Ministry through Whitley College, a college of the University of Divinity. This is delivered as three intensives and two regular tutorial classes.

Intensive OneThe Big QuestionsBiblical Perspectives
Intensive Two 21st Century JesusThe Gospel of Luke
Intensive ThreeEvangelism Outside the Box Caring for Others and Ourselves
Semester 1Growing as Leaders (A)
Semester 2Growing as Leaders (B)

Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

GOTAFE

This course has been developed with industry assistance to provide skills and knowledge in outdoor recreation specific activity fields. The activities students will be immersed in have direct employ-ability outcomes.

Please note, you must pass a Working with Children’s Check and a National Police Check to enter into the internship.

Interns 2016

My decision to come to Camp Wilkin was largely based on a desire to learn, grow and mature in my faith and character. I look forward to having the opportunity to speak into different people’s lives as they come through the camps, as well as journeying with other interns, camp staff and Anglesea locals. This year will be as challenging and as rewarding, but I’m confident that I will come out of it knowing that I’ve just lived one of the most worthwhile years of my life.

Zachary Townend

I’m keen to grow in my maturity, character and relationship with Jesus, whilst being involved in camp activities. Experiencing living out of home and working with lots of different people. The 12 WATTS program just sounded perfect for me.

Katelin White

After coming to Camp Wilkin for a week for year 12 retreat last year, I couldn’t wait to come back and saw this as the perfect opportunity. I’m looking forward to a rewarding and challenging year to grow in myself and in Christ.

Maigen Nemes

I’ve been looking forward to doing this internship since I visited for work experience in 2012. I’m excited by the prospect of developing myself spiritually and in my leadership capabilities. I would also like to assist campers and peers in understanding who they truly are in Christ whilst enjoying and rejuvenating themselves at camp.

Mat Wright

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The Site is just 1.2 km from the Anglesea shopping centre, and a similar distance from the main surf beach; a safer beach for the younger children is 3km at Point Roadknight.

Anglesea is located 112 km from Melbourne via Geelong, and is located along the Great Ocean Road.

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