South Australian Youth Camp Out (SAYCO)

SAYCO is a Uniting Church SA event held annually on the October long weekend. Based in Adelaide, the camp attracts Christian and non-Christian youth, as well as a mix of denominations. The camp caters to teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17, providing a safe place for them to have fun while growing and exploring their faith.

SAYCO’s unique environment offers a program which includes: contemporary worship, games, workshops and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities designed to grow campers’ leadership skills and relationships with each other in an environment which nurtures and encourages faith exploration.

Young People attend SAYCO as part of local church groups from across the state of South Australia. Youth camp on an oval with catering, supervision and camper care provided by each individual church group. Individual attendees are welcome to attend and are paired with an existing church group.

Our Vision

A radical generation of lifelong Christians who are fired up to serve God.

Our Mission Statement

To provide a camp of excellence to unite local youth ministries to radically transform their communities.

Our Core Values

Encouragement • Evangelism • Healthy Relationships • Justice • Prayer • Servant Leadership • The Scriptures

Our Aims

  • To provide a temporary community of faith
  • To celebrate and grow disciples and leaders
  • To provide an age appropriate activity based program
  • Provide opportunity to ask questions and explore faith


For More information, visit the Uniting Church SA SAYCO site.