Catalina Deaf Camp 2017 SDA Deaf Church Down Under Christian Services for the Blind and Hearing Impaired

The 2017 SDA Deaf Camp is to be held 27-30 October at the Catalina Conference Centre, Rathmines, NSW. We commence Friday evening and finish with breakfast on Monday morning. During this time we have planned a variety of activities including fellowship and sharing, worship, and indoor and outdoor activities.

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Guest Speaker

Pr Jeff Jordan "I think the church at large needs to see that there are deaf people out there, a whole people group that, for whatever reason, is overlooked. Jesus told us to reach every people group—the Deaf are one of those. We have our own culture and our own language. Who is reaching us?" -Jeff Jordan as quoted in "A Conversation with the Jordans", Adventist Review, 12 November 2014.

Jeff Jordan, a Deaf pastor from the USA, is our special guest speaker at the Deaf camp this year. Pr Jeff was born deaf from an unknown cause, and American Sign Language (ASL) is his first language.

He will be travelling with his wife, Melissa, who will interpret his presentations into spoken English. This will then be professionally interpreted into Auslan.

Pr Jeff has a B.A. in Deaf Studies, and a M.Div degree. He is an ASL instructor and the pastor of the Southern Deaf Fellowship of Seventh-day Adventists. He is also Honourary Associate Coordinator for Deaf Ministry within the office of Special Needs Ministries. In this role he serves as a global consultant, trainer, evangelist, revivalist, and speaker for/with the Deaf.

Who is this camp for?

This camp is open to:
  • Deaf
  • Hard of hearing
  • signers of Auslan, NZSL, BSL and related sign languages
  • hearing companions of the above.


Twin room at Catalina Conference Centre Twin-shared accommodation is offered, with an option to upgrade to a private single room.

The cost includes linen.


The camp cost includes all meals from Friday night to Monday breakfast. Breakfasts will be continental style, and there will be a BBQ on Sunday night. All meals will be vegetarian.


The camp will include outdoor activities, so you will need to bring walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.


The full cost, including twin-shared room and meals is $330.

If you would prefer a private single room the cost, including all meals, is $390.

You will need to complete a separate Deaf Camp Application Form, for each person attending. Full payment is required when returning the completed Deaf Camp Application Form, which must be received no later than 2 October 2017.

Payment details are given on the Deaf Camp Application Form. Your registration is only valid when payment is received in full.

Late registrations will only be accepted if accommodation is available.

Refunds will only be made for cancellations by 2 October, with a service fee of $40 applying.

Want to Stay Longer?

If three days isn't long enough, and you would like to extend your stay at the Catalina Conference Centre, please contact Catalina management by SMS 0402 460 000 or email at and tell them you are with the Deaf Camp and would like to stay longer. They will be more than happy to accommodate you.

Important - More Information

Please read our Deaf Camp Information Sheet, which contains important information on how to get to and from the Deaf Camp.


This camp is organised and operated by the Logan Reserve SDA Church, Queensland, with the full approval, cooperation and sponsorship of Christian Services for the Blind and Hearing Impaired (CSFBHI), an entity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

You must be 18 years or older.

No alcohol and no smoking on site.

The camp is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, so worship services are on Friday night-Saturday, and the Sabbath is to be respected.

Every effort will be made to adhere to the advertised program and presenters. However, due to circumstances outside our control, these are subject to change without notice.

Please note carefully the travel information in the previous section as the Deaf Camp organisers cannot take responsibility for the failure to make a connection due to transport issues.

Contact details

If you have any questions about the camp or registration please text/SMS Lindy on 0409 711 346 (outside Australia 61 409 711 346), or email, or

This website was last revised on 31 August 2017.

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