YOUNG people attending the Fiji Scripture Union's annual camp have been encouraged to build a closer relationship with God.
Camp chairman Romulo Nayacalevu said the event at Ballantine Memorial School this week was also a time to encourage the students' personal walk with God through dynamic word-sharing, fellowship and interaction with one another.
"It encourages the youths to spend time reading and understanding the Bible as the word of God and seeking God more through prayers, worship and service," Mr Nayacalevu said.
"The camp also develops the students' leadership skills by encouraging them to make wise, smart and responsible decisions about their life."
Mr Nayacalevu said the camp would ensure young men and women cultivated mutual respect for each other.
"There are more than 200 youths participating this year and they've come from as far as the north and the Western Division," said Mr Nayacalevu.