CampOUT in the US was started by my partner who is a GCN (http://www.gaychristian.net) member and the event was a small group of people who were actually camping, in tents, under the stars, etc. It has now evolved into a larger group with planned activities, etc. It is predominantly attended by GCN members but as it is not an official GCN event, it is therefore open to all people that are sensitive to our cause.
A similar event could well be planned in Australia and I have been giving it very serious thought. Like CampOUT, it could be open to GCN members as well as Freedom2b[e], MCC (and Crave!), Imagine and other organisations that are sympathetic to our cause. Like at Freedom2b[e], safeguards are built in to keep people focussed on the fellowship. Like F2b, membership covers a broad spectrum of people from a variety of church backgrounds in various stages of their reconciliation, so activities are mostly focused on uplifting entertainment and networking, rather than preaching.
Gary has been receiving feedback very much along the lines of the CampOUT being a very much needed opportunity to connect, reflect and refresh. For some, it was the only contact they had with anyone from the GLBTI community. Some had found their place in the wider GLBTI community but it had been a very long time since they had been around Christians due to the hurt they had experienced in their lives.
I’d also like to ‘fly a kite’ as forestgrey says. If there is suffecient interest, I am more than happy to get involved with planning, etc.