The Camporee involves young people aged between 10 and 15 from nine local missions across the country.
With the theme ‘Chosen to Serve’, the Pathfinder Camporee aims to instill knowledge about God in the young leaders.
SDA communications director, Jacqueline Wari, said the camp aims to raise young people to become future leaders of the church and help build God’s kingdom on this earth.
“It’s all about the young people. The world is changing and if we raise kids in a Godly manner, they will grow up and become good citizens of the country.
“The young people are the future leaders so we must raise them well.”
She said most of the kids at the camp are new to Port Moresby and such an event was a bonus to mingle and make new friends.
The Camporee started on Sunday, January 7, and will end on Jan 13, 2018.
More than 500 volunteers were also involved in ensuring a smooth running of the event.
The Camporee is always held after every five years.
The previous one hosted was in Western Highlands in 2013.