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All you need to know about Arura

(and were too afraid to ask!)

About Arura

Arura is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning “gathering at camp”. Arura is an initiative of Rallies NI, a church-based youth organisation with four main aims – the spiritual, physical, social and educational development of every young person. It is a week-long camp for young people from across Northern Ireland and further afield which provides an opportunity for young people to get together and enjoy a great holiday in a Christian atmosphere.


The first ever Rally Arura was held in Australia in 1978. Northern Ireland hosted its first Arura in 1984 – so that makes this the ninth Arura to be held here. The last Arura was in 2014 in Bushmills, County Antrim, when over 200 young people enjoyed a week full of activities – including coasteering, deep sea fishing, graffiti workshops, survival courses, beach cleaning, quidditch, and finishing off with a huge UV party on the last night!

Leaders and Support Workers

Rally Arura operates with an extensive team of adult leaders and support workers who join us for the week. For more information, go to the section on volunteering.