More than 125 balaks, balikas, kishores and kishoris attended the two Towards Better Living Camps at Sydney and Perth, held from 5-8 January and 14-16 January 1999. It was the first time such a camp had been organised in Australia. During the camps, there were lectures and presentations on Vegetarianism, Study Techniques, India's Contribution to the World, Peer Pressure, Matru Devo Bhava, Prayer - The Greatest Force of Mankind, Need for Guru, Inspiring Stories from India, Life of Lord Swaminarayan, Pramukh Swami Maharaj - Life, Message and Mission, Our Greatest Hero and A Day in the Life of a Sadhu. Also, many recreational activities were arranged during the camps. At the end competitions wee held to recap the messages of the camps and prizes were awarded. Before departing, many of the children and teenagers undertook vows to bow down to parents daily, learn Gujarati, perform puja daily, to attend the weekly assemblies, to study regularly and to refrain from meat eating. Overall, the camps were informative, interesting, entertaining and a great success.