Ethos

 

 

Lymington Rushmore has provided activity holidays for young people since the 1940s. The work was originally part of the Scripture Union, responsible for its work in Independent Schools. Through our holidays and the year-round work in Independent schools we aim to encourage Christian character and values and develop leadership potential in young people.

 

Our holidays are a great place to

 

Experience a wide range of activities

 

Enjoy a great network of friends

 

Explore the Christian faith

 

The days are packed full of activities, but there’s also plenty of time to relax and unwind. Friendships made on our holidays are a lasting legacy for many, continuing long after the nine days of camp.

 

Alongside the activities and the friendships there’s the chance to explore the Christian faith.  We do that as we gather each morning and evening for an informal meeting which includes a short talk, a prayer and some singing. Talks in the first half of the week explore central themes of the Christian faith looking at questions like ‘Who is Jesus?, Why did he die? Did he rise from the dead?’ Talks in the second half of the week then explore the implications of those things for life in the modern world. Whether that kind of thing is familiar or new, this side of the holidays is a highlight for many.

 

Everyone on camp is part of a small group with two or three leaders responsible for looking after them. For a few minutes each evening the Leaders guide a group discussion considering a short passage from the Bible.  These small groups help ensure a warm and welcoming atmosphere, in which every individual is cared for and valued.

 

No surprise then that many come back year after year during their time at school. And even leaving school doesn’t mean leaving Lymington Rushmore!  School leavers and undergraduates are invited to return as Assistant Leaders. They help out with the practical running of camp and have their own tailor-made programme. We hope this will help to develop their leadership gifts and prepare them for life and service of others.

 

 

 

Programme - Senior Holidays

Whilst every day on Senior camp is different a typical day might look something like this:

8.45     Breakfast

10.00   Morning Meeting

10.30   Activities

12.45    Lunch

1.30     Afternoon Activities

4.45     Tea

7.15      Supper

8.30     Evening Meeting

9.15      Cafe Nuit (in house entertainment!)

9.45     Group Discussion

10.00   Wind-down & Bed

 

 

Programme – Junior Holidays

A day on Junior camp might look something like this:

8.45      Breakfast

9.40      Morning Meeting

10.00    Activities

1.00       Lunch

2.00      Afternoon Activities

4.00      Tea

5.15        Swim

6.00      Supper

8.00      Evening Meeting

8.30      Evening Entertainments

8.45       Wind-down & Bed