Our holidays have a fun, friendly atmosphere, giving every young person the chance to explore the Christian faith and have an unforgettable holiday.

The holidays are led by a core leadership team of men and women overseen by Rev’d Anthony Bewes. A large number of additional volunteer leaders support them, providing one leader for every two or three teenagers on each holiday.

In 2023, our senior holidays will take place at Forres Sandle Manor School in the New Forest and The Poplars, near the Malvern Hills.

2023 dates

SENIOR HOLIDAYS

Weeks 1A & 1B: Sun 9th – Sat 15th July
Week 2: Sun 16th – Sat 22nd July
Week 3: Sun 23rd – Sat 29th July
Week 4: Sun 30th July – Sat 5th August

Cost: £425 (bursaries are available)

Location: Week 1B will take place at The Polars. All other weeks will take place at Forres Sandle Manor.

PLEASE NOTE: To avoid disruption to groups and activities, we are unable to accept bookings for only part of a holiday. Applications are accepted for only one of these holidays and early booking is advisable. 

Enjoy

The inclusive, friendly atmosphere of our holidays makes it an ideal place to make good friends – for many this is what brings them back year after year.

Experience

From high-octane to super relaxed activities; for the sporty, the arty, the musical – there’s something for everyone!

Explore

Whether exploring Christianity for the first time, or coming to deepen existing faith, together we consider Christianity and its relevance today through…

• Short talks from the Bible morning and evening
• Evening discussion groups
• Optional lunchtime seminars
• Time and space to ask questions informally

Activities

Each day is packed full of activities catering for a wide variety of interests.  Mornings are usually spent on-site making the most of the excellent facilities.  Afternoons are often spent further afield. 

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Beach Trips
  • Board Games
  • Combat Archery
  • Cookery
  • Country Houses
  • Crabbing
  • Cricket
  • Croquet
  • Dodgeball
  • Donutting
  • Football
  • Footgolf
  • Golf
  • High Ropes Course
  • Karaoke
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Padder
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Paintballing
  • Pop Lacrosse
  • Power Boating
  • Rambles
  • Real Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Sketching 
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Velodrome
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpark
  • Wide Games
  • Windsurfing

Programme

Whilst each day on our holidays 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 Evening fun

9.45 Group Discussion

10.00 Wind-down & Bed

Food

The food is always a highlight of camp and is provided by our own team of volunteer cooks. There is healthy, home-made food in plentiful supply! We are able to cater for different dietary needs by prior arrangement.