After a year of uncertainty and challenge, we are delighted to have run over 20 face-to-face Urban Saints Camps this summer.
We have run a range of residential Camps, Day Camps and some online activity this summer, providing hundreds of children, young people and families with opportunities for memory-making adventures and to explore the Christian faith.
We are so grateful to our amazing team of volunteers who have made the summer programme possible, and to all those who prayed faithfully and supported behind the scenes. This is a truly incredible achievement for which we give thanks to God. And it's an achievement we want to celebrate together. We're currently planning a few ways to celebrate and remember this extraordinary adventure.
For now, we'll share this quote from one parent after one of this summer's Camps:
'You and all the volunteers are amazing. My son has grown in confidence, has a new campfire song involving a moose and juice. He knows the value of a soft bed. He was very keen to tell us that being a Christian is not about the RULES, but friendship with Jesus. He wants to return next year as a leader (I told him it may be a few more years till he can be a leader!). Your roast potatoes are amazing and “mum, why can’t we have maple syrup on our porridge every day?' - Parent of 8-year-old boy
(First published on 4th August 2021)
We wanted you to share in the joy of the return to face-to-face Camps this summer and are thrilled to share with you two video reports direct from the frontline, giving you a taster of the early weeks of the summer Camps.
What’s Happened, When and Where
Read on to find out a bit more about what's been happening over the summer...
This will be my first time on Camp and I’m really looking forward to meeting new friends, playing with them and doing all the super fun activities.
Max, age 10
Paul Windo reports from M+M Camp at the Frontier Centre in late July:
“It’s so brilliant because there was a point in this year where we really didn’t think we would be on a site with a Camp taking place with young people enjoying themselves…"
I can’t wait to go to Westbrook camp this summer! I am especially looking forward to the outdoor swimming pool, seeing all my friends, taking part in the fun activities and worshipping God!
Sophie, age 13
Gabbie, a Leader at Westbrook Mini, chats to Hannah, 16, about how it feels to be back serving at Westbrook at the start of August.
Nefyn Camps are On Tour in England, and have found a new home in Wrightington this year...
Down at Studland, the children who had been staying during the first Family Camp wanted to thank all the Volunteers...
Thank you for praying for all the Camps. We are so grateful to God for His provision and protection, including many specific answered prayers . Let’s pray for an abundance of spiritual fruit as children and young people head back to school having experienced the joy and life-changing opportunities of Camps this summer.