Youth Camp 2023
We've provided all the information you'll need to know about the camp here. We will update this page frequently to keep you up to date, so please check back regularly.
What is the camp all about?
We believe that every young person is unique, valuable and loved by God. Being young comes with its challenges, but with the right mindset, each young person can overcome these and fulfil their full potential.
As Christians, we believe that the Bible provides us with all the wisdom we need to equip our young people. Our camp teachers and facilitators will use this wisdom to help each young person to:
Develop leadership and team skills
Build healthy friendships
Discover and maximise their gifts, talents and abilities
Think about and prepare for bright and fulfilling futures
When and where is the camp?
Wednesday 26th - Sunday 30th July 2023.
We'll be hosted by Kingswood - a residential and outdoor activity centre - at Dearne Valley, Denaby Main, Doncaster DN12 4EA. For more information about the site, follow this link to their website.
How much does the camp cost?
The fee, per camper, is £160.
A reduced fee, of £145 per camper, will be payable for each Camper aged 17 and under, where there are two or more Campers in a household.
The subsidised fee includes food, accommodation, activities and resources. In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to provide some financial support if a camper wishes to attend and is unable to meet the full cost. Please contact one of the youth leaders (details below) to discuss this in full confidence.
How and when should I pay?
The full balance of the camp fee is due no later than 30 June. You can choose to pay in instalments or in whole up until this date.
You can find out how to make your payment at this link.
Please note that payments for the camp are entirely non-refundable. For this reason, please confirm your availability and attendance to the camp prior to making payments.
If you have any queries about payment, please contact one of the youth leaders (details below).
Which activities will campers be doing?
As well as general teaching sessions, we'll have some more interactive sessions.
We know that adulthood isn't far away, so we'll be offering practical workshops on:
Education and career planning
Financial planning and budgeting
Relationships (for our older campers)
And now for the fun stuff...
Fireside socials with toasted marshmallows
Music, poetry and drama
*This is an indication of the type of activities campers will be taking part in, but they are subject to change
Is there an age limit for campers?
Yes. Campers must be aged between 12 and 35 years at the time of the camp. We are unable to admit campers outside of this age range.
What are the travel arrangements?
We will be travelling by coach and car from our hubs in London, Tipton, Sheffield and Leeds.
Departure from the hubs will be early morning, while return will be in the evening. We will provide exact timings and locations in due course.
Please ensure that you make travel arrangements for your child to and from our centres. For younger campers, please ensure that a parent or guardian drops them off and collects them from our centres.
Who can I contact about the camp?
If you would like to discuss general aspects of the camp or youth ministry, please contact:
Precious Hippolyte, Youth Leader - 07903 104 385
Bukky Balogun, Youth Leader - 0788 212 6700
Please avoid contacting the camp venue directly, as the youth leaders will be better placed to assist you.
If you would like to discuss your child’s health or wellbeing needs, please contact our health and wellbeing team:
Registered nurse, Temi Balogun - 07415 703 804
Registered pharmacist, Bukky Balogun - 0788 212 6700
What are the rules on mobile phones?
Campers will have minimal use of their mobile phones during the camp. Mobile phones will not be allowed during the sessions, but campers will be free to use them during break times. Please bear in mind that due to the camp's rural location, mobile signal may be patchy. If you wish to contact your child urgently, feel free to call one of the youth leaders.
What will campers need to pack?
This kit list is not exhaustive but does cover the essentials for the duration of the camp
We would ask that you limit your luggage to ONE travel bag OR hand luggage case per participant
We would also ask that each child be sent with their own bag, and NOT be packed jointly with a sibling as they may not be staying in the same room
Items which MUST be brought to the camp
CMFI hymn book (visiting participants will be provided with one)
Toothbrush + toothpaste
Shower gel/ soap
Hair brush/ comb
Refillable water bottle (labelled with name)
Waterproof trainers/ walking shoes
Clothing for sports
Leisure clothing (sufficient for 5 days)
Underwear (sufficient for 5 days)
Items which campers may find useful during your stay
Feminine sanitary products (as required)
Bed linen (optional, as bed linen WILL be provided by the venue)
Wash cloth/ flannel
Flip flops & dressing robe (To be worn when moving from shower block to dormitories)
Pocket money (not necessary but may wish to purchase snacks etc. from the tuck shop, although these will be provided as part of the camp)
Headscarves/ hair coverings (females may wish to cover their hair during outdoor activities due to the rural environment)
NB: Kingswood and CMFI UK will not accept any liability for the loss, damage or theft of personal items. For this reason we advise that you refrain from bringing expensive or valuable items such as electronic devices or jewellery.
I am not a member of CMFI UK. Can my child still attend the camp?
Yes! Our invitation for the camp is warmly extended to our friends and family, old and new.