Camps

At Baptist Youth, we believe there is something special about camps. Having the opportunity to spend a whole week learning from God's Word, connecting with new friends, and having A LOT of fun - there is no doubt that Camps change lives!

 

FANCY COMING TO CAMP?

Each year, we have hundreds of young people attending one of the wide variety of BY camps on offer. Whether you are 8 years old, 18 years old, or even 68 years old, you can be involved in our camp experience! Generally speaking, we have 2 types of camp. Firstly we have Childrens Camp - this is for anyone from P4-P7. Secondly, we have Youth Camps, these are for young people from Year 8 - Year 12. Please ensure you have read this entire web page (including important information and personal data information below) before downloading and completing application form.

To apply to one of our camps for you / your child, download and complete the registration form by clicking here

 

OVER 18? WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Behind every great camp is a great team of volunteers. These volunteers are from all walks of life. The one thing that unites each of our volunteers, however, is that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A rigorous process of application in line with BY’s child protection policy is undertaken for all our officers on our camps (copies of the policy are available by contacting Baptist Youth).

To apply as a camp officer, click here

 

Camp Information 2019

Childrens Camps 

Coleraine Camp

Date: 30 June - 6 July

Leaders: Mark & Jeanette Palmer

Age: 8-11

Cost: £110

Message from the Leaders…

Coleraine Camp takes place in DH Christie Memorial School. This week will contain the tried and tested mix of Bible lessons, quiet time groups and great food. With our brilliant officers you’ll get to enjoy many interesting activities around the North Coast. We hope to see you all there!

 

Kilkeel Camp

Date: 21-27 July

Leaders: Peter & Joanne Lawther, Mark & Claire Thompson

Age: 8-11

Cost: £110

Message from the Leaders…

Kilkeel camp is a wonderful opportunity to have a fun and exciting holiday on the County Down Coast. There will be fantastic food, amazing activities and brilliant Bible times. You will make many new friends and learn more about the greatest friend - Jesus Christ. Kilkeel camp 2019 will be the highlight of your year!

 

Millisle Camp

Date: 28 July - 3 August

Leaders: Ian & Kerry Courtney, Karen Cowan

Age: 8-11

Cost: £110

Message from the Leaders…

Make memories in Millisle this summer! Join us and make new friends in a fun filled week of awesome activities, terrific trips and brilliant Bible teaching - see you there!

 

Youth Camps 

Boys Soccer Camp

Date: 1-5 July

Leaders: Mark Hayes, Gareth Loney & Davy Wolfe

Age: 11-14

Cost: £120

Message from the Leaders…

The aim of Soccer camp is to help boys develop football skills and to introduce them to footballers who are Christians. Add to this some excellent outings and you have a week of endless fun. Based on the North Coast, this camp will include trips to other fun venues around the area.

 

Illuminate

Date: 21-27 July

Leaders: Stephen Rankin, Jennifer Coll, Andy McAnally & Matthew Campbell

Age: 15-18

Cost: £110

Message from the Leaders…

Illuminate is back!! We are so excited for another year of learning from God's Word, meeting new friends and making amazing memories. This year, Illuminate is moving location! For 2019 we will be heading to the sunny (hopefully) North Coast! We hope that you will join us for a week to remember!

 

Armagh Camp

Date: 28 July - 3 August

Leaders: Simon & Shirley Curry

Age: 12-15

Cost: £165

Message from the Leaders…

Come along to Armagh Camp where you can be yourself, make new friends, and have a crazy amount of fun. We’ll have lots of games, outings, bonfires, great food and adventure activities. Best of all, you can find out more about who God is, what Jesus did and what that means for your life!

 

 

Important Information

Baptist Youth have been running Camps for children and Young people for the past 30 years. Our desire is that they would leave each camp with new friends and great memories. However, our ultimate prayer is that children and young people across Ireland would respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ with a deeper knowledge of who he is and what he has done.

Programmes are planned to appeal to everyone. Swimming, day trips, outdoor/indoor games and crafts are on offer at most camps.

Baptist Youth camps are staffed by volunteers from all walks of life. The one thing that unites each of our volunteers, however, is that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A rigorous process of application in line with BY’s child protection policy is undertaken for all our officers on our camps (copies of the policy are available by contacting Baptist Youth).

Baptist Youth, as a department of the Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland, have an insurance policy which covers Employers Liability and Public Liability. The Association will arrange a travel and personal accident policy to cover those travelling outside of Northern Ireland. However, all those taking part in camps are advised to consider additional insurance for themselves.

Sometimes photographs and video taken on Baptist Youth Camps are used in publicity materials or used on the Baptist Youth Social Media account (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). If you have an objection to photographs and/or video of your child being used for such purposes, please inform the Youth Director (Matthew Campbell) in writing by 24 June 2019

 

Ages of Children attending camp should be assessed as follows;

- Summer Camps - as of 30 June 2019

All rules relating to age will be strictly observed. Camp places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Please do not send cash by post. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland.

 

Concerning Your Personal Data

We collect information solely for the organisation, risk management and safety of our church activities. Your data will be stored securely by Baptist Youth and will only be accessed by appropriate persons for the purposes set out above.

The application form will require consent regarding the relevant use of your / your child’s data. Failure to provide us with accurate personal information and the necessary consent may affect our ability to run the activities efficiently.

We do not share your information with third parties unless the law requires us to do so. You have the right to request access to/removal of your personal data that we hold. For more information about this and your rights please see a copy of our Privacy Notice on our website www.baptistsinireland.org