YCYH Summer Camps 2022

Bookings Now Closed !!! 


After nearly 3 years of waiting, York Christian Youth Holidays (YCYH) is finally returning to Whithaugh Park in the Scottish Borders to run our annual action packed summer holiday camps for children and young people in school years 3 to 13. 
Whilst bookings have now closed, we are really looking forward to going away in just over a week. If you were unable to come this year, please check back later in 2022 to find out more about what will be happening in 2023.

Prayer Requests for YCYH Summer Camps 2022

Whilst we are away at camp this summer, we would really value your prayers. Please find below a list of things to pray for
🙂 for safe travel as we go to Scotland
🙂 for good relationships between adults
🙂 that all the young people will make friends and feel included and settled whilst away
🙂 no injuries and trips to A & E
🙂 for the young people to encounter Jesus
🙂 for the Christian faith of the adults to be nurtured
🙂 that we could create lasting, positive memories of Christian community
🙂 for the young people to become more confident about how to live as a Christian

YCYH is a Christian charity based in York whose purpose is to share the good news of Jesus with children and young people by providing summer holiday camps. YCYH will be running two camps this summer at the Rock UK Whithaugh Park residential centre in Scotland, where we have been going for over 20 years. Both camps will include a variety of different activities including swimming, sports, games, craft, songs and some talks, In addition a number of outdoor activities  will also be provided and run by staff from Rock UK.

Outdoor activities available will depend on the age of the child, but options could include: abseiling, climbing, kayaking, archery, gorge walking, mountain biking, high ropes, and other options too. For the Xcite Junior Camps, all activities are included in the holiday cost but for the Xplore Senior Camps there may be some additional costs depending on the activities chosen.

Accommodation is provided in Scandinavian style lodges on a beautiful site surrounded by forests, rivers and hills, with plenty of opportunities to explore and enjoy God’s amazing creation (as well as the chance to possibly see red squirrels!).

All accommodation, food, and travel from York are included in the holiday cost, as well as some of the additional outdoor activity costs.


So if you want to have fun, make new friends and explore the Christian faith then book your place now on this year’s YCYH summer camps (BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED – Sorry).

Xcite Junior Camp 2022

Who: For children in school years 3 to 6

When: Sunday 31 July to Thursday 4 August 2022

Cost: £170.00 *

Taskforce 2022

Who: For young people in school years 12 and 13

When: Saturday 30 July to Saturday 6 August 2022

Cost: £185.00 **

Xplore Senior Camp 2022

Who: For Young People in school years 7 to 11

When: Sunday 31 July to Saturday 6 August 2022

Cost: £220.00 *


Leaders 2022

Who: Over 18s

When: Saturday 30 July to Thursday 4 August 2022 (Xcite)

Saturday 30 July to Saturday 6 August 2022 (Xplore)

Cost: Maximum of £150.00 depending on role (Xcite) **
Maximum of £180.00 depending on role (Xplore) **

Please note:

* Sibling discounts are available on our online booking system when two or more children from the same family book on one of our camps.

* If you are on low income and  require financial support to attend one of our camps then please contact the YCYH office by email, as we have a specific fund available to support families in such circumstances.

** If you are applying for a role as a camp leader or to be on Taskforce then you will initially need to apply to join the team using the “book your place” button below, for which no initial payment is required. Once your place is approved, payment will then be required.

Information on Terms and Conditions of any booking can be found at ‘YCYH Terms and Conditions’

More information about YCYH can be found at ‘About YCYH’

For further information about our summer camps go to ‘YCYH Summer Camps’

What are YCYH Summer Camps Like? See below

What have our previous campers said about YCYH camps?

‘My week on camp was one of the most amazing weeks of my life. Go if you get the chance!’

‘You get to do activities you might otherwise not ever get to do.’

‘You get to learn about God in new ways’

‘It is the highlight of my year’

Get In Touch

YCYH Office
35 Bramley Garth
YO31 0NQ

07979 141720


Charity Number: 1186934

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