More about YCYH Camps 2022

What is Xcite Camp?

Our Xcite camp is designed for children in school years 3 to 6, and aimed at those who want to have fun and learn about Jesus in creative ways.

During the camp, children will have chance to hear about the good news of Jesus and get involved in activities such as swimming, playing games, making crafts and singing. Children will also have the opportunity to participate in outdoor pursuits which are run by Rock UK staff.

The camp is five days long and tailor-made for children.

What is Xplore Camp?

Our Xplore camp is specifically designed for young people in school years 7 to 11.

The camps are action-packed, Jesus-centred and full of fun. You will spend time with your friends in your lodge, eat in big marquees and take part in outdoor activities including rock climbing, zip wire and raft building. Each morning you will learn a little bit more about Jesus and each evening you will get to celebrate and explore who Jesus is with meetings, worship, question times, and discussion groups.

The camp is six days long, designed for young people.

What is Taskforce?

Taskforce is a training and mentoring programme aimed to encourage, equip and enable Christian young people ages 17-19, in School Years 12 & 13 (or equivalent) for Christian service and leadership.

Those who are aged 19 have the option to spend another year in Taskforce or to take on new responsibilities as a YCYH leader. Taskforce plays a key part within YCYH, as they support our various leadership teams in the Whithaugh holidays, Regenerate events, as well as receiving a separate teaching program.

We are looking for young people who want to:

DESIRE to know God more and make Him known, and who wish to:-
DEEPEN their relationship with Jesus
DISCOVER their gifts and ways to serve God
DEVELOP leadership responsibilities within Christian ministry
DISCIPLE others to know God
DISPLAY the capacity to work as part of a team under leadership and supervision

The roles and responsibilities are normally defined as below, although certain exceptions are made for young people who are too old, but yet are not quite ready for full leadership responsibilities. This is just a general overview, and will depend on gifts and experience.

Junior Taskforce– (School Year 12)
• Serving and supporting leaders
• Training – Discussion group, praying, discipleship

Senior Taskforce– (School Year 13 +)
• Serving & supporting leaders
• Being mentored by senior leaders for leadership roles
• Responsibilities (e.g. PA/technical, worship, admin, drama, leading services etc)
• Training – Bible study groups, child protection

The camp is seven days long and tailor-made for young people.

We would love to hear from any young person who has a strong faith in Jesus, and wishes to share their faith with other young people.

Before they can take part in our holidays and events, everyone is required to complete a Taskforce Application Form. Also, because the work in Taskforce involves unsupervised contact with children and young people, all those applying must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

What does being a leader involve?

Without leaders volunteering to be part of the team, our YCYH camps just wouldn’t happen. Each year we require at least 40 or more leaders to help run the camps. We are always extremely grateful for those dedicated people who serve and help run our camps.

To be a leader you need to be Christian aged over 18 and someone who has a passion to serve God by by caring and looking after the children and young people attending the camps.

To help keep costs down for campers attending our camps all leaders do have to pay to attend, with costs covering the accommodation, food and travel costs involved in running the camps.

On both camps there are a number of different roles, which are all equally important, and include catering for all those attending the camps, leading a lodge of children or young people, providing pastoral support the leader team, being part of the core team running the camp, or praying for us all before, during and after the camps.

To become a leader on one of our holidays and events, all potential leaders are required to complete an application form and provide references from their church leaders. Also because the work involves unsupervised contact with children and young people, all those applying must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before they can be involved.

If you are interested in the role but would like to know more then please do contact us and we would be delighted to speak to you.