Calling all Barts Youth Group Members…

Deanery Summer Camp

You all know there's been a pause in our youth activities since Rev'd Steve and Jemma left us for pastures new, but we hope to get back soon to our regular programme of activities. In the meantime, I'm pleased to be able to invite you to our Deanery Summer Camp*; it will be held at the Girl Guide Centre close to the pretty village of Berwick St. James, between the A36 Wilton Road and the A303 at Winterbourne Stoke. For details of the Girl Guide Centre, click on this URL:

Youth Camp 2015 logoThe Camp, which is for boys and girls aged between 10 and 17, will run from Friday evening, 10th July 2015 to Sunday afternoon 12th July 2015. Registration will be between 4.30 and 6.00 p.m. and activities will end at 4.30 p.m. on the Sunday. There'll be a barbecue at the close, which your parents are invited to enjoy as well. You can bring your own tent but we'll have enough space for you if you don't have one.

So – what's on offer? Well, you won't be disappointed. It may be your first opportunity to camp in the open air; you'll make new friends; and there'll be a range of activities, including:

  • Lasertag ( on one of the days;
  • Camp fires;
  • Music;
  • Story telling, which will include a talk by Rev'd Alice Goodall and Dr. Elizabeth Hockney about their recent visit to Cueibet Diocese in South Sudan;
  • Group discussions;
  • A variety of games;
  • ...and we'll all go on a midnight hike.

We are asking you to contribute £25 each, which will include seven meals and the closing BBQ. We expect high demand for the eighty places available this year, so early application is advised; please contact Gerry for a form - telephone 01747 830 419. If you prefer, you can send Gerry an email from this web site - click here to open the contact form for Gerry to send the email. We'd also be pleased to hear from any mums or dads who would like to help. Just let Gerry know; it doesn't have to be for the whole weekend.

*Some of you will have been to last year's camp at Bruce Dunton's Home in Barford St. Martin. Bruce, who is still leading this year's event, has moved it to the 2.5 acre Guide Centre in order to accommodate larger numbers. The site has excellent, modern facilities so you won't be 'roughing it' too much!