Summer Holidays

  

 

Dates

In 2017 we will be running two Junior holidays, at our new home of Winchester House School in Northamptonshire, a beautiful old manor house with lovely grounds.

Junior A - 14th to 21st July 2017

Junior B - 22nd to 29th July 2017

Junior Holidays are for those who are currently (as at September 2016) in School Years 6-8.

Please note that these dates are slightly different from those advertised in our 2017 brochure.

Cost

The holiday costs £445 which includes full board and all activities (but does not include the cost of travel to and from the holiday). If the cost would prevent you from coming, please do contact us regarding a bursary. To avoid disruption to groups and activities, we are unable to accept bookings for only part of the holiday.

People

Between 40 and 70 young people come on each of the holidays drawn from a variety of Independent Schools in London with which we have links. Please enquire to find out if we have links with a particular school.

There are lots of newcomers on every holiday and we work hard to provide a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. Each person is part of a small group of boys or girls with two or three Leaders assigned to look after them. Activities are often done together with those in the same small group.

The holiday leaders are a large team of volunteers including many school teachers and undergraduates.

Location

Winchester House is a beautiful prep school situated in Brackley, Northamptonshire. The school has excellent accommodation and sports facilities, you can see more details of the school and its facilities here.

Activities

Each day is packed full of activities catering for a wide variety of interests.

Activities include

Archery | Arts & Crafts | Badminton | Chess | Cookery | Cricket | Croquet | Dodge-Ball | Drama Workshop | Four-Square | Football | Golf Lessons | High Ropes | Hockey | Horse Riding | Kayaking | Lacrosse | Music | Off-road Cycling | Photography | Pitch & Putt | Pop Lacrosse Putting | Sailing Sofa-surfing | Shooting | Short Tennis | Sketching | Slip & Sliding | Squash | Swimming | Table Tennis | Tennis | Touch Rugby | Trampolining | Ultimate Frisbee | Volleyball | Walking | Water-Skiing | White-water Tubing | Wide Games | 4x4

Programme

Whilst every day is different on camp, here is what a typical day might look like:

8.45      Breakfast

9.40      Morning Meeting

10.00    Activities

1.00      Lunch

2.00      Afternoon Activities

4.00      Tea

5.15      Swim

6.00      Supper

8.00      Evening Meeting

8.30      Evening Entertainment

9.00      Wind-down & Bed

At each meeting, there is a short talk exploring some aspect of the Christian faith and its relevance to everyday life. Whatever their religious backgrounds or beliefs, people find these engaging and thought provoking and appreciate the Christian ethos which undergirds the holidays.

Food

The food is always a highlight and there is healthy, tasty food in plentiful supply! We are able to cater for different dietary needs by prior arrangement.