Where: Waverley Abbey Woods
When: 25th – 28th May 2018
Who: Years 5 – 13
Cost: £80 (apply and pay by 20th April)*
What is Whitsun Camp?
Whitsun Camp 2018 is an epic, action-packed weekend away, full of legendary games and mutinous fun set deep in the forest near Waverley Abbey.
What will we be doing?
From Friday night to Monday afternoon, we have an action-packed weekend enjoying the vastness of the Waverley Abbey woods and its surrounding area playing a frenzy of games, team activities and enjoying utter madness.
What is the format?
Whitsun Camp is run by a team of trained leaders, and lads are divided into tent groups by age, with each tent having two or three leaders responsible for looking after the lads in their tent for the duration of Whitsun Camp. This provides a high leader to lad ratio (around 1:3), and creates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There is a strong sense of community on Camp, and Camp is a place where lads often make strong and lasting friendships with one another. This is reinforced by the lively meal times, where the food is always top class thanks to a brilliant cooking team.
Who is Camp for?
If your son has been to Urban Saints, or would like to start by going on Camp, then it is for him! Although Urban Saints is a Christian organisation, Camp is a place that is welcoming to lads of all faiths or none. There are daily slots on Camp aimed at exploring aspects of the Christian faith in a way that is engaging for both ‘churched’ Christians and those who have never explored the Christian faith before.
Want to bring a friend along, who is not a regular at USG? What a good idea! Mention their name (and a contact detail) to Jagat Shrestha (email@example.com / 07800 884933) and he will make sure they get all the relevant mailing and information.
How do I apply?
Follow the link to download the application form, which can be used to apply for Summer camp, Whit camp, or both at the same time. If you are applying only to Whit camp, be sure to get your application and payment in before 20th April. If you are applying for both Whit and Summer camp, to avoid the penalty fee, also get your application and payment in before 20th April.
Either fill it in digitally and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or… print it out, fill it in, and send it to:
Urban Saints Guildford,
145 Farnham Road (access via Abbotts Close),
Or… give the completed form to a member of the Harrington family on a Friday night at the USG Hall.
What is the cost?
Whitsun camp: £80 (apply and pay by 20th April)*
Both Whit and Summer Camp (combo deal): £420 (apply and pay by 20th April)*
Urban Saints Guildford strongly believes its camps should be accessible to all lads, and therefore has funds available if you would be unable to afford the full fees – if you would like to discuss this, please contact the Jagat Shrestha on 07800 884933.
We are here to help, if you have any questions – feel free to give the Whitsun Camp organisers a call, Jagat Shrestha 07800 884933 or Naomi Harrington 07516 168609.
*After these dates, late application fees apply, bringing the cost of Whitsun Camp to £100, and the cost of both Summer and Whit camp to £440.
Whitsun Camp, The BEST place to be for the May bank holiday!
Booking Conditions for Whitsun and Summer Camps 2018:1. Urban Saints Guildford reserves the right to refuse applications if they consider the applicant unsuitable. 2. Cancellations should be notified to us immediately in writing. If you cancel less than 4 weeks before the start of either camp, the full cost is payable.Lads are discouraged from coming for less than the full camp period. In exceptional circumstances partial attendance may be agreed in advance with the appropriate camp organiser – Jagat Shrestha (Whitsun Camp) or Dan Price (Summer Camp). a. Urban Saints Guildford reserves the right to withhold 30% of the full Whitsun Camp fee for cancellations relating to this residential made prior to 27th April 2018. b. Urban Saints Guildford reserves the right to withhold 30% of the full Summer Camp fee for cancellations relating to this residential made prior to 21st July 2018. 3. Lads are discouraged from coming for less than the full camp period. In exceptional circumstances partial attendance may be agreed in advance with the appropriate camp organiser – Jagat Shrestha (Whitsun Camp) or Dan Price (Summer Camp). 4. It is expected that lads will behave reasonably. Anyone who grossly or repeatedly misbehaves will be sent home. In this circumstance, collection from the campsite will be the responsibility of, and at the expense of, the parent/guardian. 5. Parents/guardians will be required to pay for deliberate damage caused by their children. 6. Alcohol is not permitted on any Urban Saints Guildford residentials. 7. You may wish to consider taking out insurance against cancellation, personal accident and theft. Damage or loss of personal property is the responsibility of lads unless loss is due to our negligence. Urban Saints is insured for public liability up to £10 million. 8. Urban Saints will treat the information given to us in total confidence (except as required by law) and store it in full accordance with the data protection act 1988. We may take videos and photographs of Camp activities, and attendance at Camp means agreement that these may appear in future Urban Saints publicity – subject to the conditions given on the combined Whitsun / Summer Camp application form. 9. In the event of either camp having to be cancelled in the four weeks prior to, or during, each of these residentials, as a result of a situation beyond our control (e.g. Foot and Mouth), a refund will be made pro rata of 50% of the fee. This recognises the fixed costs of each camp. 10. For insurance reasons, should a lad travel to either camp in his own car, he will not be permitted to use it whilst on that residential.