Summer Camp 2021

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Where: Studland Bay
When: 23rd-27th August 2021
Who:  School Years 5-13 (Academic Year 20/21)
Cost: £175

Summer camp this year will be an action packed residential week at a fantastic site in the Studland area of Dorset with beaches, as far as the eye can see and Poole and Bournemouth just a stone’s throw away. We will have a great time doing activities including wide games, swimming, hackey, football and much more. A week of fun with friends, whilst hearing the ‘Good News’ of the Christian faith must be the highlight of anyone’s year.

This will be our first Urban saints residential since January 2020 and as such is going to be a super event full of good memories that the lads are sure to remember for years to come. They’ll strengthen relationships with their friends and leaders and leave Camp with a better understanding of the Christian message and of our God who loves us.

Camp will cost £175 for the week but we believe our residential should be accessible to all lads and have funds available for those unable to afford the full fees. If an alternative payment schedule or contribution is required please contact Jagat Shrestha on 07800884933 or jag.shrestha@hotmail.co.uk.

How do I apply?

Follow the link for the application form. If you would like to attend, please complete an application as soon as possible to give us an idea of numbers.

FAQs

Below are a series of FAQs, which hopefully will cover any questions you may have. If you have any additional questions, please contact James Price: 07714 819206 or james.p2424@gmail.com.

Are the arrangements for Camp finalised or might they change depending on situation with Covid?

We have based our arrangements on Government rules for Youth Groups that will take effect from 19th July, as well as guidance provided by Urban Saints nationally. As well as checking what is legally permissible, we are carefully considering what is sensible in the current circumstances. We hope that our plans will not need to change, but will continually review Government guidance and the realities of the situation regarding Covid and recognise that this could mean that further changes need to be made. Any such changes will be communicated promptly.

In what circumstances would I receive a refund if Summer Camp is cancelled or if my son does not attend?

If Summer Camp is cancelled, either due to a change in Government guidance or our own decision then a full refund would be issued. We will also issue a refund if a lad is unable to attend Camp due to being required to self-isolate (or a pro-rata refund if they need to return home from Camp early). We are unable to provide a refund if you decide to withdraw your lad from Camp simply as a result of your personal decision.

What measures will Urban Saints take before and during camp to minimise the risk of infection?

A full risk assessment will be carried out regarding Summer Camp, with measures put in place to minimise the risk of infection. These may change depending on how circumstances develop in the coming weeks, but are likely to include:

  • Limiting the number of lads sleeping in any one tent to 6
  • Use of face masks in some situations (eg in minibuses)
  • Limiting the mixing between tent groups
  • Careful adherence to requirements for cleaning and sanitisation
  • Everyone attending camp will take 2 LFT tests before arriving on site

Will my son be required to take a lateral flow test (LFT) in order to attend Camp?

We expect all lads and leaders to engage in LFT testing in order to support us in running a safe Camp. We will ask all lads and leaders to take an LFT 2 days before Camp and again on the morning of Camp; lads will not be accepted onto the minibus unless a parent is able to certify that 2 tests have been performed and were negative. We may need lads to take a test on Camp, and would expect them to engage with this process.

What happens if someone tests positive for Covid during Camp?

This process will depend on the Government guidance in place at the time. Under the guidance in place currently, any individual testing positive would be required to return home to self-isolate, along with any ‘close-contacts’ – this is likely to be the other lads sharing a tent with the lad who has tested positive.

Will I have to collect my son if he needs to self-isolate?

We may need you to collect your lad in the unlikely event that they need to return home to self-isolate – therefore it is important that a parent or carer is contactable at all times and available to collect a lad in this situation.

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