Whit Camp 2017 details
God willing, we shall again be camping in the Leicestershire countryside at Ratcliffe College, Ratcliffe on the Wreake.
Camping in the school grounds we have a marquee for meals and communal activities, and this is the focus of the camp. Full information and programme details will be sent following receipt and acceptance of your booking, nearer the time.
There is a variety of spiritual, sporting, craft and family activities arranged over the course of the long weekend. There will be time to explore our Camp Theme and plenty of relaxation time.
Morning and evening activities tend to be communal and the afternoons a chance to follow activities of your choice - tennis, football, swimming, Bible studies, walks, crafts etc. In addition we normally have a mix of late night singing, morning prayers, and lighter evening entertainment.
Numbers are limited to 400 so book early to avoid disappointment.
Children who attend Sunday School, CYC & YPG’s are welcome to attend.
Accommodation and catering
Bring either a tent or a caravan. Some people find local guesthouse accommodation more convenient, but you will need to book it early. All meals are provided by groups of people being rostered to prepare meals to pre-planned menus. Toilet and shower facilities are available.
Children's and Young People's activities
There is a play tent for young children’s craft activities and games. Sports organised include junior football, unihoc, volleyball and netball. There are swimming sessions in the heated indoor pool and ‘The Tuck Shop’ is always popular so bring change!
There will be a quiet (unsupervised) revision room for those with exams coming up.
And for teenagers with a lot of energy, we will be organising a 'late night in the gym' session.
Any other rules and regulations
We try to keep these to a minimum, but there are certain important things to note:
Those under 18 who are not coming with a parent, have to be "sponsored" by a suitable older person who will be at camp. If you need to be sponsored, please make sure you approach the person who is sponsoring you well in advance so that they can include you in their booking.
Parents and Sponsors, the safety and conduct of children and under 18's remain your responsibility whilst at Camp. The Committee takes issues of under-age and/or excessive drinking, and any use of banned substances at Whit Camp extremely seriously. We expect parents and/or sponsors to play an active role in accepting their responsibilities and help the Committee to address any concerns that may arise.
If you wish to sponsor someone but have already completed an online booking, please use the link provided in your booking acceptance email to make additions to your booking.
Please be aware of the dangers concerning the swimming pool, surrounding farms, main roads, public footpaths and sports facilities, all of which could pose a serious hazard. Dogs must be controlled, always on leads and kept away from food areas, and poop-scoops used.
All campers should note the out-of-bounds areas. We have a ‘No Bicycle rule’, so please leave them at home.
We cheerfully assume that, as you want to come, you will happily join in with the programme of activities and with the Christian spirit of Whit Camp. We look forward to seeing you!
The Committee takes everyone's safety seriously and for this reason we are fully insured, carry out risk assessments for the weekend and have a Safeguarding Policy which will be available at Camp and can be downloaded below.