What are the Camping Villages and how do they work?
There are three villages at Unite and each Company/group will be allocated a village before arrival. The villages allow for Companies/groups of any size to socialise with one another and develop a sense of community for the weekend. At Unite each village is in competition with one another for the weekend so it is key that everyone gets involved!
Where will they be located?
Villages will be marked out on the campsite. The villages will be designated by colour (red, yellow or blue), so you we encourage groups to bring clothing, flags, crafts and extras of that colour to get your village standing out. We want to see which village can decorate their village best!
Throughout the weekend, there will be games and competitions in and between all three villages, with some fantastic prizes to win. So make sure you all join in and help your village become the winning one at this year’s Unite!
Who’s in charge?
Each village has two camp village leaders. The role of the camp village leaders is to make sure the guests are all having a great time and making the most of the activities on offer. They are the first port of call for anyone who needs some help or fancies a chat. They’re also there to have fun too!
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find out more about the village leaders!
How are village points won?
Each morning there will be a village check-in with the Village Leaders (two young people who help run your village) and each person who attends will gain 10 points for their village. Also particular events throughout the weekend will give points to participants and those who win a competition. More information will be shared at the event!
What is the role of Company/group leaders at the event?
If you are a leader bringing young people to the event there is plenty for you to do. Your first main role is to get involved and enjoy the weekend, as there will be leader events on as well as the wider programme. You will camp with your Company/group in your village and although events on during the weekend are run and supervised by the Unite team, there is still a responsibility on each leader to oversee their young people.
More village leaders for 2018 will be added soon!
Blue village – Dan Charles
What is your nickname? Dan.
What Company/group are you from? 3rd Gateshead.
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2018? Experiencing what Unite is all about, as well as meeting and helping new people from all over the UK.
If you could hang out with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Stephen Hawking: I’ve always had an interest in space and wanted to know more about it. I’d be able to sit down with him and ask loads of questions about the universe and space, how big it is and what other life there could be out there.
Blue village – Sam Lindridge
What is your nickname? Mitch (Michelin Man).
What Company/group are you from? 3rd Gateshead.
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2018? Getting involved in massive games and events.
If you could hang out with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Frankie Boyle, what a laugh that would be.
Red village – Ethan Monk
What is your nickname? Here are some of my favourites: Squeaks, Boywonder or Monkey.
What Company/group are you from? 21st Northampton (whoop!).
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2018? Being a village leader, I think it’s going to add more fun for me.
If you could hang out with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Ivan Moody as he is the lead singer of my favourite band.
Red village – Hayley Flint
What is your nickname? Little H, H, H-bomb.
What Company/group are you from? 4th Lincoln… small but fierce!
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2018? Being a village leader and seeing everyone again… and winning!
If you could hang out with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? My granddad, he was kind and patient.
Yellow village – Alexie Neville
What is your nickname? Lexi.
What Company/group are you from? Project B / The Brigades @ Starbeck.
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2018? Winning again! But also the exciting games, socialising and seeing old and new faces.
If you could hang out with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? I would hang out with the Queen because then I would get to know if she is down with the kids or if she trumps and what her favourite food is etc.
Yellow village – Connor Ruse
What is your nickname? Connor.
What Company/group are you from? 1st Plymouth.
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2018? I am looking forward to seeing BB members from across the country and hopefully my fourth win!
If you could hang out with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Doctor Who as he time travels, so it would be more than a day and I could time travel with him in what would be a day.
Countdown to Unite:
21st May 2018
At Unite this year each village will have two members of the Pastoral Team who will act as Village Pastoral Leaders. They will be available throughout the weekend if you need someone to chat to or have any faith-related questions. They are as follows: Blue village: Emma Legg and Gareth Hillier Red village: Scott Moles […]