Wow, what a weekend!
This article is taken from the Summer 2015 issue of The Boys’ Brigade Gazette.
From 29th to 31st May, 250 young people and leaders met together at Felden Lodge for the first ever Unite camp. The event was advertised as a ‘camp with a difference’ and it really did live up to the expectation. It was a unique opportunity for young people and leaders from across the England Region to meet, explore their faith and enjoy a range of activities together.
Like on any camp, there were early mornings and late nights. From Bush tucker trials, inflatables, archery, wide games, quizzes, water games, mocktail masterclass, human hungry hippos and films, there was plenty to do for everyone. Leaders enjoyed some excellent workshops on Company development, music ideas for the non-musical, ideas for working with under and over 11s and even an afternoon tea!
Campers were grouped into ‘villages’ based on the Unite logo; red, blue and yellow. Over the weekend the villages competed against each other in a range of activities to win the sought after ‘Best village’ trophy. Red village took the title led by their village leaders Adam Morris (21st Cardiff) and Rachael Knowles (53rd/59th Manchester).
Worship was led by James Oxford and his band who introduced us to some new songs, as well as bringing out some old classics. Mark Greenwood talked on the theme of uniting together with God, also including his thoughts on curries and Bradford City F.C! Jacob and Lucy did a fantastic job of leading the campfire with an acoustic sing along and speaking to the 15-18 year old group about their journeys of faith. The pastoral team hosted lots of crafts, art work, teaching and even created a ‘Unite’ song!
Campers posted comments and pictures over the weekend under #unitebb. The next Unite will be taking place from 3rd to 5th June 2016. Keep checking the website and social media for further details about the event as they become available!
Countdown to Unite:
14th February 2019
We are so excited to announce that Dez Johnston, the Director of Alpha Scotland, will be our speaker at Unite 2019! Alpha Scotland has recently announced a partnership with The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland to promote the Alpha Youth Series, and we can’t wait to welcome Dez as he makes the journey ‘down south’ to […]
12th September 2018
Group bookings for Unite 2019 are now open! Unite 2019 will take place from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May, with the option to arrive on Friday 24th May. The cost is £75.00 per person, or £78.00 per person if arriving on the Friday. The extra £3.00 charge is to cover the cost of additional […]
19th June 2018
From Friday 25th to Monday 28th May around 250 young people and leaders from across England and Wales came together for Unite at Felden Lodge. Unite is a weekend camp featuring a semi-structured programme throughout the weekend, primarily aimed at 11 to 18 year olds. It is a great opportunity to enjoy a range of […]