Diocesan Summer Camps

The Living Your Faith camps take place every August and and are a chance for the young people of the Clifton Diocese to grow in their faith, make friends and have fun during the summer holidays.

Each day is different on Summer Camp and for 2018, they have moved venue to the Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre in the Forest of Dean. This provides the opportunity to offer a wider variety of activities in a beautiful part of the world.

They are held over two weeks: the first week for 7-11 year olds (Years 3 to 6) and the second week for 12-16 year olds (Years 7 to 11). The weeks are really aimed at Catholic young people but, should they be interested, people of no faith or any faith are welcome to attend.

Cost: £195 per person. In order to secure a place on the camps, you will need to send a completed booking form and a deposit of £50 to Stephen Spurrell.

Application Forms can be found here: Summer Camps Application Form 18

The weeks are underpinned by a sharing and living of our Christian Faith. We are treated to input by our cheerful chaplain everyday, followed by small group sharing and Mass. The young people are encouraged to contribute and actively participate in different areas of the Mass (Penitential Rite, Bidding Prayers, Offertory, Thanksgiving, Music). Young people respond well to this invitation to think a little deeper about their faith and why we do what we do during Mass.

As well as catechesis and Mass, the young people on camp will participate in some of the outdoor activities that are on offer at Viney Hill such as archery, climbing and biking. There will also be a range of other activities such as a quiz night, camp fire, craft activities, woodland walks and messy games night.

Each year the children and young people leave after our final Mass full of life, full of confidence for who they are and what their faith means to them. Living Your Faith means so many things, and to live it is a challenge we enjoy and fully participate in during the weeks at camp.

Find out more about the Summer Camps here