Summer Camps 2023
At Baptist Youth, we believe there is something special about camps. Having the opportunity to spend a whole week learning from God's Word, connecting with new friends and having a LOT of fun - there is no doubt that camps changes lives!
FANCY COMING ALONG?
Each year, we have hundreds of children and young people attend one of the wide variety of BY camps on offer. Whether you are 8 years old, or even 68 years old, you can be involved in our camp experience! In 2022 we have children's camps, a pre teens camp and a teens camp, as well as a soccer camp! Please ensure you have read this entire web page (including the important information adn personal data section below) before downloading and completing the application form.
Camper applications will go live on Sunday 29th January at 3pm. After then, you can book a place on camp by clicking here
OVER 18? WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Behind every great camp is a great team of volunteers. These volunteers are from all walks of life. The one thing that unites each of our volunteers , however, is that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A rigorous process of application in line with BY's child protection policy is undertaken for all the officers on our camps (copies of the policy are available by contacting Baptist Youth).
Want to help at one of our camps? Apply to serve as a camp officer by clicking here
Camp Information 2023
Dates: 2-8 July
Price: £115 / €130
Leaders: Mark & Jeanette Palmer
Dates: 23-29 July
Price: £115 / €130
Leaders: Ian & Kerry Courtney
Portstewart Pre Teens Camp
Dates: 13-19 August
Price: £135 / €155
Leaders: Andrew & Rebecca McAuley
Boys Soccer Camp
Dates: 17-21 July
Location: North Coast
Price: £120 / €135
Leaders: Gareth Loney, Mark Hayes, Davy Wolfe
Dates: 16-22 July
Location: Friends School Lisburn
Price: £165 / €190
Leaders: Stephen Houston, Jen Coll, Matthew Campbell
Baptist Youth camps are staffed by volunteers from all walks of life. The one thing that unites each of our volunteers, however, is that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A rigorous process of application in line with BY’s child protection policy is undertaken for all our officers on our camps (copies of the policy are available by contacting Baptist Youth).
Baptist Youth, as a department of the Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland, have an insurance policy which covers Employers Liability and Public Liability. The Association will arrange a travel and personal accident policy to cover those travelling outside of Northern Ireland.
Sometimes photographs and video taken on Baptist Youth Camps are used in publicity materials or used on the Baptist Youth Social Media account (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). If you have an objection to photographs and/or video of your child being used for such purposes, please inform the Youth Director (Matthew Campbell) in writing by 23 June 2023
Ages of Children attending a regional event should be assessed as follows;
Summer Camps - as of 30 June 2023
All rules relating to age will be strictly observed. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Concerning Your Personal Data
We collect information solely for the organisation, risk management and safety of our church activities. Your data will be stored securely by Baptist Youth and will only be accessed by appropriate persons for the purposes set out above.
The application form will require consent regarding the relevant use of your / your child’s data. Failure to provide us with accurate personal information and the necessary consent may affect our ability to run the activities efficiently.
We do not share your information with third parties unless the law requires us to do so. You have the right to request access to/removal of your personal data that we hold. For more information about this and your rights please see a copy of our Privacy Notice on our website www.baptistsinireland.org
Safeguarding / Vetting (For leaders / Officers)
It is important to note that completion of the online application form is just one part of Baptist Youth's recruitment process. Successful applications must be accompanied by suitable references and relevant enhanced Access NI / Garda Vetting checks. The necessary forms and documentation will be emailed to you upon completion of this online application form. For more information on the Access NI or Garda Vetting process, and why such checks are necessary, see https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/types-accessni-checks#toc-2 or https://vetting.garda.ie/VettingProcedure/WhatIsVetting respectively.