Faith Northern Summertime 2016
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Ampleforth Abbey near York, Faith Northern Summertime 2015 is an exciting four days for 10-15 year olds combining both faith and fun in a relaxed holiday atmosphere.
The week is structured around getting to know God and each other and includes Holy Mass each day, lively talks about the Catholic Faith, discussion, prayer, quizzes, art and craft, games, sports and a visit to Flamingoland.
Those who attend are supervised at all times by experienced youth group leaders. There will be parents, teachers, Catholic youth workers and priests present on-site for the duration of the break.
The organiser of this event is:
Fr William Massie,
St Peter’s Rectory
This sum includes accommodation, meals and entrance fee for Flamingo Land.
- There is a tuck shop available each day and your child may also wish to buy something from Flamingoland. The organisers of the Faith Summer Break cannot take responsibility for money or other valuables which are kept in your child’s possession.Close
- Mobile phones are allowed but please note the signal at Ampleforth is very patchy. Mobile phones will be collected at bedtime to stop others being disturbed.Close
Children will sleep in male-only and female-only dormitories, which are usually organised by age groups.
Numbers are typically around 60-70 children each year.
The Faith Summertime usually has between 10 lay adults helpers and 2 priests. All adult helpers undergo CRB/DBS safeguarding checks organised by the Diocese of Middlesbrough Safeguarding Office. There will be a qualified First Aider with the group.
Typical Northern Summertime Programme of Events (Subject to change)
|15:00||Arrive at Ampleforth, Alban Roe House [ARH]: drinks, free time|
|16:00||Leaders & Helpers Meeting|
|16:45||Meeting for all children|
|19:30||Talk 1 - "I can be sure that God exists"|
|20:00||Walk to Abbey Church|
|09:30||Talk 2 - "I am spiritual"|
|11:00||Get ready for Mass|
|12.15||Depart for Flamingoland with packed lunch|
|19:00||TALK 3 - "The Disaster of Sin"|
|20:00||Free time & tuck|
|20:30||Group activity / walk|
|09:30||Talk 4 - "Jesus, Saviour & Redeemer"|
|11:00||Get ready for Mass|
|14:00||Swimming at St Albans Sports Centre|
|15:00||Sports / Games|
|18:00||BBQ at ‘The Windmill’|
|19:00||Talk 5 - "Why we need the Church"|
|19:30||Free time & tuck|
|20:00||Walk to Abbey Church|
|21:30||Blessed Sacrament Procession|
|09.30||Seminar - “Why I go to Mass”, Presentation of Prizes, Abbot’s Visit|
|10.30||Free time [no tuck]|
The Faith Northern Summertime takes place at:
Transport from both Hull (Boothferry Road) and Scarborough (St Peter’s Catholic Church) is provided. Details are available on request and it is possible to book your child a place on one of the mini-buses by getting in touch with us.
The cost of Faith Northern Summertime does not include the transport to Ampleforth and although there is no formal charge we rely upon your generosity. If you would like to make a contribution towards the costs then please do so here specifying “Northern Summertime Travel”.
Please label any medication with your child’s name and the dose. This medication will be kept by a supervisor.
We cannot provide painkillers for children so if you wish your child to bring painkillers these too must be labelled and handed to the supervisor on arrival.
Asthma inhalers may be kept by the child but please make sure the supervisor is informed.
If your child suffers from any other conditions that do not require medications but that we should be aware of (e.g. sleep walking) could you make sure this is clearly state this on the medical form.
All major expenses during the week are covered. We recommend a maximum of £25 spending money for the tuck shop, Flamingoland etc.
Mobile Phones and electrical appliances:
Although mobile phones are allowed the reception at Ampleforth is very patchy. All phones will be collected at bedtime to avoid any disturbances. Children may bring i-pods, mp3 players etc for the journey but please use headphones not speakers. All items are brought at your own risk, Faith Summertime can take no responsibility for loss or breakage.
What your child will need:
A watch (so he/she can meet up on time for various activities)
Soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste etc.
Clothes for four days,
A Waterproof coat,
Trainers and PE kit etc. for sports,
Medication if needed (see below),
Sun cream and hat,
Money for tuck-shop during the week and to spend at Flamingo Land,
Towel and swimsuit for the swimming pool,
In case of emergency:
In case of emergency the number for Ampleforth Abbey is 00441439766889 or 00441439766000.
The safeguarding officer (and conference organiser) Mrs Michelle Robertson can be contacted on 00447803165640
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE NUMBERS ARE FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY.
Please note that the emergency contact number which you provide us with on your consent form needs to indicate whom we should contact during the week should your child need to be sent home because of illness or disciplinary issues.
If you have any further questions please contact Michelle Robertson on 00447803165640. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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