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Upcott Weeks

During the school holidays we run a variety of Upcott Weeks for young people between the ages of 8 and 25. During your stay there will be a mixture of Bible teaching, worship and prayer as well as fun games, swimming, sports, arts and other exciting activities. There will be plenty of time to hang out with friends and definitely lots of laughter.

Our residential weeks are deliberately small (an average group size is 20) to enable relationships that are open, deep and long lasting. We have a dedicated residential team and helpers who will ensure that your stay is brilliant fun as well being there to help you deepen your relationship with Jesus.

All weeks are full board, with delicious home cooked food prepared on site by our team, and you will stay in en-suite dormitories in our stunning country property, The Beacon (take-a-tour).

There are details about all of our 2016-17 weeks below. If you would like to book, then you can download a booking form. Unfortunately we are currently unable to accept bookings over the phone or by email. If you have any questions or queries please have a look at our frequently asked questions or feel free to contact us.
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Smiley:

11th – 17th August 2017 • £210

A fun filled programme that mixes games and activities with worship, prayer and teaching. There is plenty of time to relax and enjoy The Beacon, the swimming pool and the grounds, as well as Hunt the Helper.

Overflow week, ages 9-12: 27th May – 2nd June 2017 • £200

This year we are also running a week during May half term for Smiley and Tweens aged children, as we realise there will be an overflow in this age range on the summer weeks.

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Tweens:

Tweens 1: 26th July – 1st August 2017  £220
Tweens 2: 19th – 25th August 2017 • £220 

Enjoy wide games, swimming and making films for Upcott TV. You can also look forward to worship, prayer and teaching that gives you the opportunity to meet with God and grow in your relationship with Him.

Overflow week, ages 9-12: 27th May – 2nd June 2017 • £200

This year we are also running a week during May half term for Smiley and Tweens aged children, as we realise there will be an overflow in this age range on the summer weeks.

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Tops:

27th August – 2nd September 2017 • £230

Use the gifts and abilities that God has given you during the week. There will be worship and prayer times, as well as teaching and discussion, and opportunities to be involved in the sessions. There’s also lots of time to chill out – activities include swimming, football, uni-hoc, wide games at night and the Tops Challenge.

Refresh, ages 14-18: 13th – 16th February 2017 • £50

Come and stay with us for a few days to get some space and spend some quality time with God, away from the pressures and distractions of school and everyday life.

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Ignite:

3rd – 9th August 2017 • £230

Come to be active and involved; ignite a passion for God; discover a vision for how God can use you now and for the rest of your life. There will be opportunities to be involved in running sessions, leading worship and prayer; we aim to encourage and facilitate you to use the talents that God has given you.

Refresh, ages 14-18: 13th – 16th February 2017 • £50

Come and stay with us for a few days to get some space and spend some quality time with God, away from the pressures and distractions of school and everyday life.

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Workparty (age 16+):

Autumn Workparty: 25th – 28th October 2016 • £40
Easter Workparty: 10th – 14th April 2017 • £40

Come and help! There is always plenty of practical work to do at The Beacon and we need you! As well as the work each day there will be worship, teaching and time to relax.

If you are 14 or older and would like to visit and help us with a group of friends at another time, please let us know, and we can organise a time for you to come.  

Refresh (ages 14-18):

13th – 16th February 2017 • £50

Come and stay with us for a few days to get some space and spend some quality time with God, away from the pressures and distractions of school and everyday life.

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Raise:

New Year: 29th December 2016 – 2nd January 2017 • £115 (£100 for students)
Bookings made after 1st December will increase to £145 (£130 for students)*

Once again we are going to celebrate the New Year with each other. There will be plenty of time to chill out as well as times of worship, prayer and teaching. Come prepared to give and receive in a relaxed atmosphere.

Summer: 17th – 23rd July 2017 • £200 (£170 for students)
Bookings made after 1st June will increase to £240 (£210 for students)*

The Summer week for those who have left school. Students can attend this week at the discounted price of £170.

*Due to the problems caused by lots of late bookings in recent years, we have now introduced a new booking system for Raise. 

A note about Prices

We have to set prices to take into account our rising costs but at the same time we recognise that some families may struggle to find funds to pay for Upcott Weeks. To spread the cost, we have an optional monthly instalment payment scheme via standing order. If this would be of use to you please fill in the form and return it to us. We also offer discounts for siblings and if you bring a friend to Smiley of Tweens for the first time.

If you feel unable to meet the full cost of the week yourself please get in touch with us, as occasionally funds become available to pay for part of the cost of a week.

A note to Parents and Guardians…

Have you ever considered coming to stay at The Beacon yourself? Perhaps you’ve spent years dropping off your child and hearing about the fun they’ve have during their stay with us, and wished you could stay yourself. Well you can! Why not come and stay for a weekend with a group of your friends or your church small group? Come and relax in our beautiful home, enjoying home cooked food and all the facilities The Beacon has to offer. Swim in the summer and enjoy evenings with friends and a glass of wine next to our wood burner in the winter. Have a weekend of sports, or a time of retreat. Explore Exmoor or stay with us during Spring Harvest. We can tailor your stay exactly to your group.