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, 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 (average group size is 25) to enable relationships that are open, deep and long lasting.
All our weeks are full board. This year our weeks are being held at The Summit Centre in South Wales which is run by Rock UK (https://rockuk.org).
“Summit Centre is located in the heart of the Welsh Valleys, south of Merthyr Tydfil and is overlooked by beautiful hills and woodland. The residential centre is just 25 minutes from the M4 and boasts stunning indoor climbing walls, bouldering, group accommodation, a cafe, outdoor play area, a man-made caving system, Aerial Adventure course and over 20 instructed activities.”
We know it is very difficult to plan ahead at the moment but we want to share with you our plans for this coming year. We have transferred our bookings at The Summit Centre to the same weeks in 2021. Obviously we don’t know whether these will go ahead at present. If your child(ren) was booked onto a week in 2020, then we will contact you to confirm whether you would like them to be booked in for 2021. We are extending the age range of Ignite so that all those for whom it would have been their last year in the regular Upcott Weeks will hopefully have the opportunity of being on their last youth week together.
Overflow, ages 9-12: 31st May – 4th June 2021 • £225
Overflow will be the only week for those aged 9-12 but don’t worry, there is plenty of space for all those who want to come. It is only a four-night camp this year.
As always there will be an action packed programme of games and activities mixed with worship, prayer and teaching. We will be playing old favourites such as Hunt the Helper as well as trying out some new activities. There will be lots of time to meet with God and grow in your relationship with him.
Involve, ages 13-15: 7th- 13th August 2021 • £295
Involve is for those aged 13-15. Explore the gifts and abilities that God has given you through worship and prayer, as well as teaching and discussion, with opportunities to lead. There will be plenty of time to chill out, use the facilities at the Summit Centre and play wide games in the dark.
Ignite, ages 16-19: 31st July – 6th August 2021 • £295
Ignite is for those aged 16-19. Expect to meet with God this week by being fully engaged. Discover God’s best for your life through teaching, discussions, times of worship and prayer. There will be lots of time to relax with your friends as well as exploring the opportunities available at the Summit Centre.
Raise Summer, ages 18-25
Due to the current situation with Covid 19 we are not intending to run Raise in 2021. However, should things improve and there be sufficient interest in the week then we will make every attempt to run it in some form.
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 (pdf) and return it to us. We also offer discounts for siblings and if you bring a friend to Overflow 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.