Summer youth camps programme launched

January 5, 2016

Over 300 young people are expected to attend the 2016 summer camps programme organised by the Free Church of Scotland.

The camps programme was officially launched just before Christmas, with brochures winging their way to churches across Scotland and beyond.

This year there will be 11 camps to choose from, offering a Christian activity holiday to those aged between 10 and 18.

Parents and guardians are reminded that places will begin to be allocated on Monday 11 January at 1pm, and thereafter any remaining spaces will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Some of the camps are usually fully booked after the deadline with waiting lists in operations, so please ensure you register in plenty of time.

All of the details are available on the Free Church Youth Camps (FCYC) website:

Free Church Youth Camps

FCYC administrator Laura MacAulay said: “In 2016 we have 11 tried and tested camps for people to choose from, so whether you’d prefer to have a powder-paint fight in Perthshire, abseil down the Maddies of North Uist, test your nerves on an Alton Towers rollercoaster, or just chill out by the pool at the Quinta Centre, I’m sure we’ll have something to suit everyone.

“There will be times of personal devotion, prayer, worship and teaching about Jesus every day at FCYC.

“We teach about the importance of following Jesus Christ, and Christian leaders will welcome all your questions during ‘dorm discussions’.

“They’ll also ensure you have such a brilliant holiday that you won’t want to go home!”

This year the programme runs from 7 July to 6 August, and during that time camps will be taking place in East Lothian, the Highlands, Oswestry near Wales, the Outer Hebrides and Perthshire.

The camps are uniquely-designed, week-long, residential holidays and are led by volunteer team leaders, team members and cooks – selected for their gifts, skills and experience.

Other important dates for the diary are Saturday 14 and 15 May for the camps fundraising weekend, and Saturday 1 October – as the Big Free Rally celebrates its 20th anniversary in Inverness.

The FCYC would grateful appreciate prayer from every congregation for the camps programme.

For more details about camps, or how to get involved helping in a variety of support roles, visit the website or email Laura.