We believe that it is important for families to spend significant time together and we offer a few different camps to do that through.
Mother & Daughter (9-12 years old) 24th – 26th February
Father & Son (9-12 years old) 12th – 14th May
Family Week (all ages) 30th July – 5th August
Family Week (all ages) 6th – 12th August
Mother & Son (9-12 years old) 8th – 10th September*
Father & Daughter (9-12 years old) 15th -17th September
There is something special that happens when a parent spends deliberate time with their child and we love to see relationships strengthened and lifetime memories made through our Parenting Weekends. We believe that God has a place in our family life and we explore ways of placing God in the midst of our family relationships too.
Parenting weekends offer an opportunity for one parent and one child (9-12 years) to get away together for a weekend. We offer four throughout the year from February to September. The cost of €175 includes all activities, accommodation and food for the parent and child. (NB, children share a dorm room with other children and parents share a dorm room with other parents)
Mother & Daughter: 24th – 26th February 2017
Father & Son: 12th – 14th May 2017
Mother & Son: 8th – 10th September 2017*
Father & Daughter: 15th – 17th September 2017
*Please note that we may run a second Mother & Son Weekend if the first one fills up so be sure to register your interest with us for that by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This year we are delighted to be able to offer two Family Weeks.
These camps provide an opportunity for the whole family to have a week together having fun, praising God, meeting new people and living in community.
Each morning and evening there are age specific groups for adults, teenagers, children and if needed, a morning creche facility. Afternoons are full of activities for the whole camp to enjoy (which is always entertaining when over 100 people arrive at the beach at the same time!) or you can take some time to yourself.
Price varies depending on accommodation and catering choice. The average price for a family of 4 (2 adults, 1 child, 1 teenager) staying in The Manor accommodation with all meals provided is €830. We also offer camping with catering and caravanning with catering or self-catering options. Please contact us if you require an exact cost before booking.
The biggest decision you will face is deciding which camp to go on once you read the bios of our speakers this year.
Family Week (30th July – 5th August 2017)
Rev Dr Julian Hamilton is currently serving as the Methodist Chaplain to Trinity College Dublin. Prior to becoming an ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Ireland ‘Jools’ trained in education to teach Religious Studies and History. Now with a Masters Degree in Divinity and Doctoral Studies in Missional Leadership, Jools preaches and teaches regularly around Ireland. Has been acting as external facilitator for missional change processes in churches within Ireland and regularly leads retreats and leadership events connected to missional themes. He is currently an advocate for, and an apprentice within the Art Of Hosting facilitation movement and a regular speaker at Autumn Soul & Summer Madness in Ireland, NCYC & Summer Madness in Australia. and Spring Harvest in UK
What does he enjoy? Apart from making new friends over good food and good wine, he loves the energy, intelligence and enthusiasm of young adults, and he always enjoys being part of work that can’t be seen or quantified – the subversive cultivation of love & goodness.
Family Week (6th – 12th August)
Nick Park was won to Christ by the Salvation Army in 1981 when living on the streets of Belfast as a homeless alcoholic. He studied at the Salvation Army Bible College in London and served as an Officer (pastor) within that movement for two years, and then on the staff of an Assemblies of God church in Lancashire. In 1994 Nick and his wife, Janice, planted the Solid Rock Church in Drogheda. Today, as well as pastoring the Solid Rock, Nick serves as Bishop of the Church of God denomination in Ireland and is Executive Director of Evangelical Alliance Ireland. He is the author of 9 books and holds a Master of Theology degree from University College Chester. In his spare time he learns the Biblical principle of suffering bringing forth patience by supporting Arsenal Football Club.