Christian Community Camps

Summer Camps for Children & Youth


The next camp will take place from the 17th – 27th July 2021 at our new and wonderful venue at Colin Godman’s Farm  in the Ashdown Forest near Forest Row in Sussex. It has worked so very well the last two times we were there in 2018 and 2019 and will certainly do so again.

Colin Godman’s Farm is a large biodynamic farm with cattle and sheep which is rented and run by Jayne and Michael Duveen who have very generously offered to host us after having seen our request in the Star and Furrow magazine. We are grateful too that the farm owners, Paul and Isobel Manweiler are equally supportive of this initiative. We did have generous offers from many other places but none of them quite ticked the boxes we felt we needed. Colin Godman’s has absolutely everything we dreamed of – 3 lakes for safe swimming, streams, forest, hiking, large barn and outbuildings, and the very generous offer to store our camp kit on the farm. The farm is also near to Haywards Heath train station and Gatwick airport which will be a great help for fetching children and helpers coming from afar.

The camp fee is 1st child – £380; 2nd child – £280; 3rd child – £180. If the fee is too high for you please ask us about the possibility for a reduction. We will never turn your child away because you can’t afford it. There is also the option on the form to pay a little extra to support those who cannot afford the full fee. Many parents do this each year and it is always an enormous help. Thank you so much.

Venue address

To Apply:-

For Children

Information Sheet

Camp Information Sheet 2021  Print and keep this. This contains essential information such as a list of things to bring.  

Application Form
Our online application can be filled out here

Alternatively you can download a PDF Application Form, fill it out and return it to us by post or email:     Children’s Summer Camps, 73 Cainscross Rd, Stroud, GL5 4HB

For Helpers:

It is always very encouraging but also overwhelming to see the number of young people who would like to join the helper team on our children’s camp each year. Naturally we cannot take everyone and sadly have to make a selection of some kind. In order that we can do this in as fair and transparent way as possible, we request that you complete the form linked below. The deadline for helper applications is 1st May 2021 and we intend to get back to you in the middle of May.

The helper application can be found here:

If you love the spirit of the camps but are over 14 – we also organise youth activities. These are sometimes in the form of a short residential trip within the UK or abroad, with workshops, discussions, hands-on experience and of course singing and games. Additionally, we are also always keen to travel as a group of youth and participate in larger initiatives/conferences with other youth groups from around the world. If these ideas interest you, please get in touch (, and we can inform you of our latest plans and add you to the mailing list for future initiatives.