What is Menadue Camp?
It is a fun filled week away in a happy and friendly Christian
environment.The leaders aim to provide an exciting week of
activities, day trips and sports. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends. Activities may vary but there is never a dull moment!Above all, many young people discover through the Bible teaching that God is real and Jesus can become part of their everyday lives.Menadue Farm is a Christian holiday site on the North Cornwall
coast, run by volunteers from churches in and around Plymouth and
South Devon. The children sleep in tents but there are also buildings
e.g. a shower block, commercial kitchen and converted barn.
Senior House Party
10th – 12th February 2017
29th July – 5th August 2017
5th – 12th August 2017
12th – 19th August 2017
19th – 25th August 2017
Age (on 1st Sept)
Sponsorship is available – please speak to your youth group leader or Tim and Sara Lawson
for further information.
What’s included in the cost?
- Transport from any of the ‘pick up’ points
- Accommodation and 3 meals a day
- Activities during the week.
to apply to go to camp.
What do I need to take?
A general kit list is available to view here
. Letters advising on what clothing and equipment is needed, transport details and a medical records update will be sent out at the beginning of July.
The leaders are not, “childcare” professionals. However, the leaders are Christians from several different churches, and many are involved in Youth Clubs and Sunday Schools during the year.
- All leaders, with the exception of some guest speakers, are unpaid volunteers.
- The camp organiser, who is also an unpaid volunteer, acts on behalf of the Camp Committee and has overall responsibility for the week and is the final authority for decisions taken at camp, consequently, for their own safety anyone attending camp must agree to abide by such decisions.
- All leaders are closely vetted and will have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau to ensure they are suitable for this type of work.
- Some leaders at each week will have experience gained at previous camps.
- The younger and less experienced leaders are briefed on their roles and responsibilities before camp, and will often have attended camp for several years as campers.
- Part of the daily programme will include Bible teaching, which is provided by a guest speaker.
- At the younger camps each tent of 6 to 8 campers has a responsible adult (of the same sex), who will sleep in their tent and supervise their general care.
Camp has been running for over 50 years, and for the last 25 has been at Menadue Farm.
- Accommodation is provided in large ridge tents with plastic ground sheets.
- Catering is prepared by volunteers in a large kitchen and served in an adjoining barn.
- Mains water, electricity, calor gas and washing facilities (20p per shower) are all on site.
- There is a tuckshop, bookshop, and indoor games available on site.
- A large field is available for outdoor games.
- If the weather is wet camp can be muddy and cold, so suitable clothing will be needed.
Camp activities may include: –
- Football, netball, volleyball, crocker, hockey etc.
- Inter-tent competitions form part of the junior camps.
- Coach/car/minibus trips to local beaches, towns, and sports centres.
- Swimming at local beaches (according to coastguard recommendations) and sports centres.
- Coastal and rural lane walks. Late night walks (senior camp only).
- Visits to local public leisure facilities (may involve additional cost).
- Daily Bible talks/ Bible based activities.
Menadue Camp has a Child Protection Policy and it is available on the website. All leaders are closely vetted and will have a DBS check.
Photos taken at camp will only be used during camp, at camp reunions and occasionally for Menadue camp publicity.
Bookings are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Confirmation that your child has a place will be by text message to the parent’s/ guardians’ mobile number. When camp is full your child will be placed on a waiting list.
No refunds will be given if your child withdraws from camp within 28 days of the start of camp.
In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Camp Committee reserves the right to cancel camp and to refund any fees paid.
Menadue Camp has public liability insurance. However, campers are responsible for their personal belongings which are not covered by the Menadue Camp insurance.
Campers at the Junior Camps can put their money into the camp “bank” for safe keeping; otherwise they are liable for any losses.