Unite 2016 – what a weekend!
From 3rd to 5th June 2016, young people and leaders from across England and beyond came together at Felden Lodge for the second Unite camp, following the success of the first event in 2015. The weekend provided an opportunity for everyone to enjoy activities together as well as explore their faith.
The weekend began with a special opening ceremony, in true Olympic style to celebrate the 2016 Games in Rio, followed by a time of worship together. Our speaker for the weekend was Mark Greenwood, an evangelist from the Forty Three Trust, and worship was led by James Oxford and his band. Sean Clancy and Gareth Hillier, both BB Development Workers, were on hand to lead sessions with the 15 to 18 year olds.
Throughout the weekend there was a packed programme of activities including inflatables, water games, a camp fire, quizzes, bingo, football, rounders, as well as workshops on drama, street dance, cheerleading and American table football. ‘The Base’ provided an area to chill out and play some games, and the ‘Cornerstone’ was home to our fantastic pastoral team who were there for anyone who wanted to try some arts and crafts, or just wanted a chat. There were also workshops for leaders including programme ideas, international opportunities, a workshop with Mark Greenwood and an afternoon tea.
Saturday evening’s entertainment consisted of ‘Unite’s Got Talent’, our very own talent show which included singers, comedians, magicians, dancers and more, followed by a ‘lip sync battle’ with a variety of memorable performances!
The campsite was divided into three ‘villages’: red, blue and yellow. The villages competed against each other throughout the weekend to earn points for taking part in activities and winning competitions in a bid to win the coveted ‘best village’ trophy. It was a very close competition but the blue village just edged their way to victory, led by their village leaders Adam Morris (21st Cardiff) and Anthony Lunt (16th Liverpool).
For more information about the event as it happened, check it out on social media:
Comments, photos and videos were posted throughout the weekend using the hashtag #unitebb
We are delighted to announce that the next Unite will take place on 2nd to 4th June at Felden Lodge. Further information and booking forms will be available in the near future, but for now please put the date in your diaries and keep an eye on this website for more details!
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