Wow, what a weekend!
This article is taken from the Summer 2015 issue of The Boys’ Brigade Gazette.
From 29th to 31st May, 250 young people and leaders met together at Felden Lodge for the first ever Unite camp. The event was advertised as a ‘camp with a difference’ and it really did live up to the expectation. It was a unique opportunity for young people and leaders from across the England Region to meet, explore their faith and enjoy a range of activities together.
Like on any camp, there were early mornings and late nights. From Bush tucker trials, inflatables, archery, wide games, quizzes, water games, mocktail masterclass, human hungry hippos and films, there was plenty to do for everyone. Leaders enjoyed some excellent workshops on Company development, music ideas for the non-musical, ideas for working with under and over 11s and even an afternoon tea!
Campers were grouped into ‘villages’ based on the Unite logo; red, blue and yellow. Over the weekend the villages competed against each other in a range of activities to win the sought after ‘Best village’ trophy. Red village took the title led by their village leaders Adam Morris (21st Cardiff) and Rachael Knowles (53rd/59th Manchester).
Worship was led by James Oxford and his band who introduced us to some new songs, as well as bringing out some old classics. Mark Greenwood talked on the theme of uniting together with God, also including his thoughts on curries and Bradford City F.C! Jacob and Lucy did a fantastic job of leading the campfire with an acoustic sing along and speaking to the 15-18 year old group about their journeys of faith. The pastoral team hosted lots of crafts, art work, teaching and even created a ‘Unite’ song!
Campers posted comments and pictures over the weekend under #unitebb. The next Unite will be taking place from 3rd to 5th June 2016. Keep checking the website and social media for further details about the event as they become available!
11th October 2021
We’re excited to confirm that our 2022 event is planned to take place in a face-to-face setting and will be held on the Platinum Jubilee Weekend – 2nd to 5th June – at Felden Lodge! Stay tuned for more details, including prices and how to book.
14th June 2021
Unite 2021 took place from 28th to 30th May, with a programme of activities being streamed live from Felden Lodge. It was fantastic to see groups from across the country getting involved, with young people taking part via leader-led face-to-face or virtual sessions, or in home settings supported by parents/carers. The speaker for the weekend […]
24th March 2021
With Unite 2021 just around the corner, we’re offering leaders the opportunity to get a first look at the programme and how your group can get involved. Join us on Wednesday 31st March at 6:30pm where the Unite Planning Team will be explaining how the event will run, along with key programme activities which will […]