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!
23rd February 2021
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Unite 2021 will once again take place as a virtual event from Friday 28th to Monday 31st May. We want to make sure the event is even bigger and better than last year, and to do that we need your help! Just like last year’s event, all of our […]
22nd November 2020
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Unite 2021 will once again be held as a virtual event, taking place on the late May bank holiday weekend – Friday 28th to Monday 31st May 2021. Despite the obvious challenges that this poses, after the resounding success of last year’s virtual event we plan to make this […]
29th May 2020
It was fantastic to see young people, families and leaders from across the Brigade getting involved in Unite & Cumbrae Camp at Home over the late May bank holiday weekend. Sessions were live streamed throughout the weekend and gave opportunities to get involved in a series of activities including Football, TikTok and Bake Off challenges, […]