About Explorers Camp
Explorers Camp is a week long camp for 11 - 17 year-olds. It's a chance to have a great holiday in a Christian atmosphere. Each day involves a worship event, time to dig deeper into the Bible and tons of fantastic games, activities and food (oh, the food!). This year we explored the theme Relevant, when we discovered whether the Bible is just an outdated book, or God's living word that still speaks to us today. And is Christianity a religious club or something more? We loved hearing what our campers and our fantastic speaker, Joel, thought as we journeyed through this theme together. There were loads of other things to keep us busy too, like theme parks, climbing and canoeing.
It's an amazing opportunity to build friendships and make memories; there's no better place to be this summer; we'd love to see you there!
We camp near Ripon, North Yorkshire, in a stunning setting. Just across the road from a deer park, but near enough to civilisation that Light Water Valley Theme Park is only a short coach ride away; the perfect place for a holiday.
What our parents say...
"My three children have all loved going to
Explorer's Camp. They have made important friendships, learned more about following God
and had enormous fun. My oldest is now a leader - what a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and share what she has learned over the years!" Anon, 2018
We know it can be tricky sending your children to summer camp for a week, but rest assured. Explorers Camp has been running for over 70 years. We're a Christian camp affiliated to Gledholt Methodist Church, Huddersfield, where some of our leaders can be found. Collectively, we attend many different types of churches, which are primarily in Huddersfield and Hartlepool. Our leaders have a thorough application process and we have the highest safeguarding standards, with all our leaders attending additional training each year.
We also understand that budgets can be squeezed for families, especially in the summer, so we always aim to keep our prices as low as possible. Any profit we do make goes into our Ken Woodhead Trust Fund, which helps pay for campers who would otherwise not be able to go. It costs £90 to come to camp (or £85 if you book before 31st January), which includes food, accommodation and most trips. Light Water Valley Theme Park and the Activity Centre are optional with additional costs. We also advise giving your child some spending money for the onsite tuck shop and treats when visiting local places. If you'd like to book, please head to our Book Camp page. If you think you need to use our Trust Fund, please email us via the Contact Us page.