Other Ways to Help

Chaperones

Usually the camp leaders chaperone the campers and drive the camp vehicles to and from camps, but we often need additional help from parents and volunteers, particularly on the Stornoway – Ullapool ferry journey. If you are willing to help look after the children whilst travelling, or perhaps drive a minibus, then please get in touch.

 

Adopt a Camp

Certain camps are inevitably linked with some congregations by geography or through campers’ and leaders’ connections, and as such they will offer prayer and support to the camps in the run-up to and during the week of camp. However, if your church doesn’t have a connection to a specific camp, it can still be involved by ‘adopting’ one of this year’s camps. It’s really quite simple; just email camps@freechurch.org and tell us which camp you’d like to support and you’ll be sent specific information and prayer points about your camp, and learn how you can help in other ways, for instance, by fundraising.

 

Praying People

This vital work of evangelism must be steeped in prayer. As we see in Psalm 127:1, ‘Unless the Lord build up the house, the builders labour in vain’. If you would like to receive regular updates of FCYC news and prayer points, get in touch to subscribe and keep an eye on our Facebook page as well.

 

Baking for Camp

There’s nothing better than some delicious home baking at camp! It’s more special than you might appreciate, and campers and leaders know that it has been made with love by many volunteers.

If you are considering baking, please get in touch to check about allergies and intolerances at the camp you intend baking for.

 

Camps Support Fund

The Camps Support Fund was set up to offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise struggle to send their children to camp. You might not be able to physically help out at camp, but you could still help by making a contribution towards the Camps Support Fund.

We always aim to offer assisted places to families in our local churches and communities and in 2019 we plan to extend that to families from our new church plants, some of whom live in areas of multiple deprivation.

For some young people, FCYC might be the only holiday they get, and your contribution could go a long way to making it happen. Any amount is gratefully received, whether as a one-off donation or as a regular amount.

 

Fundraising

We’re planning to have a Camps Fundraising Day on Saturday 8th June and we’ll need your help! What could you do to raise funds for Camps and help kids and leaders spend a week in Christian company learning about God’s Word?

Bake sale? Car wash? Collection at church? Curry & quiz night? Camps sing-a-long?

The possibilities are endless and we want to know what you’re planning to do so that we can shout it from the rooftops and make a big impression!