Basecamp Kingscross - TBKX1

Date: 18th June 2018 - 24th June 2018

Kings Cross, Nr Whiting Bay Arran

  • : £120

Age: 16+

Location: Kingscross, National

Type: Training

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Basecamp is for you if are 16-18, in S5 or S6 at school, or have recently left school.

All Basecamp events include worship, teaching, training sessions, activities and time to relax. Over and over again people talk of the huge benefit of Basecamp as a place to go deeper in your faith, get into the Bible, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships

Each Basecamp includes excellent Bible teaching and group discussion. Each Basecamp trainee has an Advisor who helps them to put together their own training plan. Workshops are designed to help you have the skills needed to work with children and young people and introduce them to the Christian faith. You will have opportunity to:

  • Learn how to assist in small group teaching
  • Find out how to help and care for your group
  • Explore how to relate appropriately to children and young people
  • Consider how best to answer young people’s questions
  • Learn the basics of preparing a short talk
  • Understand the purpose of games and how to lead them
  • Discuss how to promote positive behaviour
  • Find out why memory verses are important and how to make them memorable

After Basecamp you will have opportunity to put your training into practice by going to a holiday or mission and serving as a trainee leader. At the end of the summer there will be the opportunity to join with loads of trainees for a weekend of review and celebration towards the end of August, with time to share and reflect on the part you and hundreds of others have played in sharing Jesus with Scotland’s young people


We ask you to raise £275 as a contribution to the costs of the COmMISSION programme. This includes your attendance at a training event, holiday or mission and the review weekend. We can send you a fundraising pack to help you raise this support. We ask that you pay an initial contribution when you book your place and make all further contributions in full by August 2018.

You can book your space at Basecamp on the SU Holidays website and we will then send you further information about how to become a volunteer as well as information to help you tell us your preference about placements.

The June Basecamp takes place at Kingscross, SU's campsite on the Isle of Arran.  Basecamp is being led by Kenny McKie and Jenny Thomson, with help from a team of accredited SU Scotland staff and volunteers. As well as training there will be time to relax, have fun and enjoy one another's company.