Come on holiday with us! Are you looking for a fun way to spend a whole week of your school holidays, or just a change of scene for the weekend? SU Holidays are a great way to get away and enjoy a holiday with others your own age.
We'd like to introduce you to our holiday programme, with events across Scotland during the school holidays (Easter, summer and the October break).
Activities ranged from abseiling to music-making, kayaking to crafts – some holidays specialise, others had lots of everything. Great food, good friends, caring leaders and time to explore faith are a feature of every single event.
We have been running holidays for children and young people in Scotland for many decades and have great credentials. Around 2000 young people come on holiday with us year.
Join a local weekend and enjoy great activities, good food and time to explore the Christian faith together.
Come with friends from school or come on your own - our weekends are a great place to enjoy time away with people from your own group and to make new friends.
Every year, over 1,500 children and young people enjoy an SU Scotland residential experience on one of over 40 weekends. These events are run locally by regional offices and some of our associated trusts. The programme for the current year can be found in our events section. If you are interested in next year, similar events will be running, so please contact your local office.
Are you a youth worker? We’d love to partner with you to plan a holiday event for your group. Recently we put together a brand new resource pack, designed to help youth workers – anyone who works with young people in churches, schools and youth groups – to plan a holiday or weekend event.
What’s happening this summer at Motiv8? Our Motiv8 Holidays are for children and young people from priority areas - communities significantly affected by poverty.
Every year our SU Holidays & Missions focus on a project through which children, young people and volunteers can raise funds for less fortunate young people in other countries.
Help SU in Tamil Nadu 2021
SU Scotland’s long links with SU India were re-kindled by the visit of Joshua Kirubaraj and Jones Israel to Scotland in 2019. So, our 2021 International Project focused on SU India’s ministry among children in crisis. Under the title ‘Help SU in Tamil Nadu’ we looked to support children involved in their Children and Families Centre at Poolangulam, Tamil Nadu.
Fill the Hoose for Belarus 2019
In 2019 we wanted to help provide our friends in Belarus with air conditioning, clean water and cool play equipment for their campsite, which not only make it a better, safer place for camps but will also contribute to their desire to develop camps throughout the year rather than just the summer. We invited children and young people at SU Holidays and Missions to consider contributing to this project, and we raised an amazing £8,071.87!
Rwanda Project 2018
SU Scotland has a growing relationship with SU in Rwanda and has supported ministry in Rwanda through mission trips, and in 2016 the International Project raised a fantastic £12,000 for camps in Rwanda. This money is being spent on running new camps in areas of the country which have never had them before. The Project for 2018 returned our focus to our partners in SU Rwanda. We were looking for another £12,000, this time to help them buy a 4x4 vehicle. Beyond Kigali, and off the main highways, the roads in Rwanda are pretty challenging. There are some villages which are very difficult to reach in a regular car, and virtually impossible during the rainy season. For years SU Rwanda staff have longed for a 4x4 vehicle, so that they can visit SU Groups and partner churches all year round! In 2018 we were able to raise an amazing £8,065.28, and the team at SU Rwanda were able to buy their longed for 4x4 vehicle.