Junior Camp

What is it?

Junior camp is a week of Bible teaching, great music and food, organised games, activities and loads of fun. A week you won’t want to miss! Junior camp aims to give every young person a fun holiday. It also aims to support and encourage young Christians who attend whilst sharing the message of Christianity with those who are not yet Christians.

Bonfires and BBQ on the beach on Tuesday evening. A trip off site on Wednesday (included in the price). Thursday afternoon we have a themed afternoon with lots of activities. You’ll be told what the theme is in your letter so you know what to bring.

A walk to Thorpeness on Friday afternoon with boating on the Mere. There are lots of other activities all week including inter-tent games. Come along and join us for a week of fun, food and friendship!

Who are the leaders?

Roger & Sally Grimes

Junior Camp Leaders

Roger and Sally have been leading Junior camp since 2009. Previous to that they were workers at camp for 12 years. Sally was even a camper when she was young! They have 2 children, Oliver and Annie, who are now campers themselves! Roger works in Tower Hamlets and Sally works as a teacher in Billericay. In their own church they are very involved in the children and young peoples work, running monthly family services. They are also involved in the worship team.
They both have a heart for young people and feel that junior camp offers the chance for young people to have a week away from home mixing with other young people from different churches, youth clubs and backgrounds. It is a chance for them to ask questions about the Christian faith and become closer to God in great surroundings and good company.

The junior camp weeks are planned to a simple and effective program, which the children quickly get used to. The week is full of games and organised activities. There are 2 sessions each day which include lively worship, fun and games and a short talk where upon a speaker will have a theme explaining the Christian faith and how that impacts us. These are always a time to be challenged afresh wherever we are in our relationship with God. Campers, tent leaders and workers alike are frequently learning new things about themselves and their relationship with God. They are also full of fun and there is always a lot of laughter on site!

The fact that campers come back year on year is testament to the excellent week they always have and friendships that are made often continue through the year and into the next camp!