EMW 2009 Camp Brochure

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chaplain will lead a talk on a theme from the Bible. The talks are suitable for campers of all ages, whether or not they regularly attend church. EMW Camps offer a marvellous mix of fantastic friendships, awesome activities, brilliant bible-studies and terrific talks from the Bible. Whether you're a camp veteran, or thinking of coming for the first time, you're sure to find a warm welcome on an EMW Camp. The Evangelical Movement of Wales is a registered charity, and has been running Christian camps for more than fifty years. All staff are Christian volunteers drawn from evangelical churches. These volunteers enable us to keep the cost of camp down to an absolute minimum. The staff/camper ratio averages just over 1:3, and each one is asked for a reference from their church leaders and a disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau. Each camper is placed in a tent or dorm with three or four others which has its own dedicated officer. The officer will lead Bible studies, be available throughout the week, and ensure that everyone in the group is getting the most out of camp. The camp Camps are deliberately limited in size (usually 35-50 children) so each camper can get to know everyone on the camp and even the quietest campers quickly make friends. Teamwork in games, challenges and light chores all help encourage campers to work together. Many friendships are made and often renewed at camp. Every camp has a wide-range of activities that should please even the most uninterested camper. Sports, arts and craft, "It's a knockout", gorge-walking, trips to the beach, team-building games, table-tennis and swimming are just a few of the activities that leaders will consider. (Licensed activity providers are used for all outdoor pursuits activities.) Evenings are often given over to home-grown entertainment, with plenty of time for laughs together. All this helps to make EMW camps something special for everyone. It's why so many come back year after year. Book early, and make sure you don't miss out in 2009.

A typical day on camp Every camp is different, and every day on every camp is different, too! But your 'average' day will include plenty of good food; free-time for sports; games or just chilling out; a meeting where the camp chaplain will teach a passage from the Bible and apply it at a level just for you and your fellow-campers (we promise there are no boring sermons on camp!); then there's an afternoon full of incredible activities - perhaps a trip off-site to the beach or even a theme-park, perhaps something more challenging like gorgewalking, rock-climbing or archery, perhaps some crazy games or an it's a knockout; perhaps something quieter and more creative like glass-painting or T-shirt design; perhaps even a combination of all of these! Even then the day is not finished. There's still time for a bible-study in your tent/dorm to give you an opportunity to study the bible with your officer and ask questions; then perhaps some evening entertainment - maybe you'll make a guest appearance on the famous 'Camp News'; before a late-night epilogue and a well-earned sleep. And that's just one day! It's no wonder campers and officers go home tired but happy. Our venues EMW Camps are spread over seven venues around Wales. In the North, Quinta is on the English border. It has enormous grounds, and even its own sports hall and swimming pool,

and is ideally located for trips to themeparks and major attractions. Also in the North, but in the heart of 'Welsh Wales' is Bryn-y-groes in Bala. Bryn-y-groes also has it's own grounds (and a new sports hall), and is just a few minutes walk from a leisure centre and Bala's famous lake and mountains - perfect for caneoing and other activities. Not far away is a new site, Pentrenant Hall, near Newtown. Its a smaller camp, so there will be a great atmosphere. The site is full of things to do, and it's in the heart of the Welsh hills. In the South, Bryntirion in Bridgend is close to the M4, and equally close to some of South Wales' best beaches and attractions. The three outdoor sites at Dyffryn Ardudwy, Talybont and (new this year) Dolgoch Falls are all on Wales' beautiful West Coast. Both Talybont and Dyffryn have indoor cooking and dining facilities, and there are hot showers guaranteed in the shower block - this is 'outdoor' camping in real luxury! Accommodation is in large ridge tents. Dolgoch Falls is for those a little more used to the outdoors, but still has excellent facilities - all under canvas. All three sites are close to beaches, mountains and some great outdoor activity centres.

10-12s1 18TH - 25TH JULY, BRYNTIRION, BRIDGEND Andrew Rees Ruth McKenna Jon Thomas 2 25TH JULY - 1ST AUGUSTBRYNTIRION, BRIDGEND James Williams Lianne Jones Ed Collier

13-15s5 18TH - 25TH JULYPENTRENANT HALL Steve Davies Ann Powell Pete Campbell

6 25TH JULY - 1ST AUGUSTBRYN-Y-GROES, BALA Dave Roberts Karen McCarthy Martin Williams

3 1ST - 8TH AUGUSTBRYN-Y-GROES, BALA Tim Powell Helen Lockwood Andy Pitt

4 15TH - 22ND AUGUSTBRYN-Y-GROES, BALA Mickey Webber Jane Webber Graham John

7 1ST - 8TH AUGUST BRYNTIRION, BRIDGEND Paul Gamston Jane Gamston Alex Collins

16-18s8 18TH 25TH JULYBRYN-Y-GROES, BALA Dan Owen Sharon Owen Jeremy Bailey

9 15TH 2

QUINTA, NR Steve Hadle Helen Hugh John Richar

11-13s10 15TH - 22ND AUGUSTLLYS ANDREAS, TAL-Y-BONT Mark Barnes Sharon Barnes Tony Seager

14-16s11 22ND - 29TH AUGUSTDYFFRYN ARDUDWY NR BARMOUTH Paul Daniel Katherine Orchard Jon Orchard

17-19s12 15TH - 22ND AUGUSTDOLGOCH FALLS Dan Meiring Rosey Patterson Colin Tamplin

Indoor Camps - 175 Outdoor Camps - 110


To book onto camp, simply complete the form on the right, and send it to us at the address below. A non-returnable deposit of 25 per camper is required with your booking. Full payment must be received by 31st May 2009, though you can pay in full when you book. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the camp (except for certified illness), only half of the fees (less deposit) will be reimbursed. Bookings will be accepted from 1 March 2009. Travel: A camp bus runs from South Wales to each of the North Wales sites throughout the summer, with officers travelling with the campers to ensure their safety. The journey costs 30 (return) and starts at Cardiff Gate, with pick-up points at Bridgend, Llansamlet, Pont Abram, Lampeter and Aberystwyth. A link to rail services is available at Bridgend. A non-returnable deposit of 5 is required to book a place. Discounts: Families receiving Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Working Tax Credit (excluding payments for child care) may request a bursary from the Aunt Bessie fund. Bursaries are usually 30 for outdoor camps and 50 for indoor camps. Please send a photocopy of a proof of eligibility with your form. Insurance: All camps are covered by the EMWs public liability insurance, but we do recommend that all campers take out personal holiday insurance.

After booking: You will receive a letter confirming your place on camp. Later, the leader of the camp will write to you directly. Important: It is vital that the camp leader understands any educational, behavioural or medical needs each camper may have. By requesting this at the time of booking, it means we have the maximum amount of time to ensure we can meet those needs. If you do not tell us this information at the time of booking, we may not be able to make provision for a camper who otherwise would be able to attend.

Bookings should be sent to: EMW Camps, 12 Hayfield Drive, Gresford, WREXHAM, LL12 8YJ. Unfortunately we are not able to accept bookings over the telephone.You can pay the balance of your fees by cheque, postal order or credit card. Alternatively, we can set up a monthly direct debit (spreading the payments for camp over a period of up to six months). If you require additional booking forms, you may photocopy this one, download one from www.emw.org.uk/camps or ask us for one. This website also keep updated with the latest details on camp places available.

We intend to have a great fun week together that is enjoyable for everyone. For some, sharing the week with 50 or so others will be unusual, but it will just add to what makes camp a different experience. However, for it to work safely for everyones benefit there will be some ground rules and other terms based on the biblical standards to which the EMW camps are committed. The terms and conditions below in part reflect those standards. Participation: It is expected that everyone will be involved in the daily programme of activities which includes a daily camp service and group Bible studies. Safety: For your own safety and that of others, you will be required to follow the instructions of the group leaders during all the activities of the week. Damage and theft: Wilful damage to the Centres property or anyone elses belongings, or any act of theft, will be charged for. Accommodation: Under no circumstances may you enter the room/tent of a member of the opposite sex. You are not permitted to enter the room/tent of another guest unless invited to do so.

Personal conduct: Acceptable standards of behaviour will be required. Behaviour that is not acceptable will be dealt with firmly. Alcohol, smoking, etc.: No alcohol or smoking is allowed in any part of the Centres or their grounds. There will be no smoking or alcohol on camp buses or during organised group activities. Audio equipment: In the interests of safety, good communication and the avoidance of nuisance, the use of any personal audio equipment (TV, computer games, radio, mp3, or CD players) will not be permitted. Please note that in completing the booking form you promise to observe camp rules. We very much hope that by making the ground rules clear at this stage it will not be necessary to deal with anyone for breach of this code. The rules are for the good of all, so the leaders feel it is very important that they are upheld. Any breaking of the rules, therefore, will be dealt with firmly. A deliberate breaking of the rules could lead to expulsion from the Centre without any refund of fees.

Evangelical Movement of Wales, Bryntirion, Bridgend, CF31 4DXcamps@emw.org.uk 01656 655886Registered charity number 222407

Camper: Address:

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Phone: Parent: Preferred Camp : years months 1) 2)

Gender: M / F

Name of church or school: Date of birth: Age on 31 Aug 09:


(please use the You must specify a second and third choice numbers on the back page) camp, in case your first choice is unavailable.

Does he/she need to take medication regularly? Does he/she have any allergies, including to medication? Does he/she suffer from any illness (eg epilepsy, asthma, etc.)? Does he/she have any educational, behavioural or social needs?

It is vital that the camp leader understands the needs of each camper early in his planning. If you withhold information at the time of booking, we may not be able to make provision for a camper who otherwise would be able to attend.

If you have answered Yes to any of the questions above, please give more details below, to ensure that the camp leader is able to make adequate provision for the camper. A more detailed medical form will be sent to you later.

Whilst all reasonable care will be taken for children with allergies, the final responsibility lies with the parents/guardian of the child.

Payment enclosedCamp Deposit: Bus Deposit (5 if reqd): Optional fees: Total: 25

If you would like to be sent details of our easy payment option, which spreads your payment over the next few months, please tick this box. There is no charge for this service, but it is only available for those booking at least eight weeks before camp. Occasionally we use images of camp in publicity material (such as this brochure, or in videos). If you object to your child appearing, please mark this box. We would like to send you occasional prayer updates and information about other relevant ministries of the EMW. If you do not want to receive this, please mark this box.

Cheques should be made payable to: Evangelical Movement of WalesIf paying by credit card, please complete the details below: Card Number: Name on card: Expiry date: Issue No: Signature: (if stated)


(sign)By signing you are agreeing to observe the camp code of conduct.

(print full name) Parent/ Guardian: (sign)The parent/guardian must sign if the camper is under 18 years old.

Booking forms should be sent to: EMW Camps, 12 Hayfield Drive, Gresford, WREXHAM, LL12 8YJ

Ar l archebu: Byddwch yn derbyn llythyr yn cadarnhau eich lle ar y gwersyll. Yn ddiweddarach, bydd arweinydd y gwersyll yn ysgrifennu atoch yn uniongyrchol. Er mwyn archebu, llenwch y ffurflen ai hanfon ir cyfeiriad priodol. Gofynnir am flaendal o 25, na ellir ei ad-dalu. Rhaid anfon gweddill y taliad erbyn 31 Mai 2009, er bod modd talun llawn wrth archebu. Os byddwch am dynnun l lai na phedair wythnos cyn dechraur gwersyll, dim ond hanner y taliad (heb gynnwys y blaendal) a ad-delir. Derbynnir archebion o 1 Mawrth 2009. Teithio: Bydd bysiau yn teithio o dde Cymru ir gwersylloedd yn y gogledd drwy gydol yr haf, gyda swyddogion yn gofalu am ddiogelwch y gwersyllwyr. Maer daith yn costio 30 (dwy ffordd). Bydd y bysiau yn gadael Caerdydd ac yn galw ym Mhen-y-bont ar Ogwr, Llansamlet, Pont Abram, Llanbedr Pont Steffan, ac Aberystwyth. Maen bosib casglu o Orsaf Trenau Peny-Bont. Er mwyn sicrhau lle rhaid talu blaendal o 5 na ellir ei ad-dalu. Gostyngiad: Gellwch ofyn am ostyngiad os ydych yn derbyn Cymhorthdal Incwm, Lwfans Ceisio Gwaith, Credyd Treth Gwaith (ddim yn cynnwys taliadau am ofal plant). Fe allwch ofyn am grant o gronfa Aunt Bessie. Maen arferol rhoi grant o 50 ar gyfer gwersylloedd dan d. Yswiriant: Mae pob gwersyll yn dod o dan yswiriant atebolrwydd cyhoeddus MEC, ond argymhellir i bob gwersyllwr gael yswiriant gwyliau personol. Pwysig: Maen allweddol fod arweinydd y gwersyll yn deall unrhyw anghenion addysgol, ymddygiadol neu feddygol sydd gan y gwersyllwyr. Trwy dderbyn y wybodaeth hon gydar ffurflen gais, bydd modd inni ymateb ir anghenion hyn.

Oni anfonir y wybodaeth wrth archebu, maen bosibl na fyddwn yn gallu paratoi darpariaeth ar gyfer gwersyllwyr a fyddai wedi gallu mynychu fel arall.Gallwch dalu gyda siec, archeb bost neu gerdyn credyd. Gallwch hefyd drefnu debyd uniongyrchol misol (gan ymestyn y taliadau ar gyfer y gwersyll dros gyfnod o chwe mis).

Rydym yn edrych ymlaen at wythnos o hwyl gydan gilydd. Efallai i rai ohonoch bydd y profiad o rannu wythnos gyda rhyw hanner cant o bobl eraill yn brofiad newydd, ond mae hyn yn un or pethau a fydd yn gwneud yr wythnos yn brofiad gwahanol. Er mwyn i bawb gael y gorau or wythnos, ac er mwyn diogelwch pawb, nodwn rai rheolau ar safonau beiblaidd sydd ynghlwm wrth wersylloedd y Mudiad. Maer rheolau ar term...