What are Falcons?

Falcons are fun-packed, affordable, Christian holidays for 8-18s.

Falcons provide challenge, excitement, fun, rest and laughter for 8-18 year olds who face disadvantage in their day-to-day lives. Each summer almost 30 holidays take place providing respite, fellowship and adventure to over 500 children and young people.

Fun-packed

Our holidays are especially designed for fun and excitement featuring some of the following activities: outdoor pursuits, swimming, team games, theme parks, arts and crafts, farm animals and trips to the seaside.

Affordable

As a charitable organisation, our aim is to provide subsidised, quality holidays for children and young people who face disadvantage and wouldn't otherwise get a holiday.

Please help us continue and develop this vital ministry by sponsoring a place for a child, giving regularly by standing order or making a one-off donation.

Christian

Falcons are run by teams of committed and enthusiastic volunteer leaders who are passionate about communicating - through their words and actions - God's love. Many children and young people hear and respond to the gospel message for the very first time on a Falcon.

For 8-18s

Each year over 500 children and young people experience a fun-packed Falcon. Many of the 8-18 year olds who enjoy these Christian holidays have a connection with a church youth group while others hear about Falcons through their schools or social services.

Falcon leaders

Falcons are led by teams of carefully selected and trained Christian volunteers who are committed to working with young people facing disadvantage. Many of them work regularly with young people throughout the year.

Overall leaders are in charge during the Falcon (and they are accountable to the staff and trustees of CPAS). The rest of the team take on various responsibilities under the direction of their overall leaders.

Anyone who has any contact with the children and young people on a Falcon must undergo the checks of our child protection policy to ensure their suitability for working with those in our care. The policy is based on guidelines from the Church of England, Home Office and the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS).

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