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FAQs for young people


Where are the holidays and when do they run?

Order a copy of the latest brochure. You can also use the search tool on our website and sort by date and location. Like churches, Ventures vary in style - if this is important to you, contact the Ventures and Falcons Office or a leader on the holiday to chat it over.

How can I find the right holiday for me?

The best place to start to find the right holiday for you is to take a look at our brochure. You can either view this online or we can send you a copy in the post. You can also use the search tool on our website and sort by date and location. If you’re still not sure, please contact the Ventures and Falcons Office or the leader listed for a particular holiday.

How old do I need to be?

We run holidays for 8-18 year olds and each holiday has a specific age range within that.  You must be at least eight years old by the start of the holiday. Occasionally leaders may be flexible on this - it's worth asking.

How inclusive will the holiday be?

Our goal is to include and welcome every young person, whether they have faith or not, and regardless of family circumstances, race, gender or sexuality (including those who identify as LGBT+). We strive to make sure that every young person has equal access to the opportunities that we offer. If you want to talk things through with someone to make sure we’ve got everything in place for you and can offer you our very best welcome, we’d really encourage you to contact the bookings contact, Overall Leader or the Ventures and Falcons Office.

Do I need to be a Christian or go to church?

No. Our holidays are suitable for those of any faith or none at all – everyone is welcome. They provide young people with the opportunity to explore life with Jesus in a way that is suitable for someone who is looking at it for the first time or for those who want to be stretched and develop their faith.

Can I take my phone with me?

We recommend that you don’t bring mobile phones on our holidays as these can be distracting and get damaged. You’ll be able to call home if you need to though and we provide a number so that people can get hold of you. Each holiday has different guidance on mobile phones so it might be helpful to get in contact with the Overall Leader before you go.

What is the accommodation like?

Our accommodation is as varied as our holidays, and it will be clear from the brochure whether it is indoors, in tents or on boats. Most of our accommodation is in small or large dormitories. If you'd like to know more, please contact the Ventures and Falcons Office or the leader of the holiday, whose details you can find in the brochure.

What do I need to take on the Venture and what time should I arrive?

All our holidays are different so we don’t have a set list that covers everything. But don't worry, the leaders of the Venture will contact you in advance with all these details and more.

Who's in charge on the holiday?

Our holidays are led by carefully selected volunteers, whose primary responsibility is to provide a safe and enjoyable holiday for young people. Each holiday has Overall Leaders appointed by and accountable to CPAS.

What if I can't find the answer to my question?

For more details about a particular holiday it's best to speak to one of the leaders or the Bookings Contact.

If you have a general enquiry which isn't answered elsewhere, you can contact the Ventures and Falcons Office by emailing or calling 0300 123 0780 (option 1).

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