Join us in the spectacular Lake District for unforgettable adventures in the great outdoors – on the lake, in the river and on the fells. On site we’ll be making new friends, studying the Bible, playing games, slip sliding, singing, dancing, chilling and worshipping God together. No experience needed. Just come along with a willingness to join in and have the best week of the year with us! Choose the things you’d like to try and have some amazing fun. Come and find out what life is really about!
The Location :
The Kepplewray Centre is well equipped, with small dormitory-style accommodation, and plenty of space for chilling. It has outstanding facilities for people with disabilities and we love to include people of all abilities in everything that we do. It has extensive grounds near the pretty town of Broughton within the Lake District National Park. There are 2 large playing fields and facilities for archery, crate stacking, tree climbing, and many more inventive and challenging activities. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, we are close to fantastic places for abseiling, rock climbing and ghyll scrambling. We also have our own private access to Coniston Water where we canoe, paddleboard, build rafts, and enjoy fun activities on the nearby island. On walk day there is something to suit everybody - whether you prefer to explore woods or hidden caves, or take up the challenge of conquering one of England's highest mountains. Whatever you choose, the memories will stay with you for ever!
The Activities and The Programme:
Our program is based upon members choosing from an amazing range of activities amidst a daily routine of morning and evening Bible teaching, worship, discussion, and prayer. Between a smattering of team games and whole Venture mayhem, members can choose whether to go paddle boarding, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, ghyll scrambling, bridge jumping or walking amidst spectacular scenery. Against this backdrop, our morning and evening meetings are a highlight with music, drama and teaching from the Bible to challenge and inspire. There is always time for chilling and chatting with friends and the Kepplewray family continue to encourage one another in our Christian walk throughout the year.
Marian, Daphne and Richard are all 'old hands' as Overall Leaders! Together we will be coordinating an enthusiastic team of creative and energetic volunteers, many of whom have been coming to Kepplewray for years and some of whom will be new 'Keppleleaders'. Experienced teachers and youth workers join with students and young professionals from many different backgrounds (as well as the odd vicar!), to put together a fun-filled and action-packed program from morning to night. Qualified Kepplewray Instructors work alongside us, supervising all outdoor activities to ensure that we stay safe on our adventures.