Who is able to come to Easter Camp?
Easter Camp is open to all who are interested in exploring and deepening their understanding of Christian Science! You do not need to be a member of The Mother Church or a branch church to attend. We welcome people of all ages, though many of the Easter Camp activities are aimed at young people.
Where do I stay at Easter Camp?
Easter Camp is based at a holiday park, where you share static caravans of usually 4-8 people. It is a great way to meet new people – there is also an option on the registration form to request to share a van with someone you may know who will also be attending the camp.
If you are a young person aged 16 or over, there is the option to share a caravan with other young people of your gender. Many Easter Campers love this and find that it’s a great way to connect with other campers around their age.
Family vans are an option for those coming to camp as a family group or with children. Baby cots are usually available on request.
Easter Camp is a self-catering event – the caravans are equipped with food storage areas, including fridges, as well as cooking facilities.
Can I attend Easter Camp alone if I am under the age of 18?
16/17 year olds are able to attend Easter Camp without their parent/legal guardian, however they do need to have an ‘Easter Camp Guardian’ who will be responsible for the young person and their wellbeing throughout the week. This Easter Camp Guardian should be known to the young person and comfortable with the responsibility they are taking on. There is a small amount of paperwork involved in this.
Under 16s cannot attend Easter Camp without a parent or legal guardian.
What metaphysical support is available at Easter Camp?
Each year there is a Christian Science Practitioner and Christian Science Nurse available at Easter Camp. The services of both are included with your Easter Camp fee; there is no additional charge.
What do you do at Easter Camp?
There are lots of activities going on throughout the Easter Camp week! There are many Christian Science focused activities, such as church services, discussion groups and a talk given by that year’s Easter Camp Christian Science Practitioner. There are also other activities available, such as watersports, high ropes courses, treasure hunts and arts & crafts. Some of these outdoor activities may have an additional cost of £15-35 per person. There is also time to relax and socialise with other campers. All activities are optional, and it’s up to the individual to decide which activities they would like to take part in. Each camper will receive a timetable at the start of the week with an outline of what is going on each day.
Is Easter Camp a self-catered event?
Yes, Easter Camp is a self-catered event. However, on the first evening, when campers are arriving, there is a welcome meal provided by the Easter Camp committee. There is time at the beginning of the week to go food shopping, and time each day for preparing and eating meals. The static caravans are equipped with food making and food storage facilities.
How much does Easter Camp cost?
£150 per person(s) ages 26 and over
£100 for 11-25 year olds
£80 for 5-10 year olds
Under 5s are free.
Please note that there is an additional cost for bringing a dog, and due to the limited number of dog vans, the additional dog fee must be paid within a week of booking acceptance.
Is there financial aid available toward Easter Camp?
Yes! There is financial aid available toward the cost of the Easter Camp fee for those who need it. We do not want the cost of Easter Camp to be the reason someone can not attend. There may be financial assistance available toward travel costs within the UK depending on your financial situation – please contact the treasurers about this. If you would like to know more about the financial aid that is available, please contact the treasurers direct at – all information regarding financial assistance is completely confidential and remains between the camper and treasurer.
Can I bring a pet to Easter Camp?
Dog vans are available with an additional fee, and these can accommodate up to two dogs. However, there are a limited number of these vans available and therefore the additional dog fees have to be paid within one week of booking acceptance in order to reserve the dog van. If you would like to bring a pet that is not a dog, then please email the treasurer regarding this (at ) so we can find out if it will be possible.
What should I bring to Easter Camp?
Several weeks before Easter Camp, campers will be sent an ‘Info Pack’, with lots of useful information regarding that year’s camp, including a ‘Packing List’. We encourage campers to bring warm clothes, as well as waterproofs, as Easter weather in the UK can be unpredictable!