DIOCESAN CONFIRMATION WEEKEND
Our Diocesan Confirmation Weekend this year was held from Friday 1st to Monday 4th June at Muckross Youth Centre, Killarney, Co Kerry. Steve Grasham (Youth Development Development Officer – Church of Ireland Youth Department) led our worship during the weekend. Using the theme of journeys throughout the weekend, he talked about how Confirmation is one of the milestones in our life journey as well as in our journey of faith. Steve also talked about how there are other events in our lives and people that shape our journeys of faith. On Sunday evening a number of prayer stations were set up and the engagement by those present was amazing to witness. It was also great to have Steve speak at and have the group involved at the family service in St Mary’s Church, Killarney on the Sunday morning.
The weekend also involved a number of offsite activities. On Saturday everyone enjoyed a trip to Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre where we enjoyed the day rock climbing and kayaking. Sunday after church, we went to Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre where we spent the day flying through ziplines and challenging each other on the gladiator challenge. On Monday we returned to Ballyhass to have some fun at the Aqua Park. It’s safe to say that everyone also enjoyed the onsite activities during the evenings such as the table quiz and disco. Overall, a great weekend was had by all the young people and leaders who attended. Our prayers continue to be with those who have been confirmed or are yet to be confirmed.
SUMMER MADNESS – Friday 29th July – Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Hopefully when these notes appear and readers are reading them in Newslink our Group who are joining with Cork Youth Council this year will be soaking up the sun and hopefully not the rain at Summer Madness at Glenarm Castle Estate in County Antrim. We look forward to providing a full report in next Newslink.
JUNIOR SUMMER CAMP – Sunday 15th July – Friday 20th July 2018
What? Our ACTION- PACKED and FUN FILLED Junior Summer Camp will be a superb opportunity to join old friends, make new friends, enjoy amazing adventure and activities and awesome opportunities to learn more about God in the middle of the summer holidays. Book today and don’t delay!!!!!
Where? This camp will take place at Lissadell Youth Centre, Lissadell, Co. Sligo.
Who? Our Junior Summer Camp is for those between 10 – 13 years. Final date for bookings by text, call or e-mail to Edward is Friday 6th July 2018 to confirm you are coming with booking form arriving by post no later than Monday 9th July 2018.
What’s on? Our packed programmes on Junior Summer Camp will include the following: Zany Icebreaker Games, Awesome and Creative Worship & Workshops, Leader reflections, Table Quiz, Charades, Bingo, Variety Show, Crazy Mini Olympics Team Challenger, Man-hunt, Waterfight, Campfire, Bar-B-Que, Disco, Two days of Outdoor activities at Donegal Adventure Centre, Bundoran (www.donegaladventurecentre.net) to include the following activities: Surfing, Torioch Adventure Challenge on one day and on the other Kayaking and High Ropes Course etc., Day Trip to Lough Key Forest & Activity Park (loughkey.ie) to include Zip it Forest Adventure Tree Top course ( climb it, swing it , surf it, zip it !!) and Lough Key Experience with Tree Canopy, Trip to town of Bundoran for swimming at Waterworld, Bowling and Amusements at Glowbowl & Fast Food at KFC, Stand Up Paddleboarding with Sligo Bay Sup (www.sligobaysup.ie) and much more FUN, FAITH and FELLOWSHIP than one could ever imagine……..
The Junior Summer camp fee will be the same as last number of years at €220 for full week. SPECIAL OFFER – €20 discount off every booking if booking for more than one event over summer 2018 from same family. This discount includes Summer Camps & Summer Madness. A non-refundable deposit of €100 must accompany all bookings. The fee includes return transport, food, accommodation, transport during the event and all programme costs.
SENIOR SUMMER CAMP – SUNDAY 19TH – FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST 2018
What? Our Senior Summer Camp will be a superb opportunity to join old friends, make new friends, try new things, enjoy amazing fun and awesome opportunities to learn more about God. Book today and don’t delay!!!!!
Where? The event will take place at Carhue Centre, Carhue,Bandon, Co. Cork.
Who? Our Senior Summer Camp is for all those attending secondary school and upwards. Final date for bookings by text, call or e-mail to Edward is Friday 10th August 2018 to confirm you are coming with booking form arriving by post no later than Monday 13th August 2018.
What’s on? Our action packed programmes will include the following: Zany Icebreaker Games, Awesome and Creative Worship & Workshops, Table Quiz, Charades, Variety Show, Disco, DVD, Crazy Mini Olympics Team Challenger, Questions & Answers, Free time, Outdoor activities at Oysterhaven Activity Centre, Oysterhaven, Kinsale, Co. Cork to include the following activities Kayaking , Stand Up Paddling & Jungle Quest Adventure Course (www.oysterhaven.com) , Climb It, Swing It, Surf It @ ZIPIT Forest Adventures, Farran Wood, Co. Cork (www.zipit.ie),Karting, Laser Tag, Archery, Sumo Wrestling, Gladiator Jousting & Lunch at Kartworld Adventure Centre Watergrasshill (www.kartworld.ie) ,Fun Team Challenges, Military Assault Course, Obstacle course, Water Slide at West Cork Secret (www.westcorksecret.ie)
The Senior Summer camp fee will also be the same as the last number of years at €220 for full week. SPECIAL OFFER – €20 discount off every booking if booking for more than one event over summer 2018 from same family. This discount includes Summer Camps & Summer Madness. A non-refundable deposit of €100 must accompany all bookings. The fee includes return transport, food, accommodation, transport during the event and all programme costs.