Countdown to Easter Youth Trip 2024
Jam packed few days away for teens and their leaders – Open to young people in 6th class up to 6th year.
A chance to enjoy games, food and lots of fun together as we explore what it means to know God through the theme of Prayer!
What to expect…
Morning and Evening Sessions
Our trip away will centre around time spent exploring questions about Faith in Jesus. This year we will be focusing on “The Lord’s Prayer” as we dig into what prayer is and the difference it makes in our lives. Meetings will look a bit different each day but will involve worship music, prayer, a short talk and time to respond.
Discussion Groups and Reflection Time
A time to divide into smaller groups and think more deeply as we unpack what we’ve heard during the sessions. This is a chance to ask questions, share doubts, wrestle with new ideas and also get to know your group better.
Hunt The Leader and Off-Site Trips
We won’t just be staying at the centre- there will also be time to visit the local area and maybe find a few leaders in disguise in Bandon!
Prayer Room and Seminars
For those who want to dig a little deeper or spend time reflecting on their faith journey there will be prayer spaces available throughout the trip to go for some quiet time with God. We will also have some optional seminars with a guest speaker coming along to help us think about some key topics.
Free Time to relax
Whether you like unstructured chill out space, or to get involved with planned activities such as boardgames, crafts, tournaments and sports a key part of the trip is enjoying spenting time together !
Crazy Games and Activities
Because who doesn’t love some pointless absurd frivolity!?
Faith Mission Centre
Carhue, Bandon, Co.Cork, P72 YW67
GPS: 51.743302, – 8.814899
Situated just 6Km from Bandon, the centre is nestled near the Bandon River, just off the R586.
The accommodation includes dorms for young people with adjoining rooms for leaders, as well as a kitchen, dining area, sports hall, meeting room and lots of outdoor space.
Info for Parents
We are committed to following ‘Safeguarding Trust’ (the Church of Ireland’s child protection policy) as a way of creating and maintaining a safe environment where all our children are protected from any type of abuse.
All over 18 leaders are Garda Vetted and have recieved safeguarding training in compliance with the church group they are attending with.
€90 per person (reduced for families of 3 or more)
– This includes food, accommodation, resources, offsite outings from arrival on Wednesday til collection on Saturday.
– For those travelling from Dublin travel costs will be discussed with group leaders and taken into account for overall cost.
– Young people may also bring along some pocket money if they wish to spend on off-site outings or in the tuckshop.
N.B We never want anyone to miss out due to financial strain so if this is causing you concern please contact Sarah Louise and we’ll figure out a way to accommodate any budget with the utmost discretion.
Rewind to 2023
Rewind to 2023
Highlights from last year!
“The people, the food, the worship, the experience, the place, hunt the leader and the games.”
“Hunt the leader, the worship music and the conversations I got to have with leaders and other people”
Key “take homes” from the sessions
” The different ways people experienced God, how nice worship was and how now I know God is with me all the time.”
“That if you give yourself and your suffering to God he will lead you”
Hope to see you there! Keep an eye out for more details on the website and feel free to get in tough with Sarah Louise if you have any questions!