Are you excited about EMW Camps 2018? Well, you should be! With all the awesome activities we’ve got planned, you are sure to have an amazing time!
The EMW run a total of 14 camps through school holidays each year – 11 English language, and 3 Welsh language camps. One during the Easter holidays, one during February half term, and the rest during the summer holidays. Here are our English language camps:
Camp 1 – 28 July-4 August, 10-12 years, Woodcroft
Camp 2 – 28 July-4 August, 13-15 years, Bryn-y-groes
Camp 3 – 21-28 July, 16-18 years, Bryn-y-groes
Camp 4 – 4-11 August, 10-13 years, Woodcroft
Camp 5 – 4-11 August, 15-18 years, Bryn-y-groes
Camp 6 – 18-25 August,10-13 years, Pentrenant Hall
Camp 7 – 18-25 August, 14-16 years, Bryn-y-groes
Camp 8 – 4-11 August, 11-17 years, Newtown
Camp 9 – 25 August-1 September, 14-18 years, Dyffryn Ardudwy
Camp 10 – 25 August- 1 September, 11-14 years, Talybont
The Aunt Bessie Fund
The Aunt Bessie Fund was set up to sponsor campers from families who struggle financially. It contributes at least £50 towards indoor camps and £30 towards the church-based/outdoor camps. Last year the fund provided over £3,000 for dozens of children, and it is likely there will be an increase in numbers using the fund this summer.
There is also a separate fund to help pay for the 200 or so volunteers who serve on camps. Each volunteer is asked to make a contribution to help cover costs (£65 for waged; £45 of unwaged), and pay their travel expenses to/from camp and to training days. Many give more than this, but some need financial help.
You can donate to either fund here.
Talybont and Dyffryn Ardudwy: The two outdoor sites at Talybont and Dyffryn Ardudwy are on Wales’ beautiful west coast. Both have indoor cooking and dining facilities, and there are hot showers guaranteed in the shower block – this is ‘outdoor ‘ camping in real luxury! Accommodation is in large ridge tents. Both sites are close to the beaches, mountains and some great outdoor activities.
Newtown: Newtown Evangelical Church, surrounded by the stunning rolling hills of mid-Wales, is a modern, spacious church venue complete with table tennis, pool tables and football/archery field. The church is a brief, gentle stroll away from the local leisure centre where campers can have a regular swim (and proper wash!). Although you’ll be sleeping on a camp bed in the church, this camp still includes all the usual games, outdoor pursuits and trips!
Bryn-y-groes: In the heart of ‘Welsh Wales’ is Bryn-y-groes in Bala. Bryn-y-groes has a tennis court, spacious grounds, playing field as well as a smashing sports hall complete with table tennis and pool tables. It is just a few minutes walk from the local leisure centre and Bala’s famous lake and mountains – perfect for sailing, kayaking, canoeing and other activities.
Pentrenant Hall: This beautiful centre in the heart of the Welsh hills looks more like a stately home than a camp venue (very posh!). It is near Newtown and there is always a great atmosphere. The spacious site is full of things to do including swimming, table tennis, snooker, football and much more besides.
Woodcroft: In the south is Woodcroft Christian Centre that stands in its own grounds of around four acres between the Wye Valley and the Severn, about two miles from Chepstow. In addition to the beautiful views you can enjoy a game of pool, the BBQ area, table tennis, football and you may catch a glimpse of the famous peacock that visits from time to time.
Are you a Welsh speaker? Check out our Welsh language camps!