Bookings open 28th January 2019 at 10am!
Are you excited about EMW Camps 2019? Well, you should be! With all the awesome activities we’ve got planned, you are sure to have an amazing time!
The 2019 Brochure
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 – 20-27 July, 16-18 years, Bryn-y-groes
(Andy and Alison Taylor, and Matt Francis)
Camp 2 – 27 July-3 August, 10-12 years, Woodcroft
(Dan Lewis, Helen Jackson, and Ed Collier)
Camp 3 – 27 July-3 August, 13-15 years, Bryn-y-groes
(Mark Gilmore, Rebecca Graham, and Luke Jenner)
Camp 4 – 3-10 August, 10-13 years, Woodcroft
(Andrew Norbury, Lianne Jones, and Owen Blackwood)
Camp 5 – 3-10 August, 14-17 years, Bryn-y-groes
(Stephen Wells, Libby Emlyn, and David Lewis)
Camp 6 – 17-24 August,10-13 years, Pentrenant Hall
(Joshua Slade, Grace Webber, and John Funnell)
Camp 7 – 17-24 August, 14-16 years, Bryn-y-groes
(Paul Watkins, Nicola Edkins, and John Richards)
Camp 8 – 3-10 August, 11-16 years, Newtown
(Ben Keen, Sharon Owen, and Sam Keen)
Camp 9 – 24-31 August, 14-18 years, Dyffryn Ardudwy
(Darren and Jenny Coffin, and Jim Grindell)
Camp 10 – 24-31 August, 11-14 years, Talybont
(Ben Christofides, Bron Roberts, and Owen Batstone)
23-27 April, 11-18 years, Newtown Evangelical Church
(TBC, Sharon Owen, and Pete Campbell)
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 (£70 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: The outdoor sites at Talybont and Dyffryn are on Wales’ beautiful west coast. With indoor cooking and dining facilities, and hot showers guaranteed in the shower block – this is ‘outdoor’ camping in real luxury! Accommodation is in large ridge tents. The sites are close to 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!