We are excited to be back at Essex Outdoors on Mersea Island for our annual Youth Gather, where there is cabin accommodation and a brilliant range of outward bound activities. We will combine opportunities for climbing high ropes, archery, zip wires and much more to keep you challenged and entertained, with guest speakers and workshops which will give you fresh insights into yourself, and your faith, by telling their stories.
The weekend includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, two Mersea activities, 2 BCYS workshops, a night in a Mersea log cabin and travel to and from Mersea Island – all of this for just £70.
This price is thanks to National Youth Sunday parish collections, to help us subsidise such opportunities.
This event is open to those in school year 9 and above.
We are thrilled to be joined for Youth Gather by
What happens at Youth Gather?
Over the course of the weekend you will also have the opportunity to…
- Hear from incredible speakers, including “The Voice” semi-finalise Adeniké!
- Try a range of outdoor activities such as Archery, High Ropes, the Climbing Wall and Zip Wire!
- Take part in Youth Led workshops, prayer and reflection.
- Get to know other young Catholics from all over the Brentwood Diocese.
- Celebrate Mass together.
- Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenery of Mersea Island.
What else do I need to know?
On the booking form you will be asked to select how you wish to travel to and from Youth Gather.
If you have selected to travel on one of our coaches, they will meet you at the following places on Saturday 21st October. (Times and exact stops TBC)
For those who have chosen to make their own way to and from Mersea Island, the address is Essex Outdoors Mersea, Rewsalls Lane, Colchester, CO5 8SX.
Please aim to arrive for 10:30 on Saturday morning and pick up will be 15:15 on Sunday afternoon.
WHAT TO BRING
Kit Lists will be sent out from Essex Outdoors, so please do read it and ensure you do not forget to bring anything you will need for overnight including a sleeping bag and pillow, and appropriate clothing and footwear as well for the outdoor activities.
BEFORE YOU GO
IT IS VITAL THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE BOOKING FORM AND RETURNED A SIGNED PARENTAL CONSENT FORM BEFORE TRAVELLING.
If you are unsure if you have any outstanding items, you can check this by logging into your account at www.bcys.net and seeing if there is anything still listed on your “To Do List”.
In order to confirm your booking you will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit.