At the start of the summer holidays, 2011, a group of 10 families from 0930 Live! braved the unpredictable English weather and set up camp for the weekend near Beeston.
Once again, we returned to the site owned by Tarporley Baptist and Methodist Church, for our annual weekend at the start of the summer holidays. The weather held for us, after an initial shower as we pitched tents on the Friday, and we enjoyed a weekend of food, fun and fellowship.
Our theme this year was ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ and Andrea Ellams, our Young Families Worker, had prepared lots of crafts and thoughts around this theme. The children made felt hearts and balloon faces, and created full-size pictures of themselves showing what made them happy.
On the Friday evening we all walked down to the canal in beautiful sunshine and were met by a family of swans, the parents eager to show off their seven ‘babies’. Saturday afternoon, many headed to Beeston Castle and the Ice Cream Farm, whilst the older boys struck off on their bikes to explore the countryside.
As before, the grave stones round the back of the site provided a safe place for the children to play and let their imaginations run away!
On the Sunday we held a short 0930 Live! in the open air and then finished the weekend with yet more food and a final walk in the wonderful sunshine. So, another relaxed and happy weekend at this great location. We are planning a day there on Sunday 16th October, to walk and then share a meal, hopefully around the campfire again. We would love anyone to join us on this day and more details will follow. We have also provisionally booked the site again for next year, 20th-22nd July 2012.
This is now a fixture in the 0930 Live! calendar, so look out for details as we plan ahead for next year’s camp. To book your place, or to get details, contact Pippa Jacobson by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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