1. TrusteesCCYC is a registered charity (Charity number: 510036) and is managed by a small team of Trustees:
  • Ian Baxter – IT Consultant. He is a member of St Andrews Church in Cheadle Hulme. He first attended Camp in 1978.
  • Neil Baxter – technical officer working in the National Nuclear Laboratory.  He is a member of St John’s Church in Whitehaven.  He first attended Camp in 1977 and has been the Treasurer since 1987.
  • Claire Lee – HR Consultant. She is a member of Christchurch in Derby. She has been going to Camp since she was 11 years old.
  • Reuben Lee – Aeronautical Engineer working in Derby. He is a member of Christchurch in Derby. He has been going to Camp since he was 11 years old.
  • Cathryn MacPherson – Physiotherapist working in Glasgow.  She is a member of Greenview Evangelical Church in Glasgow.
  • Nick Williams – head of RE at a high school in Stockport.  He is a member of Hope Church in Ashton-in-Makerfield. He first attended Camp in 1994.
  • Sarah Williams – manager at the University of Manchester.  She is a member of Hope Church in Ashton-in-Makerfield. She first attended Camp in 1992.

What we believe

  1. The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is true in every detail.
  2. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.
  3. Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary, rose from the dead on the third day, ascended back to Heaven where He now lives.
  4. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way a person can be saved from eternal punishment.
  5. The Lord Jesus Christ will return to take His people to Heaven for eternity.

Child Protection

Camp are members of Thirtyone:Eight (formerly known as The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service). All leaders are required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and must adhere to the CCYC child protection policy.  Nick and Sarah Williams are the Child Protection Co-ordinators and Claire Lee is their Deputy.

How Camp began

FirstCampThe first Camp was held in 1961 at Buttermere with 18 boys (see picture opposite). This quickly grew to 34 boys in 1962 when the Camp was held at Wasdale. The Camp moved again in 1963 to Bassenthwaite with 40 boys. In 1964 the Camp was opened up to girls and the numbers steadily rose to around 300. Today the Camp is held at Braithwaite with around 160 campers each year.