As the easing of restrictions has been delayed, we are now planning to run day camps in line with the government guidelines for stage 3 as well as that of the National Youth Agency which is the National body for youth work in England. To limit the potential spread of the virus we are going to run three 2-day Camps for the three main areas where we have bookings from campers, as well as online Zoom events at the start and end of the Camp week (Saturday 24 July 8-9pm and Friday 30 July 8-9pm).  See table below:


Area Saturday 24 July Sunday 25 July Monday 26 July Tuesday 27 July Wednesday 28 July Thursday 29 July Friday 30 July
Camp A – Outside Cumbria (Wigan, Manchester etc.) Zoom Day One Day Two Zoom
Camp B – Carlisle bus (Carlisle, Wigton, Aspatria) Zoom Day One Day Two Zoom
Camp C – Whitehaven bus (Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport, Cockermouth) Zoom Day One Day Two
and Zoom

If you are coming from outside these areas you can choose to attend Camp A, B or C and can either make your own way to the site or go to one of the pick-up points above.

The timetable for each day will consist of some on-site activities including sports, competitive activities, workshop and lunch (10:00-13:30) and then off-site activities (13:30-16:30) – campers can choose between climbing (day one or two), paddle boarding (day one or two), archery (day one only) or raft building (day two only). We will provide a hot meal for lunch and a packed tea for them to enjoy on their way home.


Transport will be provided for each of the three main areas, as follows:

  • Outside Cumbria (25th and 28th July) – starting at Wigan at around 7.30am and returning to Wigan around 7.00pm
  • Carlisle (26th and 29th July) – leaving at around 8am calling also at Aspatria and Wigton and returning to Carlisle at around 6.30pm
  • Whitehaven (27th and 30th July) – leaving at around 8am calling also at Workington, Maryport, Dearham and Cockermouth and returning to Whitehaven at around 6.30pm

Symptoms and testing

Campers and leaders will be strongly encouraged to take a lateral flow test BEFORE they come on site – anyone who does receive a positive result will not be able to attend camp. Anyone who has any COVID symptoms (high temperature, new and continuous cough or loss of taste or smell) will not be allowed to attend. Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive in the last 10 days (i.e. have been asked to isolate with NHS track and trace) will not be allowed to attend.

Fees and booking

The cost of Camp has been reduced to £50 per camper.  This includes a Camp T-Shirt, transport, catering and off-site activities as well as the two Zoom events at the start and end of Camp. The Camp fee is highly subsidised with gifts from local churches and the actual cost is around double.  This can be paid by BACS transfer or cheque – see page 3 of the Campers’ information leaflet for details.

To book a place, you will need to complete the following forms as well as pay the full £50 fee:

  1. Camper’s application form (if you have already completed this before the 2-day camps were confirmed, you do not need to complete another copy)
  2. Day camp form (this is to confirm which day camp your child will attend, any transport requirements and to book their off-site activity)

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 June.  As numbers are limited, places will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Book now to avoid disappointment.

CCYC 2021 Videos

For those not attending CCYC this year (or if you want to take another look!), you can watch the videos from the main teaching sessions during the week: