Every year, we run or help organise summer camps for children and young people. These take place in Ireland, Belgium, France and Germany.
The aim of our camps is to make disciples of Jesus Christ, passing God’s truths down the generations. By proclaiming and teaching God’s word, we also help children to develop a vision for mission to others. Campers take part in lots of fun activities, as well as learning more about Jesus. Whether you come as a camper, leader or helper, we guarantee you will have a great time.
In Ireland, our camps have been running for more than 50 years. Junior Camp is for children (8-11 years old) and Senior Camp caters for young people (12-17 years old). Camps take place in July or August and each lasts for one week. To find out more about our Ireland camps, get in touch.
“I’ve been going to Crosslinks junior camp since I was eight. I’ve made new friends and we learn loads about God and do lots of fun activities. I can’t wait to go to senior camp this year!”
Rachel, Crosslinks camper
“[Camp] was really challenging and really helped me to grow in my faith, and deepen my love for Christ.”
Matthew, Crosslinks camper
“This was my last year of sending a child to camp. I am so thankful for Crosslinks and for what my kids have gained from camp. It has enriched their spiritual lives immensely and I am blessed that they are following Jesus and serving Him where he has placed them.”
What other ways can I help Ireland camps?
Partnering with camps in prayer and giving. We are seeking 50 gospel partners who will commit to support this ministry by praying and giving. Just £10 per month will enable Crosslinks to maintain and even grow this vital ministry. You can do so here or by contacting us for more information.
Camp promotion. Perhaps you could promote camp in your church amongst children, young people, parents and potential leaders. Contact us for more information.
Belgium, France and Germany
We support InterAction Camps, who run bilingual Christian activity holidays in association with La Ligue pour la Lecture de la Bible (the Bible Reading League). The camps are for 10 to 18-year-olds and give them the chance to take part in lots of fun activities, practice their language skills, engage with another culture and receive clear bible teaching. Camps take place in Belgium, France and Germany and everything is done bilingually, with translations. InterAction is a great place to make friends, have fun and learn about Jesus.
Find out more and book your child’s place on a camp at www.interactioncamps.org.
DATES FOR 2019
A camp (14-17 year olds): Saturday 27 July – Sunday 4 August
B camp (11-14 year olds): Monday 5 – Sunday 11 August
B camp (10-14 year olds): Friday 26 July – Saturday 3 August
A camp (14-18 year olds): Sunday 4 – Monday 12 August
Friday 26 July – Friday 2 August . Sign up here!
Grow your leadership skills
If you are over 18 and are fluent in the French or German language, you can volunteer as a leader or cook on an InterAction camp. InterAction runs an “Animateurs En Formation” (Animef) scheme that offers young people valuable experience and contacts, sometimes as a first step to a year in Europe as part of a university course. Find out more at www.interactioncamps.org.
To help support InterAction financially, get in touch or donate below.