Family Camp is held every spring bank holiday weekend at the end of May. It was first established in the early days of Hill House when work parties working to renovate the Main House would take advantage of the bank holiday and camp in the grounds with their families.
It is a weekend of fun, family competitions, bbq’s, fellowship and a chance to meet with God. Having grown over the years, it is regularly attended by 120 campers in their tents, caravans and motor homes.
Booking usually opens in late January and further information can be found via our social media pages, newsletters or by contacting the office.
Sadly, Family Camp was paused in 2020 due the Coronavirus pandemic.
However, we are back and have opened the Hill House Events system ready to take 2021 Family Camp Bookings!
We recognise that it may seem strange to open a booking system when the government advice regarding summer holidays is still uncertain. However, we really want to be able to run Family Camp in 2021. It is planned for Friday 28th May to Tuesday 1st June and we hope you can join us.
Family Camp is going to be different this year, so before you book please make sure that you know what to expect. Please also be aware that this could all change!
We are hoping that we will be able to get away for a break, meet, share in fellowship and support the work of Hill House over the bank holiday weekend as we usually would do. The site will have restricted use though, as the majority of the House and facilities will not be available. Campers will be able to store some foods in a shared fridge and freezer and there will be a dishwashing sink available. Shower facilities will need to be on a rota basis to ensure everyone’s safety and that the facilities can be cleaned at regular intervals.
Unlike normal years, there will be no formal program to follow. This will allow families to have far more freedom about how they choose to spend their time. There will be no children’s, youth or adult groups to attend, although we are hoping to find ways to watch and listen to the same Christian resources during your stay, but in our own family bubbles. There may also be opportunities to play games and use the pool, depending on the guidance allowed.
If you are planning to stay in the Annexe, it is probable that you will not have access to the communal kitchen or lounge during the stay. More information will be available nearer the time as we receive further details of the lifting of the lockdown restrictions. However, if the Annexe kitchen is out of bounds, there will be the opportunity to book a takeaway meal through Kay’s ‘Live Free Kitchen’ catering business. Again, more info will follow nearer the time.
We really hope that you still want to book as we would you to join us!