Week C

We had such a great camp last year, we thought we do it again! We had so much fun, made loads of friends and encountered Jesus. This year promises to be another great camp with our amazing team, providing a safe and fun atmosphere for everyone to come and chill, get crazy and experience new and wonderful things. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been for years, this week promises to be a great time for all.

Camp runs from Sunday to Friday and we really hope you can make it – can’t wait to welcome you!

Hey. I’m Mark Payton and married to Vicky who I met at Hill House back in the 90s! We have two teenage children who love going to Summer Camps.

Having come back to Summer Camps in 2023 (I was a camper and officer during the 90s and 00s), it was so good to see and be a part of the amazing work still going on at Hill House – this place and its work has had such a great impact on my life. It always provides an amazing safe space for young people to have fun, meet other Christians and most importantly to grow and move in their walk with God. I’m really excited to be involved again in running Week C with Esther and really looking forward to seeing what God has planned!

Outside of Summer Camp, I am part of the leadership team at Bourne Christian Centre (BCC) in Kingswood, Bristol and work there as Operations Manager. I am also involved in the children’s and youth work at BCC.

Hey, my name is Esther. I’ve been on Hill House camp since I was 11!
I LOVE it! I was a camper for many years and then went on to serve as an officer to facilitate the weeks of camp happening. It has always been a passion of mine to see Hill House continue to provide a safe, crazy, fun, memory making space for kids of all ages. I made some of my dearest life long friends at Hill House Camps and I’d love to know others have the same testimony one day.

I love this place whole heartedly, and decided to become a Trustee in 2021 as I wanted to be a part of the story that this place continues to write in the history books of peoples lives all over the world.

I currently work in a Primary School as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant 2 days a week and as a School Secretary the other 3 days. I am passionate about kids having positive life experiences and being given the opportunity to grow and develop their own faith journey.

I have 4 kids of my own and my husband, Mike and I both serve on team in our Church in Gloucester. We love God and we love to serve him in whatever capacity we can!

We hope your kids have a great time should they choose to attend any week of Hill House Summer Camps!

I’m Tim and I will be leading the Celebration times during the week. I am married to Laura and we have a brilliant little 6-year-old daughter, a cat, some fish and a house rabbit! All of whom live in the wonderful Welsh Valley of Risca.

I have been told I was first brought to camp as a babe in arms and have been most every year since; keeping to this form, our daughter first came to camp at six weeks old and has joined us every year since!

I have had the privilege of being a camper and serving in many ways at Hill House, from Duties to Tent Officer. I am hugely excited to be back and leading, along with my wife, the celebrations on Week C. Engaging young people with the word of God and letting them know they are fearfully and wonderfully made, loved and full of potential is something we will look to keep at the heart of all we do within those meeting times.

Back in the Valley, I am the assistant Pastor of a brilliant Baptist church called Moriah; Laura runs a preschool, and we both find ways to get involved in the broader life of the church within the area.