Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to take the very difficult decision to cancel next year’s Basecamp. We are very disappointed to have to do this but due to current restrictions, and the uncertainty of the next few months, we have been left with no real choice.

But we will be back as soon as we can so watch this space!

Basecamp is a weekend away for youth groups that Thrive hosts and leads. Youth Leaders bring their groups along to build relationships with their young people and meet other youth groups from across Warwickshire.

What is it?

It’s called Basecamp because we all need to retreat back to God’s base, to learn more about him, how to live for Jesus and to live life well by his Spirit.

Who’s it for?

This weekend is a chance for local youth groups to come together, to deepen existing friendships and develop new ones, and to see that there are more Christian young people around than you might think!  If you are in school years 7-13, then you are welcome to come along, and bring your youth leaders!

Bring your youth group and your youth leaders, we want to gather all together. It will be your youth group, joining together, having fun, learning and growing alongside other youth groups doing the same, sharing space and time, and building connections.

What’s involved?

It all takes place at the Pioneer Centre, Shropshire. if you’ve been before, you’ll know what a great place it is, with fantastic facilities and food.

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  • outdoor activities such as climbing, abseiling and archery
  • great worship, teaching and time for prayer
  • discussions on life, the Bible and faith
  • chance to develop deeper friendships with each other – and God.

It starts on the Friday evening, ending on Sunday afternoon and age groups in school years 7-13 can come.


We will be hearing about how we can make the most of life, be bold in our choices and live lives that make the world a better place. We’ll chat together and encourage each other to live a life of adventure, rooted in a relationship with Jesus.

Youth leaders

The purpose of these weekends is take all the pressure off your shoulders in organising a weekend away, and to allow you to spend time investing in the relationships with your young people. Thrive will organise all the content, worship, teaching, activities and admin for the whole weekend, allowing you to do what you are called to do: to invest in your young people.

This isn’t a weekend to send your young people on – it’s a weekend to bring your young people to. We create an environment for both young people and adults, to interact. So we ask every church who send young people on the weekend to provide at least one adult, DBS-checked leader to be responsible for your youth. Please supply at least one adult for every 8 young people.