Are you ready for Basecamp? 

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 Basecamp?

The weekend is called Basecamp because like the Prodigal Son we all need to return and retreat to God’s base, to learn more

about him, how to live for Jesus and to live life well by his Spirit. Join us for another faith-filled weekend away at Basecamp’24, at the Pioneer Centre! Risk the heights of the Zip Wire or take on the challenge course, all in the company of other young people. We will gather to worship Jesus and to learn how we can live more like him.

So invite your friends and your youth group (not forgetting your youth leader!) and book on for what promises to be a fun-packed weekend.

Who’s it for?

Those in Years 7-13 are welcome to come along, with your youth leaders! Basecamp is an opportunity for local youth groups to gather together, to meet and get to know other Christians from the area in a fun and informal way whilst also furthering your faith. Come develop new friendships and deepen existing ones!





What’s involved?

It all takes place at the Pioneer Centre, Shropshire. It’s a great place with fantastic facilities and food.

Bring your youth group along to partake in activities such as:

  • worship, teaching and time for prayer
  • outdoor activities like climbing, abseiling and archery
  • discussions on life, the Bible and faith


It starts on the Friday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon.

How much does it cost?

  • Standard price (Deadline is before 1st December): £130

This covers everything: transport, accommodation, meals, activities etc. If cost is a problem, do speak to your youth leader. We don’t want anyone to miss out!



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.

What have previous years looked like?

Here is last year’s highlights video. Click here if you would like to see some photographs from this year.

Youth leaders

The purpose of these weekends is taking 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.