Whether it’s going away for a weekend house party or taking a group away on a weeklong holiday with other groups, residentials are a vital part of any youth ministry’s calendar.

It’s a great idea to find the right destination for your group and put some dates in the diary.

Follow the links to some great sites and info on residentials.

  • CCI is an association of Christian organisations and individuals involved in residential holidays, camps, conferences and outdoor centre ministries. It provides benefits that enable its members to accomplish, more effectively, the unique work to which God has called them. CCI promotes the benefit of the Christian residential experience and provides the public with associated services and resources.
  • Youth Work Resource has a useful section of their website all about organising a successful residential, covering topics such as booking a site, managing the food and keeping everything within budget.
  • Scripture Union Holidays  offer a wide range of holidays; some involve lots of different activities, some a particular activity such as biking, sailing, drama or computers. Holidays range for different ages, from 8-18+.
  • CPAS Ventures offer life changing holidays for 8-18s, providing a unique holiday experience to many thousands of children and young people each year. Led by committed Christian leaders who have a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus with young people through the environment of a fun, activity holiday.


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