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UK Information for EYPC 2015

The following information specifically applies to those attending the conference from the UK and Ireland. Please carefully read the general announcements in addition to these points:

Young Peoples’ Applications

Applicants from the UK and Ireland may attend the conference as young people if they are in secondary school through to the completion of the first year of university or equivalent.

Conference Academic Years Completed
Junior 7, 8 , 9, 10
Senior 11 ,12 ,13, Uni 1st yr.
Lower Range
  • Have completed Year 7 (going into year 8) and have attended a residential young peoples’ conference in the UK. (I.e. Yr 7 conference, Thetford Camp, UK YP conference or WST)
  • Otherwise, have completed Year  8 (going into year 9)
Upper Range

Those who have completed the first year of university or equivalent have the following options:

  1. Last year to attend as a young person
  2. First year to attend as a helper either as:
    1. A helper with Junior group
    2. A practical serving one

Serving Ones and Helpers

All serving ones and helpers from the UK are subject to approval from the UK coordinating brothers and are required to:

  • Be a pattern to the young people, including keeping all the regulations
  • Possess a valid DBS or CRB to serve with young people
  • Attend a UK serving ones orientation Lord’s Day July 26th at 2pm in Poland
New (First Time) Serving Ones and Helpers

In addition to the above, those attending for the first time as a serving one or helper are required to:

  • Read through “How to Lead the Young People”
  • Write what they have enjoyed from this booklet and why they would like to serve
  • Attend the morning coordination meetings during the conference
  • Be clustered together with more experienced serving ones
Ratios of Serving Ones

There must be one serving one for every three young people attending. This means that those coming from the UK and Ireland may need to coordinate and blend in their clusters to cover this ratio.

Travel Dates and Arrangements

Due to the limited numbers of flights and increase in prices, this year we have added the possibility of arriving a day earlier. In order to take care of transport arrangements to the conference, please book your flights according to the following guidelines:

ARRIVALS in Krakow (KRK)

Saturday 25th of July

  • Arriving in Krakow before 6pm – can take coach to Małe Ciche
  • Arriving in Krakow after 6pm – *stay in Krakow and catch a coach Lord’s Day

Lord’s Day 26th of July

  • Arriving before 2pm – can take coach to Małe Ciche

* There is a reasonably priced university dormitory we have used in previous years called Hotel Studencki “Piast”, rooms can be booked at their website: http://www.hotelestudenckie.pl

DEPARTURES from Krakow (KRK)

Saturday 1st of August

  • Departing after 5pm

Lord’s Day 2nd of August

Please coordinate your flights with the saints in your cluster. No young people will be allowed to arrive the day early on the 25th or remain a day later on the 2nd of August without accompanying serving adults.

We strongly suggest that you do not make any travel plans for the conference until you receive the confirmation that you have been accepted.

Extra Day Before and After

We recommend that saints from the UK arrive a day early before the conference on Saturday 25th July and remain an extra night, returning on Lord’s Day 2nd  August.

On the Saturday afternoon after the conference, along with the saints from the US and some other countries, there will be a trip to the nearby town of Zakopane for a gospel time and sightseeing, followed by an overflow meeting in the evening. For those flying on Lord’s Day, attendance at these activities is not optional as the conference regulations will still apply – it will still be necessary therefore to maintain the ratio of one serving adult for every three young people participating.

Payment for the extra days must be made as a part of registration. To cover meals and snacks on the excursion each person will need to bring approximately £10 in addition to the above costs.

YP Camp 29-31 May

Finish the Summer half-term with friends at Thorpe Woodlands Activity Centre in Thetford Forest. A weekend full of fun activities, exploring the outdoors and meetings that will take you on a journey through the gospel of John. Don’t come alone, bring your friend with you!

Where is it?

Thorpe Woodlands, Adventure Centre, Shadwell, Thetford, IP24 2RX

When?

10 am Friday 29th – 2pm Sunday 31st May. (Please note that due to lack of availability of the activity centre this is the last weekend of half-term not the first)

Who can come?

Young people (11-18 years old) and serving ones. Families may able to join subject to availability.

How much does it cost?

£35 for camping or £55 for indoor stay.

Deadline: 11th May

Download Flyer to give to friends and family

How do I register?

1. Register Below & 2. Parental Consent Form Thetford-2015 (.DOCX) Parental Consent Form Thetford 2015 (.PDF)

Register below for the young people's camp in Thetford Forest, May 29-31. Those under 18, coming without parents should bring a completed parental consent form.

Payment may be made on arrival.

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