August 2-11, 2019
The LYC Europe for 2019 will be held at “Domaine de Chevetogne”, Belgium.
The dates for this year’s camp are arrival Friday August 2nd and departure on Sunday August 11th. The cost will be €170. Accommodation is in dormitories and, also where Sabbath services, Bible studies, meals and other in-door activities will take place.
Schedule permitting activities will include Bible & Christian education, hiking, orienteering, water-skiing, leather work, music, volleyball, football, speedminton, basketball, netball, swimming, softball, nature discovery, speech and leadership training. We will enjoy two Sabbaths together for relaxation and spiritual instruction, and the week will culminate with a special Sabbath dinner.
Application Forms are available from the UK Church Office firstname.lastname@example.org or from Mr Rees Ellis, Belgium email@example.com Camper and staff applications are to be sent to the UK Office and an email copy sent to Mr Rees Ellis.
Come and enjoy an action-packed week of challenge, fun and fellowship in a safe, supervised environment where you’ll make new friends, renew acquaintances, and expand your knowledge of God and his amazing creation. We want to especially encourage non-Europeans to also apply this year. Come with a friend for a memorable educational experience. In addition to camp, see the site of the famed Battle of Waterloo and the HQ of the EU in Brussels. Any such side trips will need to be taken either before or after camp.
Campers ages 12-19.
Staff volunteers 20+, especially those with prior experience of summer camp are welcome to apply. Our aim is to draw on the experience of staff, while developing the talents of prospective staff members.
Staff Arrival: Wednesday, August 1st 2018 (the earlier the better)
Camper Arrival: Friday, August 3rd 2018 (after 2 PM and no later than 4 PM)
Departure Date: Sunday, August 12th 2018 (before noon)
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Note: Tuition fees are due after acceptance, closer to the time of camp.
All applications should be returned no later than April 1, 2018.
How To Apply
Application forms are available from The UK Office (Jamie Meakin, +44 1536 520042, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cancellation / Refund Policy
All refunds for cancellations are given at the sole discretion of the camp director on a case-by-case basis. In general, once you have been accepted to camp, and the registration period has closed (whichever comes last) no refunds will be given.
Questions regarding camp should be directed to Peter Nathan (Camp Director)
Questions regarding the application process or payments should be directed to the UK Office (Jamie Meakin) at:
+44 1536 520042
Around 30 campers and staff assembled together for ten days in August 2017 at Chevetogne, Belgium for our annual Youth Summer Camp. Chevetogne is an extensive private estate that has been transformed into a comprehensive, multi-purpose recreational facility for the general public.
A full and varied program of activities designed to inform, challenge and develop our teens again proved most enjoyable and profitable. Daily Forums presented a variety of fascinating and relevant subjects from a biblical perspective, forming the backbone of what we are trying to achieve with our camps — i.e. to present God’s Way in action, based on the Bible’s enduring message. These sessions were augmented by Bible Studies and sermons on the Sabbaths.
All of the campers managed to succeed at water skiing, sometimes overcoming natural reluctance and fear. They received instruction in how to give a speech, and then all succeeded in giving one! Teamwork blossomed on the soccer and cricket pitches, at speedminton, and on the netball and volleyball courts. Swimming sessions included proficiency testing. A fascinating Nature Awareness session dwelt on the ability of birds to communicate. Rather amazingly, we broadcast recorded bird-calls – and the same birds answered from the surrounding woodland! A session of Orienteering that included learning how to make a fire without matches proved to be a novel and enjoyable challenge.
In Arts and Crafts it was impossible not to get “hooked” on the art of quilling, a type of North American craftwork involving the shaping of paper into delicate shapes and patterns. An impromptu choir learned a piece of special music to perform at services in Charleroi, Belgium on the Sabbath. Expert dance instruction may have been challenging, but it was also enjoyable and a big hit. Canoeing provided a “buoyant” and entertaining session, and crazy golf was … well crazy. As was Crazy Olympics!
All this was great fun, proving that character development doesn’t have to be dull or boring. We were “well fed and watered” throughout, with delicious food prepared by our expert catering staff. Everyone had a good time, and strong bonds of friendship were built; but inevitably going home reminded us that “parting is such sweet sorrow”.
Summer camp was once again well supervised, safe, happy, cosmopolitan and hugely enjoyable. Over many years we have learned that this investment in our youth greatly benefits their character and pays rich dividends in their lives. Though our numbers in Europe are small, providing for our youth remains one of the Church’s core goals. We continue to train new staff where we can, and reach out to the Church worldwide for participation in the camp’s continuing success. We look forward to doing even better this year.
2018 Application forms are all ready and waiting online, so why not take the plunge. Our camp is not limited to Europe, and church teens from around the world are invited to join us. We would love to see you! Go to the LCG.org website and look under “Youth Website – camps — teen camps — UK/Europe” for a full description of details, costs and how to apply. And, while you are there, check out the excellent photo coverage of the 2017 camp in all its glory.
Attention all Teens!
Applications are invited for this year’s summer camp to be held once more at Chevetogne, in the beautiful Ardennes region of Belgium. The camp arrival date is Friday 4th August 2017 and departure will be Sunday 13th August 2017. The focal point of camp will be two adjacent Chalet-style housing units with comfortable bunk beds, shower facilities, and where all meals and indoor activities will take place. Once again an exciting range of outside activities are in preparation.