memorial-groupADVENTURE CAMP 2016

The 43rd Adventure Camp took place from the 26th─30th August at the Sir John Lowther County Scout Activity Centre near Kettering. 26 young people, 2 trainee staff, 7 crèche children and about 20 staff attended.

The theme was John Wycliffe. Through his leadership the Bible was translated into English in the 14th century. On Saturday the young people visited St Mary’s church in Lutterworth where John Wycliffe was rector john-wycliffe-paintingfrom 1374 to 1384. It was explained to the young people that the work of John Wycliffe has motivated many to continue the work of translating the Bible into other languages. Several Bible translating organisations use ‘Wycliffe’ as part of their name. Here are some Bible translation and language facts according to the Wycliffe Alliance: ‘● Languages currently spoken in the world: 7,097. ● Languages that currently have Scripture: 2,932 (of these, 555 have an adequate Bible, 1,333 have an adequate New Testament and 1,045 have at least one book of the Bible). ● Total number of languages in which Bible translation is in progress: 2,771. ● Languages that need a Bible translation project started: 3,771.’ On Saturday the young people also visited Gideons International; one of the reasons the Gideons decided to make their UK headquarters in Lutterworth was because of John Wycliffe. (Gideons International have given away over 2 billion Bibles and New Testaments since 1908!) At the conclusion of Adventure Camp each young person received a Ladybird book entitled The History of our Bible, as it has a John Wycliffe section. (The group photograph was taken on the steps of the John Wycliffe Memorial in Lutterworth.)

On Sunday the young people had an enjoyable time at Wicksteed Park. It has 147 acres of beautiful, rolling parkland, 30 exciting rides and activities and Europe’s longest zipwire!


Day activities this year included: Archery, Bouldering Wall, Campcraft, Christian Living, Drums, Fitness, Leatherwork, Obstacle Course, Orienteering, Pedalkarts, Swimming, Tower Climbing and Tunnel. Evening activities included: Balloons Challenge, Bedtime Stories, Camp Fire, Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday, Messy Games, Newspaper Towers, Olympic Games, Quizzes, Team Building, Team Monopoly and a Video of the 2015 Adventure Camp.

At the end of Adventure Camp Chinelo Ozumba was presented with the best junior camper certificate and Ria Morar was presented with the best senior camper certificate. It is planned that the theme of Adventure Camp 2017 will be John Newton. The dates for Adventure Camp 2017 are Friday 25th of August to Tuesday 29th of August.

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