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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some FAQs - please check here first before contacting us. If you ask us a question which is relevant to everyone we will add it (along with the answer) to the list below.

UKYC 2023 FAQ List

How old do I have to be to attend UKYC?

You must have had your 16th birthday by the 27th of July 2023 at the latest.

For those aged 16 and 17 attending UKYC we have to follow a series of child protection guidelines. As part of our adherence to these we must receive a parental consent form from you before accepting your booking.

Where can I download the parental consent form?

Please click here to download the parental consent form.

Is there an upper age limit?

UKYC is designed for young people in their late teens, twenties and early thirties. If you are older than 35 but would still like to come, please speak to a member of the committee before making a booking.

Can married couples attend UKYC?

We would love young married couples to attend.

Please contact us to discuss your situation if you have young pre-school children and would like to bring them with you.

What is the weather going to be like?

Sunny! At least we hope so! The British Summer can have fantastic weather but unfortunately there can be the odd bit of rain as well. Temperatures are typically between 16c and 26c at this time of year.

What sort of clothes do I need to bring?

The dress code for UKYC is casual, with the exception of the memorial service where we would ask you to dress more smartly. We suggest you bring a range of casual clothes for hot or cooler weather and your sportswear. There will be opportunity to play football so bring your boots if you take it seriously!

What else should I bring?

  • Bible
  • Hymn Book
  • Note Pad and Pens
  • Towel(s)
  • Wash kit
  • Waterproof jacket (just in case!)
  • Sun cream (really!)

What are the rooms like?

Really nice! - Accommodation is in single sex lodges. Each lodge has its own lounge and kitchen area with tea, coffee and fruit provided. Bedrooms are very comfortable, all are en-suite and for sharing between 2 and 5 people.

Please note that our guidelines require you not to enter opposite-sex lodges; this is important for everyone's comfort and security. There is plenty of space in the central area for socialising.

Why is UKYC more expensive than a CYC camp?

CYC camps are held under canvas and catering and associated duties are carried out by camp members/leaders. UKYC is being held in a conference centre with full board arrangements, and the cost covers everything you'll need during the week.

When looking for a venue for UKYC the committee focussed on finding a fantastic site that was as reasonably priced as possible. The Pioneer Centre was by far the best facility we saw and one of the cheapest (certainly the cheapest that would cater for this many people).

I'd really love to come but just can't afford it!

We do not want finance to stop anyone coming to UKYC. The CBF offer holiday grants for those who would like to attend events like UKYC and cannot afford to. Please speak with you ecclesia if you would like to apply for a CBF holiday grant to help cover the cost of UKYC. If you are having any difficulty with this, then please contact us.

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