Camp

Morley Camping Venture is run by the members of the Church and supported by other local churches. It was established in 1999 to organise camping holidays for young people from all backgrounds who live in Morley and the surrounding districts. Campers will be involved in a mixture of physical and fun activities while also teaching them about Christianity. It is this balanced mixture that has made, and will continue to make, the camps a success.

Recent camps have benefited from financial support from Leeds City Council, Morley Town Council, local businesses and Christian charities allowing an exciting range of subsidised activities to be conducted.

Many of our camps have been held at the Northwood Christian Center in High Legh

2017 Camp

In 2017 we held a single camp at High Legh for ages 11-16; activities included, a visit to Jump-Inc trampoline centre in Leeds, a night walk, team games and challenges on site,  swimming at Knutsford and Broomfield Leisure Centres, a day out at the seaside in Rhyl, an afternoon at the Red House Maize Maze and a day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

2016 Camp

In 2016 we held a single camp at High Legh for ages 11-14; activities included a day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, a night walk, team games and challenges on site, canoeing at Pugneys near Wakefield, swimming at Broomfield Leisure Centre, a day out at the seaside in Rhyl, and an afternoon at the Red House Maize Maze.

2015 Camp

In 2015 we held a single camp at High Legh for ages 11-14; activities included a night walk, team games and challenges on site, canoeing at Pugneys near Wakefield, swimming at Broomfield Leisure Centre, a day out at the seaside in Rhyl, an afternoon at the Red House Maize Maze and a day at Gulliver’s World theme park.

2014 Camp

In 2014 we held a single camp at High Legh for ages 11-13; activities included a night walk, team games and challenges on site, canoeing at Pugneys near Wakefield, swimming at Broomfield Leisure Centre, den building in the Delamare Forest, an afternoon at the Red House Maize Maze and a day at Gulliver’s World theme park.

2013 Camp

In 2013 we held two camps at High Legh, the first for the older teenagers was at the start of the school holidays.  Activities included a night walk, team games and challenges on site, canoeing at Pugneys near Wakefield, a picture quiz in Lymm, swimming at Broomfield Leisure Centre, a day out at the seaside in Rhyl and an afternoon on Aerial Extreme. The second camp was for ages 11-13 and activities included a night walk, team games and challenges on site, canoeing at Pugneys near Wakefield,  a picture quiz in Lymm, a day out at the seaside in Rhyl and a day at Gulliver’s World theme park.

2012 Camp

The 2012 camp was held at High Legh and covered the full age range from 11-17. Activities included a night walk, team games and challenges on site, swimming at Broomfield Leisure Centre, a day out at the seaside in Rhyl, den building in the Delamare Forest, an afternoon at the Red House Maize Maze and a trip to Camelot theme park.

 2011 Camp

For 2011 we returned to High Legh with a junior camp for ages 11 -13, we had an enjoyable time of outdoor activities, team challenges, a scavenger hunt in Lymm, swimming at Broomfield Leisure Centre and a days out to the seaside at Rhyl and Camelot theme park. We also held a separate camp at The Oaks in Sheffield for those 13+ which was run for us by the specialist team at the Oaks and included accommodation in dormitories and a variety of outdoor activities and team building challenges.

2010 Camp

This was held at Thornthwaite in North Yorkshire utilising a purpose built building with meeting rooms, kitchen and dormitories owned by the scouts. Activities included swimming, walking on the moors and around Swinsty Reservoir, a trip to Pately Bridge and days out to the seaside at Saltburn and to Lightwater Valley theme park.

2007, 2008 and 2009 Camps

In 2007, 2008 and 2009 a single camp week was held at High Legh in Cheshire. Events included: water sports, walks, a trip to the Amazing Maize Maze, a day at Camelot theme park, swimming at Bradford and Broomfields Leisure Centre in Stockton Heath, a day trip to the seaside at Rhyl, a scavenger hunt through Lymm, a trip to the Delamere Forest to build dens along with a variety of games on site and indoors at Stockton Heath Independent Methodist church.

2006 Camps

In 2006 two camps were organised. The first was held at The Bothy near Keswick in the Lake District for ages 13-16. Events included: swimming at Bradford, team building activities and a CAT ride at Rooking Farm, walks, boating on Ullswater, a session on ‘Go Ape’ and gill walking, along with a variety of indoor games and other activities.

A second camp for ages 11-12 was held at High Legh in Cheshire. Events included: water sports, walks, a trip to the Amazing Maize Maze, a day at Camelot theme park, swimming at Bradford and Broomfields Leisure Centre in Stockton Heath, a day of team building and craft activities organised by Groundwork along with a variety of games.

2005 Camps

In 2005 a camp was held at Easter for ages 13-16 in the Gateway Centre at Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Events included: swimming at Barnsley Metrodome, water sports at Carsington Reservoir, walks, cycling and a day at Alton Towers along with a variety of indoor games and other activities.

A second camp for ages 11-12 was held at High Legh in the summer. Events included: water sports, walks, a day at Camelot theme park, swimming at Bradford and Water World in Stoke on Trent, fun activities at Broomfields Leisure Centre in Stockton Heath and a variety of games and team building activities.

2004 Camps

In 2004 two separate summer camps were held on consecutive weeks at High Legh in Cheshire.

The first week was for ages 11-12. Events included: water sports, walks, a day at Gullivers World theme park, fun activities at Broomfields Leisure Centre in Stockton Heath, swimming at Knutsford Leisure Centre and a variety of games and team challenge activities.

The second week was for ages 13-16. Events included: water sports, walks, including a night walk, a day at Camelot theme park, swimming at Knutsford Leisure Centre and a variety of games and team challenge activities.