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Welcome to Ventures! Take a look at our amazing selection of lifechanging holidays in 2018. Ventures are packed full of great activities and masses of fun, while enjoying the opportunity to explore life with Jesus.

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So what are Ventures? Ventures are holidays for young people aged 8-18. They’re open to those of any faith or none at all – everyone is welcome! We think Ventures are incredible holidays. Packed full of activities and with time to relax, they give 02 | VENTURES 2018

young people the chance to make long-lasting, life-enhancing friendships. Plus there’s space to chat about how the promises, challenges and questions in the Bible can apply to life, with the help of our amazing leaders.


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Do you know about Falcon holidays? Falcon holidays are for young people who face disadvantage in their daily lives, as a result of challenging personal, family or social issues. These holidays are heavily subsidised so that the price is not a barrier to anybody attending, and have an even higher ratio of leaders to young people, making sure that each child’s individual needs are met. If your group or someone you know would benefit from a Falcon holiday, please call our office on 0300 123 0780 (option 2) to talk it through.

Can you help Falcons?

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If you’d like to help support this work through prayer or giving, please email supporter.relations@cpas.org.uk or visit www.cpas.org.uk/give. Thank you.

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Any questions before you book? When do Ventures take place? Ventures don’t just happen in the summer. We have holidays at Easter, New Year and during half-terms too. Take a peek at our All Year Round Ventures (pages 6-7) for more information.

How do I get to my Venture? We ask people to make their own way to the Venture, but it might be worth contacting the Venture leaders to see if they know about any group travel arrangements.

How do I book? Simply make an online reservation at www.ventures.org.uk or complete the paper booking form in the centre pages of this brochure and send it to the Bookings Contact for your chosen Venture.

How much do Ventures cost? Ventures are great value. On average, the cost is under £38 a day which covers superb accommodation, excellent on-site facilities, amazing activities and fun day trips. If price is a barrier, we’d rather you let us know so we can talk you through our bursary scheme in case that helps get you there!

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Will it feel like church? Ventures do vary a bit, just like different churches. If you do go to church and want something that matches its style (or offers something different) let us know, and we can point you in the right direction.

Who’s in charge on a Venture? Our holidays are led by volunteers, whose primary responsibility is to provide a safe and enjoyable holiday for young people. We use the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as part of our safer recruitment policy and each holiday has Overall Leaders appointed by and accountable to CPAS.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us on ventures@cpas.org.uk or give us a call on 0300 123 0780 (option 2) and one of the team will be able to help you!


Now start searching Details of all the individual holidays are shown in the following pages, and there’s a summary of dates and age-groups on page 26.

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If you agree Ventures are great and more people should enjoy them, you can play a big part in making that happen! These are holidays worth sharing and word of mouth is the most influential factor in helping someone decide to come along for what could be a life-changing experience.

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ALL YEAR ROUND Ventures aren’t just summer holidays. Here are the details of Ventures which take place at Easter and during half term holidays.

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Easter Haslemere DATES: 2 APR - 7 APR 2018 The Royal School, Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1HQ Haslemere offers you a high-octane activity programme, whilst also providing space to build lifelong friendships and explore the Christian faith and its challenges. Plenty of sport, music, creativity and laughter, with optional outings, beautiful scenery and great food. Life Changing! We even offer guided revision slots for those approaching exams. What better way to spend your Easter break? LEADERS: Paul Peterson (07939 125375) Sami Watts (01628 440106) Janique Waghorn (07595 291857) EMAIL: haslemere@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Carol Aitman, 48 Downview Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4QY (07766 527117)

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AGE: 13-19

PRICE: UNDER 16:£709 16+ :£749

Ski Switzerland 2018 DATES: 6 APR - 15 APR 2018 Chalet Im Rohr, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland The Ski Venture is all about a great time skiing, finding out more about God, what life is all about and what being a Christian means. Along with spaces for around 40 young people there will be a team of fantastic leaders who will provide food, lessons, entertainment and the evening meetings. IMPORTANT: to book please visit www.skiventure.uk and download the Ski Venture booking form. LEADERS: Geoff Harley-Mason (01564 775519) Matt Hustwayte (0115 841 0727) EMAIL: ski@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Matt Hustwayte, 18 Crookdole Lane, Calverton, Nottingham, NG14 6GF (0115 841 0727)

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Broads Cruise DATES: 31 MAR - 7 APR 2018

NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 12-16

PRICE: £320

Martham Boat Co Ltd, Cess Road, Martham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4RF Join us for a rip-roaring adventure on the stunning Norfolk Broads. Be part of a crew in a flotilla of yachts. Relax, make new friends and learn how to sail in a team - sometimes in exciting conditions! Learn just how important you are to Jesus. LEADERS: Paddy Gleave (01225 463360) Stephen Didsbury (020 8505 0886) Greg Bridges (01304 361657) EMAIL: broadscruise@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Stephen Didsbury, 16 Latchett Road, South Woodford, London, E18 1DJ (020 8505 0886)

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AGE: 8-11

PRICE: £109

The Buzz: Lancaster DATES: 29 MAY - 1 JUN 2018 Lancaster Royal Grammar School, East Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EF Solve a mystery in a fun-packed holiday at The Buzz! You’ll have fun, tackle challenges and solve the greatest mystery ever. There will be games inside and out, exciting activities and inspiring crafts. You’ll be part of a team making friends and having fun, and we will solve the Case of The Best News Ever from the Bible. You’ll be able to ask your detective questions about the big things in life. LEADERS: Mark Tomlinson (07940 567046) Stephen Boyall (07729 454251) Pete Boorne (07785 753545) Helen Neville (01772 456713) EMAIL: thebuzz.lancaster@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Jo Boorne, 179 Lancaster Road North, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PY (07974 686844)


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The Buzz: Smallwood Manor DATES: 29 MAY - 1 JUN 2018 Smallwood Manor, Smallwood, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8NS We’re buzzing for this year’s The Buzz, and we’d love you to join us for it! Set in our top secret detectives’ headquarters, we will be investigating one of the most exciting things ever: a dead man coming back to life. Can it really be true? And what does it all mean? All this along with some top class games, activities and food. We can’t wait to see you for the best week of the year!

06 NIGHTS: 3

AGE: 9-13

PRICE: £148

LEADERS: Robin Barfield (01606 860170) Dave Casson (0151 645 2518) Aled Seago (020 8014 3033) Anna Leadbetter (07527 169694) EMAIL: thebuzz.sm@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Fiona Morgan, 165 Crook Lane, Winsford, CW7 3DR (01606 861860)

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AGE: 10-13

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Haslemere @ Danehill DATES: 22 OCT - 25 OCT 2018 Cumnor House School, London Road, Danehill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7HT In deepest, darkest Sussex lies a hidden secret. In the autumn half term 2018 the Haslemere Ventures team will once again spring into life for 3 days of high energy, fun-filled, Jesus-centred activity. Fantastic setting, indoor pool, abseiling and climbing, crazy games and creative crafts. Make great friends and explore God’s love. School Years 6-8. LEADERS: Paul Peterson (07939 125375) Polly Davis (01303 627598) EMAIL: haslemere@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Carol Aitman, 48 Downview Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4QY (07766 527117)

Bridgwater 1 DATES: 20 OCT - 23 OCT 2018 Hill House Christian Centre, Hill House, Otterhampton, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2PT Bridgwater is an amazing 3-night houseparty, full of fun, games, activities, with old friends to meet and new ones to make; and an awesome time learning about God! Bridgwater 1 is for school years 4-8, where we have brilliant facilities, excellent food, a bonfire, a feast and chill-time too; your perfect October half term break! LEADERS: David White and Helen Pattinson (01462 733223) Paul and Debbie Evans (07976 299318) EMAIL: bridgwater@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: David White, 10 Cornflower Crescent, Stotfold, Hitchin, SG5 4HW (01462 733223)

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AGE: 14-18

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Bridgwater 2 DATES: 23 OCT - 27 OCT 2018 Hill House Christian Centre, Hill House, Otterhampton, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2PT Develop your creative worship skills by majoring in drama, dance, music or visual art - with an exciting variety of fun taster sessions too! Bridgwater 2 is for school years 9-13, where you can enjoy outdoor activities, meet new people and worship God in a fantastic fun-filled few days. Brilliant facilities, excellent food, a bonfire, a banquet and chilltime too; your perfect October break! LEADERS: David White and Helen Pattinson (01462 733223) Paul and Debbie Evans (07976 299318) EMAIL: bridgwater@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: David White, 10 Cornflower Crescent, Stotfold, Hitchin, SG5 4HW (01462 733223)

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Ski Switzerland 2019 DATES: 12 APR - 21 APR 2019

NIGHTS: 9

Chalet Im Rohr, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

AGE: 13-19

Easter 2019 does seem like a LONG way away, however it is never too early to start thinking about a fabulous Ski Venture in Switzerland. As in previous years, the Ski Venture will be at the Chalet Im Rohr in Lauterbrunnen. Snow, God and Fun. What more could you be looking for? Check the Ski Venture website for preliminary details: www.skiventure.uk

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IMPORTANT: to book please visit www.skiventure.uk and download the Ski Venture booking form. LEADERS: Geoff Harley-Mason (01564 775519) Matt Hustwayte (0115 841 0727) EMAIL: ski@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Matt Hustwayte, 18 Crookdole Lane, Calverton, Nottingham, NG14 6GF (0115 841 0727)

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This section has lots of choice for children at the younger age range or just starting out on their Ventures journey. Other holidays suitable for ages BRAMBLEWOOD (10-13) BRAMBLETYE 3 (9-12) KNOCK (9-14) REIGATE 2 (10-13) WOOLIE 4 (10-13) BLAITHWAITE (11-18)

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Blandford 3 DATES: 27 JUL - 3 AUG 2018

NIGHTS: 7

Knighton House School, Durweston, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0PY

AGE: 8-11

Crossing the Limpopo River, competing for the Blandford cup, making tie-dye shirts and other crafts, climbing trees and enjoying delicious food all before lunch! A great way to start the day at Blandford 3. We cram our days with fun and laughter and throughout the day learn about God. Join us making friends, meeting Jesus and having an adventure.

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LEADERS: Phil and Becky Howden (0114 232 1009) EMAIL: blandford3@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Becky Howden, 8 Marlcliffe Road, Sheffield, S6 4AG (07736 275277)


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Maidwell Taster

NIGHTS: 4

Maidwell Hall School, Maidwell, Northampton, NN6 9JG

AGE: 8-11

Everything that is great about a Venture, jam-packed into 5 fun-filled days. Whether you enjoy sports, drama, crafts, cookery, swimming, challenges, delicious food or just making new friends, Maidwell Taster is the place for you. Put this together with some great Bible teaching and you are in for a week you will never forget!

PRICE: £160

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PREVIOUSLY WENSLEYDALE 1 AND 2

NIGHTS: 4

AGE: 8-12

PRICE: £149

DATES: 13 AUG - 17 AUG 2018

LEADERS: Gareth and Becky Davies (07425 137408) EMAIL: maidwelltaster@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Karen Sanders, 5 Herga Mansions, Herga Road, Harrow, HA3 5AY (020 8861 5173)

Wensleydale @ Dallam DATES: 29 JUL - 2 AUG 2018 Dallam School, Heversham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7EH

12 NIGHTS: 6

AGE: 8-12

PRICE: £260

DATES: 29 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 St. Hugh’s School, Cromwell Avenue, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6TQ One week of theatre workshops to devise a performance of words, music, dance and physicality for a unique show: imagine and express your ideas about life and faith with dramatic twists and turns. Plus ridiculous games, indoor swims, outdoor trips and occasional minutes of mayhem. Stage-Fright encourages children to think creatively for themselves and with others. Find us at www.stage-fright.org.uk LEADERS: Michael Johnson (07737 477193) EMAIL: stagefright1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Iuliia Fedorenko, CPAS Ventures, Sovereign Court One (Unit 3), Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ (07908 963991)

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Four days in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside to have loads of fun, make new friends and learn about what it means to follow Jesus. There will be crafts, games, lots of time outside both on-site and nearby. You will be made very welcome whether you come on your own or with friends. A great introduction to Venture holidays! LEADERS: Joanna Anderson (07958 659704) Mark Anderson (0191 246 0763) Luke Parker (07983 067565) Jonny Parker EMAIL: wensleydale.dallam@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Joanna Anderson, 23 Alwinton Terrace, Gosforth, Tyne And Wear, NE3 1UB (07958 659704)

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Incredible Ventures for children aged 9-14 at a great mix of venues across England.

Brambletye 3 PREVIOUSLY LINDFIELD

DATES: 13 AUG - 18 AUG 2018 Brambletye School, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3PD Join us at Brambletye 3 for five funfilled and action-packed days with something for everyone! Take your pick from loads of sports, crafts, music and drama; enjoy awesome team challenges and legendary games; explore the woods and the adventure playground, and swim in the indoor heated pool. Bring friends and make new ones, and meet the best friend of all: Jesus. LEADERS: Tim and Catherine Wilson (01233 620371) Caroline Andrew (01628 828231) EMAIL: brambletye3@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Catherine Wilson, The Rectory, The Street, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3AY (01233 620371)

15 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 10-13

PRICE: £298

Bramblewood DATES: 28 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 Brambletye School, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3PD WOW! “BRAMBLEWOOD IS BRILLIANT!” “Best Week Of My Life” Great variety. GREAT FUN. Great place. GREAT HOLIDAY! Crafts, chill, GAMES, drama, MEGA-OUTINGS! “So Cool!” Theme Park, JESUS, Hunt’n’Grunt, seaside, optional outdoor/water activities. “So Much Fun” RU 1st or 4th timer? Quiet? Loud? Creative? Sporty? Alone? With friends? “ENJOY BEING YOURSELF!” Book NOW *Travel planned Midlands/London. LEADERS: Tom and Vandella King (01926 650336) EMAIL: bramblewood@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Vandella King, Copse Hill House, Fosse Way, Moreton Morrell, Warwick, CV35 9DE (01926 650336)


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knock DATES: 5 AUG - 11 AUG 2018

NIGHTS: 6

Knock Christian Centre, Knock, ApplebyIn-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6DL

AGE: 9-14

Knock. Yes it is a real place, in fact it’s a really special place and we would love it if you could join us there next summer for a Venture filled with fun and laughter. If you are looking to spend your summer making new friends, taking part in exhilarating activities and learning about God in the open countryside, then look no further. Welcome to Knock.

PRICE: £223

LEADERS: Sue Powell (01457 874000) EMAIL: knock@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Sue Powell, New Barn Cottage, Heights, Delph, Oldham, OL3 5TY (01457 874000)

17 NIGHTS: 6

AGE: 10-13

PRICE: £228

Reigate 2 PREVIOUSLY ROMSEY 3

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DATES: 12 AUG - 18 AUG 2018

STAGE-FRIGHT 1 (8-12) WENSLEYDALE @ DALLAM (8-12) BLAITHWAITE (11-18) CANAL CRUISE (12-18) CRICCIETH 2 (11-16) DUE SOUTH (10-14) REIGATE 1 (10-14) SANDILEY (10-16)

Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0TD Goodbye Romsey, hello Reigate! Romsey 3 is reinventing itself at our glorious new site in Reigate. Whether you want to burn energy on the sports pitch, laugh out loud during late night ents or relax in the pool, Reigate 2 is the place for you. It’s a fantastic place for old and new friends, exciting activities, and best of all, meeting King Jesus through the Bible. Come and join the family! LEADERS: Matt Hutchings (07912 883679) Jim Walford EMAIL: reigate2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Mei Dibble, 11 Doggetts Close, East Barnet, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 8SJ (07709 009863)

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Woolie 4 DATES: 21 AUG - 27 AUG 2018

NIGHTS: 6

Elstree School, Woolhampton Hill, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, RG7 5TD

AGE: 10-13

Come to Woolie 4 for great activities: swimming, indoor games in an amazing sports hall, outdoor games in stunning grounds, plus great craft, and exciting activities offsite too. Clear teaching straight from the Bible. Get to know Jesus for the first time, or know him better and learn how to tell others about him.

PRICE: £228

LEADERS: Ben Sargent (01425 672850) Alison Howard-Williams (020 8460 1128) EMAIL: woolie4@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Suzi Arnold, 36 Rowan Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7JG (07803 611614)

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19 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 11-14

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PREVIOUSLY CASTERTON 1 @ ASHVILLE

DATES: 21 JUL - 28 JUL 2018 Ashville College, Green Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 9JP Ashville and Quinta are the same life-changing Venture, previously Casterton One, now run on two epic sites, fun-packed with outdoor activities, laughs, Bible, energy, friends, games, tunes, questions, adventure, food, teams and Jesus! LEADERS: Andrew and Meera Mills (01226 246387) EMAIL: ashville@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Meera Mills, 15 Ashleigh Vale, Barnsley, S70 3RL (01226 246387)


20 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 11-14

PRICE: £251

Barnstaple 2 DATES: 28 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 West Buckland School, West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0SX Bible - chances to learn about God, Activities - loads for everyone to choose from, Really good food, New friends to meet, Sleep - we all need it sometimes! Time to think, All kinds of sport, Plenty of laughs, Leaders who are loads of fun, Easily the best week of the summer! 2 - how many times you will want to go (at least!) BARNSTAPLE 2 the best week of the holiday!

21 NIGHTS: 6

AGE: 11-14

PRICE: £240

Beechwood DATES: 29 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 Beechwood Park School, Beechwood Park, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8AW Life to the full with Jesus. Great fellowship and new activities this year like laser tag! More laughing, crafting, swimming, eating, soaking & chillingout! Same Lord Jesus exploding from your Bibles! LEADERS: Steven Hanna (07506 558840) Rich Carding (01480 700927) EMAIL: beechwood@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Helen Troup, 6 Burleigh Walk, London, SE6 1BA (07890 607744)

LEADERS: Tom Brassil (01752 547492) Andy Bowden EMAIL: barnstaple2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Meg Brassil, 3 Vinery Lane, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 8DD (01752 547492)

23 NIGHTS: 6

AGE: 12-17

PRICE: £239

Brymore 1 DATES: 29 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 Brymore Academy, Cannington, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2NB What will summer 2018 mean to you? At Brymore 1, summer’s about developing friendships, experiencing new things, making memories and discovering a Creator who wants a personal relationship with you! This summer, don’t just choose a holiday; instead, check into Brymore 1 - it might just change your idea of summer (and life) forever! LEADERS: Capt Graham Nunn (01622 672088) EMAIL: brymore1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Katie Hamilton, 1 Peveril Road, Duston, Northampton, NN5 6JW (07968 279081)

24 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 12-18

PRICE: £308

22 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 11-18

PRICE: £275

Blaithwaite DATES: 18 AUG - 25 AUG 2018 Blaithwaite House, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 0AZ Crazy activities, amazing people. Choose either a full week of outdoor activities (kayaking, climbing etc), or a mix of outdoor stuff and music activities (forming bands, song writing etc). Evenings involve tasty food, modern worship, team chats, chocolate and hilarity. Add wide games, a bonfire and a ceilidh, and you’ve arrived at Blaithwaite! If transport is tricky, tell us and we’ll try to help. LEADERS: Christina Grant (07957 211033) Rebecca Burton (07867 980113) Luke Dyer (07521 699096) EMAIL: blaithwaite@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Alison Burton, The Rectory, 30 Leswell Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1RP (01562 824490)

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DATES: 11 AUG - 18 AUG 2018 Dark Lane, Braunston, Daventry, Northants, NN11 7HJ Step aboard for a royal adventure, exploring the Kingdom of God and our place in it! Enter a world of peaceful simplicity where the pace of life slows and there’s plenty of time to relax. Enjoy a range of on-board crafts and games to pass the time, and play your part steering the boat, working the locks, and keeping the crew fed, earning points for your achievements on our simply awesome voyage! LEADERS: Margaret Gompers (07751 592502) Rowena Gee (07879 002700) EMAIL: canalcruise@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Louise Rafferty, 5 Mill Court, Fakenham, NR21 9AU (01328 855672)

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25 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 11-14

PRICE: £289

Casterton 2 DATES: 11 AUG - 18 AUG 2018 Casterton School, Casterton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, LA6 2SG What can you do with 164 hours? Be part of Casterton 2 for 7 days that will change your summer. Join us in a great place near the beautiful Lake District, for a great time: loads of fun to have, fantastic activities to enjoy - from swimming to power kiting, crafts to wide games, watersports to indoor climbing, new friends to make, and find out about the greatest person ever: Jesus!

26 NIGHTS: 9

AGE: 11-16

PRICE: £267

LEADERS: Robert Tearle (07495 994555) Robert Parson (07951 321776) EMAIL: casterton2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Sarah Warner, 30 Heron Close, Blackburn, BB1 8NU (01254 659568)

27 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 11-14

PRICE: £243

Danehill DATES: 11 AUG - 18 AUG 2018 Cumnor House School, London Road, Danehill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7HT The best week of the year; something for everyone! Great food, drama, and music. Amazing choice of on and off-site activities, including sports, crafts, swimming, trips to the beach and a theme park. Lots of fun and laughter with new friends, really clear Bible teaching, and unforgettable last night entertainment! LEADERS: Marc Lloyd (01435 830421) Jim Charles (020 8303 8713) Isaac Pain (07738 301996) EMAIL: danehill@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Yvonne Lloyd, Warbleton Rectory, Rookery Lane, Rushlake Green, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9QJ (01435 830421)

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Criccieth 2 DATES: 31 JUL - 9 AUG 2018 Bron Eifion Farm, Pwllheli Road, Criccieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0SA Criccieth is a quiet town in beautiful North Wales which annually hosts Criccieth 2 Venture. Join us for exciting activities, such as rock climbing, sea swimming, archery or climbing Mount Snowdon, all while learning about God. Close to the beach, Snowdonia National Park and the world famous ice cream shop, Cadwalader’s, Criccieth offers the perfect setting for an exciting adventure this summer! LEADERS: Ellen Horton (07984 034176) Andrew Gordon (07748 773046) Alex McGregor Ian Webster (07985 348838) EMAIL: criccieth2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Avis Gordon, 47 Agecroft Road West, Prestwich, M25 9RF (0161 798 8018)

28 NIGHTS: 6

AGE: 10-14

PRICE: £249

Due South DATES: 5 AUG - 11 AUG 2018 Prestfelde School, London Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6NZ If you like non-stop fun, loads of activities, great worship, and learning new stuff about Jesus, then Due South is for you. We have workshops in music, photography, dance, craft and much more; plus sports, games and inflatables. Based in Shrewsbury, we have a fantastic venue, so come along and join us in August for excitement, fun, friends and a great time. All you have to do is head Due South! LEADERS: Mark Fraser (07811 389902) Becky Fraser (07779 089167) EMAIL: duesouth@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Becky Fraser, 49 Singleton Avenue, Bolton, BL2 6JG (07779 089167)


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Haywards Heath PREVIOUSLY SE4 @ DANEHILL

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DATES: 4 AUG - 11 AUG 2018 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 11-14

PRICE: £255

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Cumnor House School, London Road, Danehill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7HT Come discover the amazing news about Jesus on a week of brilliant fun including indoor and outdoor activities, woodland wide games, sports, crafts, swimming, and MORE! You’ll make new friends and enjoy being with our leaders who come back year after year. LEADERS: Samuel Smith (07886 923769) EMAIL: haywardsheath@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Lucy Downer, 58 Mansfield Road, Wanstead, London, E11 2JN (07759 060719)

Legacy DATES: 22 JUL - 27 JUL 2018

NIGHTS: 5

St. Mark’s College, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JD

AGE: 10-14

Life is an adventure to be lived to the full - join us for a week packed with outdoor activities such as bushcraft, campfires, an assault course, archery, ultimate frisbee, wide games and much more. We will learn together, worship together and pray together; exploring what God has in store for us. The adventure starts here! Boys only.

PRICE: £260

LEADERS: Peter Hillman (01799 522006) Matt Rose (01268 565650) EMAIL: legacy@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Elizabeth Noakes, St. Mark’s College, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JD (01799 522006)

NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 11-14

PRICE: £257

Hope Valley 1 DATES: 28 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 Thornbridge Outdoors, Thornbridge, Great Longstone, Bakewell, DE45 1NY Our Venture is brilliant fun with awesome activities! Breathtaking scenery, fabulous food, amazing experiences and time to learn about Jesus. Walk up mountains, climb on rocks, sky ropes and zip wire, or go abseiling. Fantastic evening meetings full of energy, fun and excitement, and Bible teaching to make you think. See also Hope Valley 2: same site, same dates but ages 14-18.

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LEADERS: Andy and Amanda Brewerton (01709 589674) Dave and Helen Barnsley (01332 585190) EMAIL: hopevalley1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Jennifer Newman, 1 Hartley Close, Kilnhurst, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 5US (01709 581163)

32 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 11-14

PRICE: £259

Leiston DATES: 28 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 Sizewell Hall, Sizewell, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4TX Leiston is a week by the sea in a beautiful house with the best puddings around! We do a mixture of activities: it’s a knockout, a mixture of sports and craft as well as a trip to a theme park. Make new friends whilst spending the week exploring who Jesus is and how a personal relationship with him can have a remarkable impact on our lives. Our leaders are energetic and compassionate fun-bringers! LEADERS: Emma Chaldecott (07896 884143) Nicola Hinds (01844 875395) Joseph Hardie (020 8883 7380) EMAIL: leiston@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Nicola Hinds, 13 Lambert Walk, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3DT (01844 875395)

33 NIGHTS: 6

AGE: 11-14

PRICE: £245

Penrhos PREVIOUSLY EDGEHILL DATES: 5 AUG - 11 AUG 2018 Rydal Penrhos, Pwllycrochan Avenue, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, LL29 7BT Hear ye, hear ye! Momentous news! Penrhos is the new home for Edgehill Venture! Whether you’ve been to Edgehill before or not, you’re invited to join us in North Wales for an incredible week of daring quests, terrific tournaments, gallant games and the crown jewels of crafts. In between our heroic adventures, there’ll also be time to explore the Bible and get to know Jesus, the real King of Kings. LEADERS: Anna Young (07725 053330) Josh Skidmore (01902 335725) Tom and Ruth Ingleby (07545 386477) EMAIL: penrhos@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Hannah Roberts, 3 Boundary Brook Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4AJ (07919 511267)

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34 NIGHTS: 6

AGE: 11-14

PRICE: £219

36 NIGHTS: 8

AGE: 10-16

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PRICE: £249

Quinta PREVIOUSLY CASTERTON 1 @ QUINTA DATES: 22 JUL - 28 JUL 2018 Quinta Christian Centre, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7LR Quinta and Ashville are the same life-changing Venture, previously Casterton One, now run on two epic sites, fun-packed with activities, laughs, Bible, energy, friends, games, tunes, questions, adventure, food, teams and Jesus! Ask us if you’re not sure which one to book on to, just don’t miss out. LEADERS: Mark Addison (01691 653285) Becky Byrom (01524 64146) Joel Higson Caz Toye (07724 744619) EMAIL: quinta@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Alice Pentelow, 20 Holbache Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RP (07814 813851)

Sandiley DATES: 28 JUL - 5 AUG 2018 Grange Farm, Lebberston, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3PE A festival-style Venture in beautiful North Yorkshire; join us for nine amazing blue-skied days and star-lit nights! Packed with activities, trips, swimming, the beach and Flamingo Land. And after-hours: night wide game, film night and barn dancing! We’ll spend time together worshipping God, asking all the Big Questions and making friends for life. Come join the festivities! LEADERS: Pippa Douglas (07890 645292) Joe Smith (07950 935958) EMAIL: sandiley@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Ann Leddra, 10 Rothley, Fatfield, Washington, Tyne And Wear, NE38 8SF (0191 417 0686)

35 NIGHTS: 6

AGE: 10-14

PRICE: £229

37 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 12-17

PRICE: £260

Reigate 1 PREVIOUSLY ROMSEY 2 DATES: 5 AUG - 11 AUG 2018 Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0TD Don’t miss Reigate 1 - a fantastic action-packed week. We have a wide range of activities from sports and crafts to music and chill out times. We’re a team of fun, friendly leaders and through clear Bible teaching we’ll learn more about Jesus every day. LEADERS: Andy and Abi Nash (07980 644800) Craig Hancock (07456 528732) Christopher Henderson (07759 695073) Nived Lobo (07979 905437) Ben Vane (07967 602513) EMAIL: reigate1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Celia Tweedie Smith, The Vicarage, 2 Kingsacre, Hyde Lane, Purton, Swindon, SN5 4DU (07850 060088)

Stage-Fright 2 DATES: 7 AUG - 14 AUG 2018 St. Hugh’s School, Cromwell Avenue, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6TQ If you want to be creative, artistic or perform, come collaborate with us at SF2: choose to act, dance, move, imagine, write, rant, rap, rhyme, shout, sing, play, devise a show of words, music, physical theatre: share your own ideas about life & faith, hear others, with dramatic twists & turns plus daft games, swims, trips out, open mic nights. Stage-Fright welcomes diverse opinions and outlooks. LEADERS: Michael Johnson (07737 477193) EMAIL: stagefright2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Iuliia Fedorenko, CPAS Ventures, Sovereign Court One (Unit 3), Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ (07908 963991)


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The Point: Swanbourne DATES: 28 JUL - 4 AUG 2018

NIGHTS: 7

Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HZ

AGE: 11-14

Come to The Point and spend an amazing week with us. We have loads going on: art, sport, swimming, outings, games, mysteries and mayhem. It’s a wonder we can fit it all in. Above all that we have fantastic worship and the chance to learn more about God and living as a Christian in the world today. Fab food and fun leaders, what more could you ask for??

PRICE: £242

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LEADERS: Nikki Gudgin (07768 636372) Gaz and Lucy Selby Frankenburg (07515 392953) Katie Llewellyn (01923 221254) Meg Tynan (07545 240677) EMAIL: thepoint@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Nikki Gudgin, 56 Glebe Crescent, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2HQ (07768 636372)

Woolhampton 2 DATES: 5 AUG - 12 AUG 2018

NIGHTS: 7

Elstree School, Woolhampton Hill, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, RG7 5TD

AGE: 11-14

Woolhampton 2 is the holiday of a lifetime! A great place to find out about Jesus from the Bible; meet friends & make new ones; and enjoy fun activities with leaders who care. If you’re sporty, arty, dramatic, musical, sensible, energetic, relaxed or simply up for a laugh, join us for a great time in our stunning grounds and amazing facilities.

PRICE: £259

LEADERS: David Reith (07595 182561) Thomas Welch (07969 292653) EMAIL: woolhampton2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Anya Bowker, 118 St Mary’s Road, Tonbridge, TN9 2NN (07722 429891)

39 NIGHTS: 6

AGE: 11-14

PRICE: £240

New Woolhampton 1 PREVIOUSLY ROMSEY 1 AND WOOLHAMPTON 1

DATES: 29 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 Elstree School, Woolhampton Hill, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, RG7 5TD Welcome to new look Woolhampton 1! We are here to offer you an action-packed, fun-filled holiday of a lifetime, where you’ll have the chance to meet the Lord Jesus as he bursts out of the pages of the Bible. There will be more laughing, crafting, soaking, eating, chilling and chatting than seems possible in one week. So, whatever you are into, the new look Woolhampton 1 is the place to be. LEADERS: Jonnie Armstrong (07584 072506) Matthew Foy (020 8292 1251) Anthony Ng (01223 223794) EMAIL: newwoolhampton1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Tracey Foy, 43 Mannock Road, London, N22 6AB (020 8292 1251)

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BRAMBLETYE 3 (9-12) KNOCK (9-14) REIGATE 2 (10-13) WOOLIE 4 (10-13) B3 @ BRYMORE (13-18) CONISTON (12-18) DALLAM 1 (13-18) HASLEMERE A (13-18) KEPPLEWRAY (12-16) RIPON 1 (12-18) RIPON 2 (12-18)

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Woolhampton 3 DATES: 13 AUG - 20 AUG 2018

NIGHTS: 7

Elstree School, Woolhampton Hill, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, RG7 5TD

AGE: 11-14

Want a week packed with great friends, mind-bending fun, and above all meeting the awesome Lord Jesus in his Bible? Are you energetic, sporty, artistic, sensible, dramatic, chilled or simply up for a laugh? Then whether you’ve been at Woolie 3 before or it’s your first time, you know what to do. Can’t wait to see you there…

PRICE: £254

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LEADERS: Tim Partridge (07709 491261) Ben Thompson John Percival EMAIL: woolhampton3@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Sophie Ng, 99 Green End Road, Cambridge, CB4 1RS (07973 150496)

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14-18 Aged 14 or over? The rest of our brochure gives you plenty of choice.

43 NIGHTS: 8

AGE: 13-18

PRICE: £249

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B3 @ Brymore DATES: 11 AUG - 19 AUG 2018 Brymore Academy, Cannington, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2NB Whether you’re into paintballing, painting or photography (or almost anything else) there is something for you at B3 @ Brymore. Come join us for 8 days of fun and madness, and as we meet together to watch Jesus walk off the pages of the Bible - we reckon it will be the best week of your summer! LEADERS: Ben Martin (07922 511733) Rob Phillips (07807 907461) Iain Lingwood (07909 443236) EMAIL: b3.brymore@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Ben Heasman, 12 Mulberry Walk, Coombe Dingle, Bristol, Avon, BS9 2PL (07824 511001)

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Ashdown Forest DATES: 28 JUL - 4 AUG 2018

NIGHTS: 7

Cumnor House School, London Road, Danehill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7HT

AGE: 14-18

Ashdown Forest is back for another year. A holiday with everything: delicious food, trips, sports, swimming pool and adrenaline filled offsite activities! Take the chance to find out about God and make new friends in a relaxed atmosphere.

PRICE: £260

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LEADERS: Phil and Hazel Line (01582 412697) Guy and Naomi Heywood (0115 877 3931) EMAIL: ashdownforest@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Guy Heywood, 73 Church Drive, Daybrook, Nottingham, NG5 6LD (0115 877 3931)

Brambletye 2 DATES: 5 AUG - 12 AUG 2018

NIGHTS: 7

Brambletye School, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3PD

AGE: 14-18

Join old friends and meet new ones at Brambletye 2! Enjoy excellent Bible teaching while participating in activities such as tennis, swimming, ultimate laser, wide games, rugby, football, drama and music. Delicious food. Great people. An action-packed, laughter-filled, Jesus-centred summer holiday that you’ll never forget.

PRICE: £260

LEADERS: Peter Mobin (07920 449406) Ben and Rachel Worley (07740 368458) EMAIL: brambletye2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Rachel Worley, 44 Taw Road, Chivenor, Barnstaple, EX31 4BL (07763 731030)


45 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £275

Colwyn Bay 3 DATES: 28 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 Rydal Penrhos, Pwllycrochan Avenue, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, LL29 7BT Join us by the beach in North Wales. Whether climbing Snowdon is your thing, or you’d rather just laze by the sea, there’s something for everyone. From craft to power kites, the water slide, the beach bonfire, and everything in between, it’s the perfect chance to make new friends and lasting memories. And of course plenty of opportunities to check out Jesus in the Bible. LEADERS: Dan Hook (07941 426150) EMAIL: cb3@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Becky Farrell, 127 Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2EX (07929 907233)

46 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 12-18

PRICE: £222

Coniston DATES: 29 JUL - 5 AUG 2018 Thurston Lodge, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AB Life to the MAX! The ultimate challenge - come to Coniston and experience this full-on, great fun outdoor-activity Venture. Set in the stunning Lake District, come and enjoy rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, ghyll scrambling, walking, canoeing, archery, raft-building, lake-jumping, campfire, swimming and much more. We challenge you to come and find out what life is all about! LEADERS: Alan and Sam Stapleton (01788 846181) EMAIL: coniston@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Lauren Smith, 19 Lupton Avenue, Coventry, CV3 5BQ (07910 491120)

47 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 13-18

PRICE: £258

Dallam 1 DATES: 4 AUG - 11 AUG 2018 Dallam School, Heversham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7EH Looking for an awesome holiday in the summer? A week full of fun activities – choose from drama, dance, craft, sport, climbing, paintball, water sports, and of course cycle-to-cake. Fantastic food. Meeting new friends. An open, relaxed opportunity to learn about Jesus and discuss what you believe. We’d hate you to miss out, so get your ticket to Dallam 1 now! LEADERS: Carol Stewart (01943 600467) Phil Tigg (07752 354668) Ruth Stewart (020 8891 1911) Edward Greenfield (07527 854729) Sid Rees (07796 172914) EMAIL: dallam1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Anna Tigg, 38 Colbert Avenue, Ilkley, LS29 8LU (07739 042313)

48 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £292

Foremarke 1 DATES: 21 JUL - 28 JUL 2018 Repton Preparatory School, Foremarke Hall, Foremarke, Milton, Derby, DE65 6EJ F1 is at the stunning Foremarke Hall for a week of explosive fun, sports, trips and surprises. We are mainly from four youth groups coming together to put on an epic holiday, where you’ll experience Jesus Christ in talks and seminars and meet other Christians. Whether you’ve been a Christian for years or it is all brand new to you, we think you’ll love Foremarke 1. LEADERS: Scott Furey (07729 067631) Tom Midgley (07517 328292) EMAIL: foremarke1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: James Pinto, 7 Ruston Gardens, London, N14 4PF (07739 582349)

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49 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £285

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50 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £281

Foremarke 3 DATES: 5 AUG - 12 AUG 2018 Repton Preparatory School, Foremarke Hall, Foremarke, Milton, Derby, DE65 6EJ What ingredients make a great holiday? Friends - old and new. Activities outdoor pursuits, sports, games, craft & chilling out. Food - really tasty and plenty of it. Investigation - looking into the Bible and meeting Jesus. Run by a team of 40 committed leaders and set in a fine Georgian mansion, get all this and more at Foremarke 3. Just one thing missing - you! www.foremarke3.org.uk LEADERS: James Wells (07952 323526) Tom Beaumont (07842 553545) EMAIL: foremarke3@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Helen Watts, 19c Beaconsfield Road, London, N11 3AA (07772 756735)

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51 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-19

PRICE: £240

Fylingthorpe DATES: 30 JUL - 6 AUG 2018 Fyling Hall School, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4QD What do you want to do? The choice is yours! Play a game, do a craft, make strange noises, learn something, chat, laugh, read, teach something, discover a new planet, or something else entirely. Some things we all do, such as a couple of short meetings and going to sleep (yes, we do). We also eat (regularly). During the week we’ll try to work out who we are and where we fit into the universe. LEADERS: John Ward (01509 503433) Rev Bob Clucas (01926 613739) Rachel Beaton (07803 676988) Chris and Becky Ward (07812 988036) EMAIL: fylingthorpe@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Cathy Shearn, 58 St. Fremund Way, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1AB (07975 617689)

52 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 13-18

PRICE: £275

Foremarke 2 DATES: 29 JUL - 5 AUG 2018 Repton Preparatory School, Foremarke Hall, Foremarke, Milton, Derby, DE65 6EJ Spectacular site, beautiful surroundings, swimming pool, sports hall, fantastic food, great banter, big day out, wide game, wacky activities, see old friends and make new ones. And best of all, get to know Jesus better as he walks off the pages of the Bible and changes lives. LEADERS: Charlie Butler (07814 638235) Peter Chamberlin (07914 524278) EMAIL: foremarke2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Joanna Chamberlin, 98 Highfield Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH42 2DA (07917 868782; 0151 201 8399)

Haslemere A DATES: 30 JUL - 6 AUG 2018 The Royal School, Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1HQ Haslemere offers you a high-octane activity programme, whilst also providing space to build lifelong friendships and explore the Christian faith and its challenges. Plenty of sport, music, creativity and laughter, with optional outings* including a day at the coast, beautiful scenery and great food. There’s something for everyone. It’s Life Changing! (*small extra charge) LEADERS: Paul Peterson (07939 125375) Christine Penfold (07710 263316) Graham Kennedy (07889 770668) EMAIL: haslemere@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Carol Aitman, 48 Downview Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4QY (07766 527117)


53 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £275

Haslemere B DATES: 7 AUG - 14 AUG 2018 The Royal School, Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1HQ Haslemere offers you a high-octane activity programme, whilst also providing space to build lifelong friendships and explore the Christian faith and its challenges. Plenty of sport, music, creativity and laughter, with optional outings* including a day at the coast, beautiful scenery and great food. There’s something for everyone. It’s Life Changing! (*small extra charge)

54 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £275

LEADERS: Paul Peterson (07939 125375) Jason Lee (07943 270866) Frances Daws (07870 815441) EMAIL: haslemere@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Carol Aitman, 48 Downview Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4QY (07766 527117)

55 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £257

Hope Valley 2 DATES: 28 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 Thornbridge Outdoors, Thornbridge, Great Longstone, Bakewell, DE45 1NY Our 14-18s Venture will be an amazing experience with great activities and time to chill in the stunning Peak District. The epic after-hours programme returns for another year, as well as Alton Towers for the thrill-seekers. We’ll have fun as we learn more about Jesus and think through some of life’s big questions. See also Hope Valley 1 same site, same dates but ages 11-14. LEADERS: Andy and Amanda Brewerton (01709 589674) Rebekah McCauley (07927 719770) Jonny Clayton (07795 593211) EMAIL: hopevalley2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Jennifer Newman, 1 Hartley Close, Kilnhurst, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 5US (01709 581163)

Haslemere C DATES: 15 AUG - 22 AUG 2018 The Royal School, Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1HQ Haslemere offers you a high-octane activity programme, whilst also providing space to build lifelong friendships and explore the Christian faith and its challenges. Plenty of sport, music, creativity and laughter, with optional outings* including a day at the coast, beautiful scenery and great food. There’s something for everyone. It’s Life Changing! (*small extra charge) LEADERS: Paul Peterson (07939 125375) Sami Watts (01628 440106) Jonathan Hidden (07790 018645) Alec Gill (07739 563894) EMAIL: haslemere@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Carol Aitman, 48 Downview Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4QY (07766 527117)

56 NIGHTS: 6

AGE: 12-16

PRICE: £340

Kepplewray DATES: 23 JUL - 29 JUL 2018 Kepplewray, Broughton-InFurness, Cumbria, LA20 6HE Join us in the spectacular Lake District where we’ll have unforgettable adventures ghyll scrambling, climbing mountains, getting to know God, abseiling, kayaking, rock climbing, reading the Bible, playing games, slip sliding, singing round the campfire and chilling together with new friends. No experience needed - just come along with a willingness to join in and have some serious Kepplewray fun! LEADERS: Marian Browne (01582 461458) John and Kat Wright (07845 317055) EMAIL: kepplewray@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Marian Browne, 39a Coldharbour Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4NF (01582 461458)

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57 NIGHTS: 7

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Maidwell 3 DATES: 18 AUG - 25 AUG 2018 Maidwell Hall School, Maidwell, Northampton, NN6 9JG Join us at Maidwell 3! A Venture with everything: an action-packed programme of outings, activities, music and sport, including the world famous Pool-Party, all on the beautiful site of Maidwell Hall. Whether you would call yourself a Christian or not, a week at Maidwell 3 gives everyone the chance to take a closer look at Jesus as we get stuck into the Bible together. See you there! LEADERS: Peter Winstone (07845 590216) Simon Potter (07837 843229) EMAIL: maidwell3@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Sarah Winstone, 92 Geoffrey Road, London, SE4 1NU (020 8694 2090)

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59 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £275

Maidwell 1 DATES: 4 AUG - 11 AUG 2018 Maidwell Hall School, Maidwell, Northampton, NN6 9JG Maidwell 1 offers a great holiday! Relax by the lake while chatting to friends or run frantically on the footie field. Enjoy arts and crafts, hot chocolate and cakes. If that’s not enough, there are trips off site too. At the heart of it all, great teaching about Jesus. LEADERS: Stephen Boswell (07779 167818) Christopher Pountney (07916 149346) EMAIL: maidwell1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Laura Pountney, 1 The Cloisters, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6DU (07912 220672)

Oswestry 1 DATES: 2 AUG - 9 AUG 2018 Oswestry School, Upper Brook Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2TL Oswestry 1 is a holiday full of exciting, and sometimes messy, activities and games! We have gorge walking, climbing, archery, swimming and crafts, and spend time every day learning about what the Bible says on Christianity. So, if you or your mates are new to Ventures or the Christian faith, come along! You’ll have the chance to look for yourself and have your questions answered. LEADERS: Matt Lloyd (07721 745165) EMAIL: oswestry1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Louise Batt, 74 Howard Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3QJ (07783 119077)


60 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £275

Oswestry 2 DATES: 10 AUG - 17 AUG 2018 Oswestry School, Upper Brook Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2TL Oswestry 2 is full of exciting activities! We do gorge walking, climbing, archery, swimming, crafts and lots more. Teachers on team can also give A-level results and uni clearing support! Best of all, every day we’ll learn about Jesus from the Bible. So even if you or your mates are new to Ventures or the Christian faith, come along! You’ll get to see for yourself and have your questions answered.

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63 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 12-18

PRICE: £235

DATES: 28 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 Ripon Grammar School, 16 Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2DG Ripon is life changing! Whether you’re loud or quiet, sporty or not, there will be something for you. Swimming, gorge walking, caving, kayaking, via ferrata, arts, book club, theme park etc, AND we meet with God through inspiring worship, relevant talks & space to ask the questions that matter. As one guy said: ‘Best week of the year; met amazing people & rediscovered faith’. So come & join us! LEADERS: Sam and Claire Corley (07811 151027) EMAIL: ripon1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Claire Corley, The Vicarage, 2A Ryder Gardens, Leeds, LS8 1JS (07811 151027)

DATES: 28 JUL - 5 AUG 2018

NIGHTS: 8

Quantock Lodge, Over Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1HD

AGE: 14-18

A 9-day great value holiday! Start the summer in the best possible way: have fun, make friends, laugh a lot. And best of all, get to know Jesus as we look at the Bible together. There will be lots of surprises; it could be anything! Paintballing, horse riding, beach trip, survival skills, water slide, big craft or tribal drumming!

PRICE: £269

LEADERS: Tim Sheppard (07817 779910) Nick Batt (07906 935982) EMAIL: oswestry2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Louise Batt, 74 Howard Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3QJ (07783 119077)

Ripon 1

Quantock 1

64 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 12-18

PRICE: £235

LEADERS: Matthew Lawes (07964 096501) Will Harwood (07823 886788) Ruth Clarke (07773 204406) EMAIL: quantock1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Cathy Osborn, 32 Downend Park, Bristol, Avon, BS7 9PU (0117 330 6618)

Ripon 2 DATES: 5 AUG - 12 AUG 2018 Ripon Grammar School, 16 Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2DG Ripon is life changing! Whether you’re loud or quiet, sporty or not, there will be something for you. Swimming, gorge walking, caving, kayaking, via ferrata, arts, book club, theme park etc, AND we meet with God through inspiring worship, relevant talks & space to ask the questions that matter. As one guy said: ‘Best week of the year; met amazing people & rediscovered faith’. So come & join us! LEADERS: Sam and Claire Corley (07811 151027) EMAIL: ripon2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Claire Corley, The Vicarage, 2A Ryder Gardens, Leeds, LS8 1JS (07811 151027)

62 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £245

Quantock 3 DATES: 7 AUG - AUG 14 2018 Quantock Lodge, Over Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1HD Think Quantock 3 and think excellent activities, great friends and lasting memories. Karting, high ropes and lazer tag, with time to relax with crafts, films, bonfires or by the pool. Evenings include informal meetings with engaging Bible talks and singing, followed by entertainment: ‘Quantock 3 Café’ and our legendary ‘hero of the day’. And a final magnificent banquet for unforgettable memories! LEADERS: Benjamin Read (07950 459554) Emma Boden (07725 881238) Nick Wooldridge (07534 040554) EMAIL: quantock3@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Emma Boden, CPAS Ventures, Sovereign Court One (Unit 3), Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ (07725 881238)

65 NIGHTS: 8

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £272

Romsey 5 DATES: 11 AUG - 19 AUG 2018 Hampshire Collegiate School, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6ZE What’s that? You’re looking for an awesome holiday that’s the best fun since sliced bread?! Look no further my friend - you’ve found it! Romsey 5 is jam-packed with sport, music, ridiculous games, incredible worship and brilliant Bible studies. LEADERS: Joseph and Lucy Colman (07808 793155) Josh and Hanna Bargh (07763 058849) EMAIL: romsey5@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Lucy Colman, Flat 2 Ethel Rankin Court, Landridge Road, London, SW6 4JH (07808 793155)

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“I made so many new friends” CASPER, 17

66 NIGHTS: 8

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £275

Sedbergh DATES: 18 AUG - 26 AUG 2018 Sedbergh School, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5RY We don’t do things by halves - we want all of God and all of life. We’ll open up the Bible with you and have loads of fun. You can choose from paintball, high ropes, kayaking, caving, mountain biking, rock climbing, karting - all in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Plus time to relax, ask big questions, make new friends and do craft or play sport. Sedbergh’s full of Jesus and full of adventure! LEADERS: Jonny Lee (07762 255594) Tom Popplewell (07845 037433) EMAIL: sedbergh@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Laura Goodchild, 26 Burnhopeside Avenue, Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0ND (07930 157395)

67 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £276

Shrewsbury PREVIOUSLY RANBY HOUSE

DATES: 28 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 Prestfelde School, London Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6NZ There is no chance of being bored at Shrewsbury Venture. Messy games, not-so-messy games, swimming, themed BBQ, Summer Ball. Not to mention Alton Towers, choices of climbing and watersport activites. A chance to meet with other young people from all over the country to explore who God is and what that means for us. Come join us @ Shrewsbury! LEADERS: Amy Holt (07495 384197) Tim Clarke (07743 234784) EMAIL: shrewsbury@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Louisa Lawrence, 1 Queensway, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 9JL (07907 841594)

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68 NIGHTS: 7

AGE: 16-21

PRICE: £270

Sizewell DATES: 4 AUG - 11 AUG 2018 Sizewell Hall, Sizewell, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4TX Think you are too old for a Venture? Think again! Not sure about being a leader just yet? You don’t have to. Sizewell is the place for you to be you. It’s family for the week where we connect with God and each other. We have an amazing range of activities, whatever the ability! It’s a safe place to explore your faith, a place where the sun shines, sea glistens and great friends are made for life.

69 NIGHTS: 8

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £282

70 NIGHTS: 8

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £285

DATES: 5 AUG - 13 AUG 2018 Hazlegrove House, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JA Summer will never be the same again once you’ve experienced the thrills and spills at Sparky 2. Breathtaking fun as you enjoy dazzling activities and make lifelong friends. And the highlight of it all? Getting to know Jesus better through his word. You’ll want to come back again and again! LEADERS: Adam Thrift (07811 763337) Adam Curtis (07547 571097) EMAIL: sparkford2@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Jonathan Pilcher, Green End Barn, Henham, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM22 6AY (07531 638722)

DATES: 27 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 Hazlegrove House, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JA Fun in the sun, food with friends, fantastic activities and the free grace of God - all this and more is on offer this summer at Sparkford 1. Whether you love sport or craft or team games or drama or chilling out, we have something for you, all mixed together with a brilliant programme of Bible studies, seminars and talks that will help you get to know Jesus.

Other holidays suitable for ages BRYMORE 1 (12-17) BLAITHWAITE (11-18) CANAL CRUISE (12-18) CRICCIETH 2 (11-16) SANDILEY (10-16) STAGE-FRIGHT 2 (12-17)

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LEADERS: James McKinnel (07938 581995) Johnny Lawes (07850 815780) EMAIL: sparkford1@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Abigail Phillips, First Floor Flat, 129 Tooting Bec Road, London SW17 8BW (07885 817907)

LEADERS: Jo Smith (01204 240508) Rachael Emery (07812 482765) EMAIL: sizewell@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Jo Smith, St Elizabeth’s Vicarage, Cedar Avenue, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6HT (01204 240508)

Sparkford 2

Sparkford 1

71 NIGHTS: 8

AGE: 14-18

PRICE: £275

Sparkford 3 DATES: 14 AUG - AUG 22 2018 Hazlegrove House, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JA Eight life-changing days this summer whether you’re into climbing, caving or crafts, sports, swimming or screen play, there’s something for you. We’ll explore the Bible in small groups and as a whole Venture, so come to discover, discuss and digest the truths about Jesus Christ. Sparkford 3: fun, friendly and…brilliant! LEADERS: Andy Liggins (07901 787586) Chris Nickerson (07780 587876) EMAIL: sparkford3@ventures.org.uk BOOKINGS: Lizzie Fry, 20 Wilton Grove, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4ES (07543 901054)

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Ages 11-14

Event Name

No. Nights

Start Date

End Date

Age from

Age to

Approx. Numbers

Price

Ref

Event Name

No. Nights

Start Date

End Date

Age from

Age to

Approx. Numbers

Broads Cruise

7

31/03/2018

07/04/2018

12

16

50

£320

37

Stage-Fright 2

7

07/08/2018

14/08/2018

12

17

30

£260

2

Easter Haslemere

5

02/04/2018

07/04/2018

13

18

55

£212

24

Canal Cruise

7

11/08/2018

18/08/2018

12

18

14

£308

3

Ski Switzerland 2018

9

06/04/2018

15/04/2018

13

19

40

£709*

4

The Buzz: Lancaster

3

29/05/2018

01/06/2018

8

11

50

£109

5

The Buzz: Smallwood Manor

3

29/05/2018

01/06/2018

8

11

55

£109

Price

25

Casterton 2

7

11/08/2018

18/08/2018

11

14

30

£289

27

Danehill

7

11/08/2018

18/08/2018

11

14

55

£243

41

Woolhampton 3

7

13/08/2018

20/08/2018

11

14

70

£254

22

Blaithwaite

7

18/08/2018

25/08/2018

11

18

75

£275

6

Bridgwater 1

3

20/10/2018

23/10/2018

9

13

40

£148

7

Haslemere @ Danehill

3

22/10/2018

25/10/2018

10

13

60

£130

48

Foremarke 1

7

21/07/2018

28/07/2018

14

18

65

£292

8

Bridgwater 2

4

23/10/2018

27/10/2018

14

18

40

£198

56

Kepplewray

6

23/07/2018

29/07/2018

12

16

40

£340

9

Ski Switzerland 2019

9

12/04/2019

21/04/2019

13

19

40

£TBC

69

Sparkford 1

8

27/07/2018

04/08/2018

14

18

85

£282

10

Blandford 3

7

27/07/2018

03/08/2018

8

11

44

£233

42

Ashdown Forest

7

28/07/2018

04/08/2018

14

18

65

£260

12

Stage-Fright 1

6

29/07/2018

04/08/2018

8

12

25

£260

45

Colwyn Bay 3

7

28/07/2018

04/08/2018

14

18

80

£275

13

Wensleydale @ Dallam

4

29/07/2018

02/08/2018

8

12

60

£149

55

Hope Valley 2

7

28/07/2018

04/08/2018

14

18

30

£257

11

Maidwell Taster

4

13/08/2018

17/08/2018

8

11

55

£160

63

Ripon 1

7

28/07/2018

04/08/2018

12

18

75

£235

15

Bramblewood

7

28/07/2018

04/08/2018

10

13

50

£298

67

Shrewsbury

7

28/07/2018

04/08/2018

14

18

40

£276

16

Knock

6

05/08/2018

11/08/2018

9

14

30

£223

61

Quantock 1

8

28/07/2018

05/08/2018

14

18

60

£269

17

Reigate 2

6

12/08/2018

18/08/2018

10

13

55

£228

46

Coniston

7

29/07/2018

05/08/2018

12

18

35

£222

14

Brambletye 3

5

13/08/2018

18/08/2018

9

12

30

£194

49

Foremarke 2

7

29/07/2018

05/08/2018

14

18

60

£285

51

Fylingthorpe

7

30/07/2018

06/08/2018

14

19

50

£240

18

Woolie 4

6

21/08/2018

27/08/2018

10

13

75

£228

19

Ashville

7

21/07/2018

28/07/2018

11

14

80

£259

52

Haslemere A

7

30/07/2018

06/08/2018

13

18

55

£275

31

Legacy

5

22/07/2018

27/07/2018

10

14

15

£260

59

Oswestry 1

7

02/08/2018

09/08/2018

14

18

50

£275

34

Quinta

6

22/07/2018

28/07/2018

11

14

60

£219

20

Barnstaple 2

7

28/07/2018

04/08/2018

11

14

55

£251

30

Hope Valley 1

7

28/07/2018

04/08/2018

11

14

28

£257

32

Leiston

7

28/07/2018

04/08/2018

11

14

50

£259

47

Dallam 1

7

04/08/2018

11/08/2018

13

18

25

£258

57

Maidwell 1

7

04/08/2018

11/08/2018

14

18

70

£269

68

Sizewell

7

04/08/2018

11/08/2018

16

21

40

£270

44

Brambletye 2

7

05/08/2018

12/08/2018

14

18

60

£260

38

The Point: Swanbourne

7

28/07/2018

04/08/2018

11

14

40

£242

50

Foremarke 3

7

05/08/2018

12/08/2018

14

18

50

£281

36

Sandiley

8

28/07/2018

05/08/2018

10

16

55

£249

64

Ripon 2

7

05/08/2018

12/08/2018

12

18

70

£235

39

New Woolhampton 1

6

29/07/2018

04/08/2018

11

14

60

£240

70

Sparkford 2

8

05/08/2018

13/08/2018

14

18

80

£285

21

Beechwood

6

29/07/2018

04/08/2018

11

14

55

£240

53

Haslemere B

7

07/08/2018

14/08/2018

14

18

50

£275

23

Brymore 1

6

29/07/2018

04/08/2018

12

17

50

£239

62

Quantock 3

7

07/08/2018

14/08/2018

14

18

35

£245

60

Oswestry 2

7

10/08/2018

17/08/2018

14

18

50

£275

26

Criccieth 2

9

31/07/2018

09/08/2018

11

16

50

£267

29

Haywards Heath

7

04/08/2018

11/08/2018

11

14

50

£255

66

Sedbergh

8

18/08/2018

26/08/2018

14

18

50

£275

28

Due South

6

05/08/2018

11/08/2018

10

14

45

£249

43

B3 @ Brymore

8

11/08/2018

19/08/2018

13

18

65

£249

33

Penrhos

6

05/08/2018

11/08/2018

11

14

60

£245

65

Romsey 5

8

11/08/2018

19/08/2018

14

18

45

£272

35

Reigate 1

6

05/08/2018

11/08/2018

10

14

60

£229

71

Sparkford 3

8

14/08/2018

22/08/2018

14

18

70

£275

40

Woolhampton 2

7

05/08/2018

12/08/2018

11

14

64

£259

* (under 16), £749 (16+)

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Ages 11-14

Ref

1

Ages 14-18

Ages 9-14

Ages 8-11

All Year Round

DATES AT A GLANCE

54

Haslemere C

7

15/08/2018

22/08/2018

14

18

60

£275

58

Maidwell 3

7

18/08/2018

25/08/2018

14

18

45

£259


OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS When we write to you accepting a booking for a place on a Venture, there will be an agreement between: CPAS (Church Pastoral Aid Society) at CPAS, Sovereign Court One, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry CV4 7EZ (“we” or “us”), and the Member (“you”), and the parent or guardian of the Member signing the form for the benefit of the Member (“your parent or guardian”), as follows: 1. THESE TERMS 1.1. What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply our holiday services to you. 1.2. Why you should read them. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your booking to us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide the holiday to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these terms or require any changes, please contact us to discuss. 2. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US 2.1. Who we are. We are Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS) a company and charity registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 2673220 and our registered office is at CPAS, Sovereign Court One, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ. We are also a registered charity and our registered charity number is 1007820. 2.2. How to contact us. You can contact us by telephoning the Ventures and Falcons head office team on 0300 123 0780 (option 2) or by writing to us at ventures@cpas. org.uk. 2.3. How we may contact you. If we have to contact you we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us in your booking. 2.4.  “Writing” includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these terms, this includes emails. 3. OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU 3.1.  How we will accept your booking. Our acceptance of your booking will take place when we mail our written confirmation to you, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us. 3.2.  If we cannot accept your booking. If we are unable to accept your booking, we will inform you of this in writing and will not charge you for the holiday. This might be because there are no more places available on the holiday, because of unexpected demands placed upon our resources which we could not reasonably plan for, because a payment for the holiday has failed, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the holiday or because we are unable to provide the holiday on the dates you have requested. 3.3. Your booking number. We will assign a booking number to you and tell you what it is when we accept your booking. 4. OUR HOLIDAYS 4.1.  Holidays will be provided in accordance with but may vary slightly from the description in our brochures or on our website. The images of the holidays on our website are for illustrative purposes only. Although we make every effort to run the Venture holiday as described, the activities may change (as necessary) and we cannot guarantee that your child’s holiday experience will be exactly as depicted in the brochure description. 4.2. Making sure your booking information is accurate. We are arranging the holiday based on the booking information you have given to us and you are responsible for ensuring that all the information you have provided to us is correct. You are responsible for checking your child’s availability for the dates of holiday and travel information. 5. YOUR RIGHTS TO MAKE CHANGES If you wish to make a change to the holiday you have booked please contact us. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the price of the holiday, the timing or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change. If we cannot make the change or the consequences of making the change are unacceptable to you, you may want to end the contract (see clause 8 - Your rights to end the contract). 6. OUR RIGHTS TO MAKE CHANGES 6.1. Minor changes to the holidays. We may change the holiday to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and in order to comply with our statutory duties. As we informed you in the description of the holiday on our website, we may make changes to the activities available on the holidays. This includes changes to the weather, changes to travel arrangements in order to access an activity off-site, changes to whether a suitable member of staff is available and to take account of other changes beyond our control. In such circumstances, we will make suitable alternative arrangements at no extra cost to you. 6.2. More significant changes to the holidays and these terms. If we are aware of circumstances which amount to a significant change to the holiday, we will notify you and you may then contact us to end the contract before the changes take effect and receive a refund for any significant part of the holiday paid for but not received. 7. PROVIDING THE HOLIDAY 7.1. Holiday costs. The costs of the holiday will be as displayed to you on our website or in our brochure. 7.2. Travel. The cost of the holiday includes travel to and from any activities provided during the course of the holiday only. You are responsible for making suitable travel arrangements for your child to arrive at the Venture on the first day of the holiday and to be collected from the Venture on the final day of the holiday. 7.2.1. Information about the specific travel arrangements in relation to our Ski Venture can be accessed at www.skiventure.uk/essentials 7.3. Information we will provide prior to purchasing the holiday. Before placing the order for your holiday we will provide you with information about the length of time it is likely to obtain any appropriate passports and visas as well as information about health formalities required for the journey and the stay. Information on this for our Ski Venture is available at www.skiventure.uk . During the order process we will let you know the dates of the holiday including the first day of the holiday and the last day, including timings (i.e. when a child needs to be

collected). 7.4. We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If the holiday is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this, we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay, you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any part of the holiday you have paid for but not received. 7.5. When you purchase the holiday. You can reserve a place on a holiday by applying online through www.ventures.org.uk . Once your reservation has been confirmed, you will be asked to pay a deposit. Or you can use the booking form in our brochure or available on our website and send it to the Booking Contact as advertised on our website or in the brochure along with a cheque for your deposit payment. The relevant child will be entitled to a place on the holiday once we have received payment in full. The separate booking form for our Ski Venture can be accessed at www.skiventure.uk. 7.6. Permission to use photographs. In consideration of accepting your order for the holiday, you agree to grant us the right to take, use, store and publish in any CPAS (including Ventures and Falcons) presentations, promotional materials, advertising or on our website, any photographs or video of you, your child or children that attend the holiday. If you have any concern about this, please contact the Overall Leader of the Venture which your child is attending or the Ventures head office, 2 weeks before the Venture starts. 7.7. Information we will provide before the start of your holiday. When you have purchased a holiday and no less than 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday we will provide you with the details of: 7.7.1. destination, characteristics and categories of any transport used; 7.7.2. times and places of intermediate stops and transport connections; 7.7.3. particulars of your accommodation including its type, rating, location and features; 7.7.4. the meals included within the holiday; 7.7.5. itinerary; 7.7.6. general information about any passport and visa requirements and health formalities required for the holiday; 7.7.7. whether a minimum number of persons is required for the package to take place; 7.7.8. any special requirements that you have communicated to us when making the booking and which have been accepted; 7.7.9. the arrangements which will apply in the event of any outward or homeward delay (please note no outward or homeward travel is provided to our holidays, other than our Ski Venture). Information on travel for the Ski Venture can be accessed via www.skiventure/essentials; and 7.7.10. the name, address and telephone number of the Venture Holidays representative who is responsible for the child attending the holiday. 7.8. What will happen if you do not give required information to us. We may need certain information from you so that we can provide you with the holiday, for example, passport details, dietary requirements and medical information about the person attending. You will be asked to provide this information on your Booking Form and closer to the holiday on a Health Update Form. If you do not give us this information within a reasonable time of us asking for it, or if you give us incomplete or incorrect information, we may either end the contract (and clause 10.2 will apply) or make an additional charge of a reasonable sum to compensate us for any extra work that is required as a result. We will not be responsible for any delay in the holiday or not supplying any part of the holiday if this is caused by you not giving us the information we need within a reasonable time of us asking for it. 7.9. Reasons we may suspend, delay or cancel the holiday. We may have to suspend, delay or cancel the holiday to: 7.9.1. deal with transport issues or make minor changes to the itinerary; 7.9.2. update the holiday to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; 7.9.3. the minimum number of members required for the holiday to take place have not confirmed a booking; 7.9.4. make changes to the holiday as requested by you or notified by us to you (see clause 6). 7.10. Your rights if we suspend, delay or cancel the holiday. We will contact you at least 8 weeks in advance to tell you we will be suspending, delaying or cancelling the holiday, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. If we have to suspend the holiday we will offer you an alternative holiday. Where we suspend or cancel the holiday for any reason other than a fault caused by your act or omission, you are entitled: 7.10.1. to take an equivalent holiday; or 7.10.2. to take a less expensive holiday in which case we will refund the difference. If we are unable to offer you a suitable alternative holiday or you choose not to take the offer of an alternative holiday we will refund any sums you have paid in advance. 8. YOUR RIGHTS TO END THE CONTRACT 8.1. You can always end your contract with us. Your rights when you end the contract will depend on the type of holiday you have bought, whether there is anything wrong with it, how we are performing and when you decide to end the contract: 8.1.1. If the holiday you have bought is described incorrectly you may have a legal right to end the contract (or to get the service re-performed or to get some or all of your money back), see clause 11; 8.1.2. If you want to end the contract because of something we have done or have told you we are going to do, see clause 8.1.4; 8.1.3. If you have just changed your mind about the holiday. You may be able to get a refund, but we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of you cancelling the holiday, see clause 8.2; 8.1.4. Ending the contract because of something we have done or are going to do. If you are ending a contract for a reason set out at (a) to (e) below, the contract will end immediately and we will refund you in full for any part of the holiday which has not been provided and you may also be entitled to compensation. The reasons are: (a) we have told you about an upcoming, significant change to the holiday or these terms which you do not agree to (see clause 6.2);

(b) we have told you about an error in the price or description of the holiday you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed; (c) there is a risk that supply of the holiday may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control; (d) we have suspended the holiday or your booking for technical reasons, or notify you we are going to suspend them for technical reasons, in each case for a period of more than one year; or (e) you have a legal right to end the contract because of something we have done wrong. 8.2. How long do I have to change my mind? You can cancel your place on the holiday at any time before the balance of the price is due and you will be entitled to receive a full refund less your deposit. Please note that if you cancel your holiday, we may have already incurred costs on your behalf and other customers may not be able to go on the holiday if the minimum number of people booked drops below the minimum required. As a consequence: 8.2.1. if you cancel less than 6 weeks before the price is due, you must still pay 50% of the holiday price. 8.2.2. if you cancel less than 3 weeks before the price is due, you must still pay 75% of the holiday price. 8.2.3. if you cancel on or after the start date of the holiday, you will owe us the full holiday price. 9. HOW TO END THE CONTRACT WITH US 9.1. Tell us you want to end the contract. To end the contract with us, please let us know by doing one of the following: 9.1.1. Phone or email. Call the Ventures and Falcons team on 0300 123 0780 (option 2) or email us at ventures@cpas.org.uk. Alternately you can email or call the holiday’s Booking Contact as advertised in our brochure or on our website. Please provide your name, home address, details of the holiday and, where available, your phone number and email address. 9.2. How we will refund you. We will refund you the price you paid for the holiday by the method you used for payment. However, we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of you cancelling the holiday. 9.3. When your refund will be made. We will make any refunds due to you as soon as possible and no later than within 21 days of your telling us you have cancelled the holiday. 10. OUR RIGHTS TO END THE CONTRACT 10.1. We may end the contract if you break the terms of the contract. We may end the contract for a holiday at any time by writing to you if: 10.1.1. you do not make any payment to us when it is due and you still do not make payment within 14 days of us reminding you that payment is due; or 10.1.2. you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the holiday, for example, for example, passport information and medical information. 10.2. You must compensate us if you break the contract. If we end the contract in the situations set out in clause 10.1 we will refund any money you have paid in advance for holidays we have not provided but we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your breaking the contract. 10.3. We may end the contract with immediate effect if consider it necessary to do so in the interests of safety. We may cancel the holiday at any time by giving you verbal or written notice if, in our reasonable opinion, there is a risk to the property, health or wellbeing of any individual due to attend or who is present on the holiday. Where such risk is attributable to you or your child, you will remain responsible for arranging your child’s return from the holiday at your own expense. For a summary of your legal rights please see clause 11. 11. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE HOLIDAY 11.1. How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the holiday, please contact us within 14 days of the end of the holiday. You can telephone our Ventures and Falcons Head Office team at 0300 123 0780 (options 2) or write to us at ventures@cpas.org.uk or CPAS, Sovereign Court One, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ. 11.2. Summary of your legal rights. See the box below for a summary of your key legal rights in relation to the product. Nothing in these terms will affect your legal rights.

Summary of your key legal rights. This is a summary of your key legal rights. These are subject to certain exceptions. For detailed information please visit the Citizens Advice website www.adviceguide.org.uk or call 03454 04 05 06. If your product is services, for example the supply of a holiday, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 says: ï you can ask us to repeat or fix a service if it’s not carried out with reasonable care and skill, or get some money back if we can’t fix it; ï if you haven’t agreed a price beforehand, what you’re asked to pay must be reasonable; and ï if you haven’t agreed a time beforehand, it must be carried out within a reasonable time. You are entitled, if appropriate, to be compensated by the company for the nonperformance of the contract except where: (a) the package is cancelled because the number of persons who agreed to take it is less than the minimum number required, and you are informed of the cancellation in writing at least 8 weeks in advance of the holiday; or (b) the package is cancelled by reason of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. Please note that the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 do not apply to your holiday. 12. PRICE AND PAYMENT 12.1. Where to find the price for the holiday. The price of the holiday (which includes VAT) will be the price indicated on the website or in our brochure, plus any information on additional costs e.g. optional additional activities. We make best efforts to ensure that the price of the holiday and any additional/optional activities advised to you are correct. 12.2. We will pass on changes in the rate of VAT. If the rate of VAT changes between your

booking date and the date the holiday starts, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the holiday in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect. 12.3. What happens if we got the price wrong. We guarantee that once you have booked your holiday (even where the costs increase), the price will not be changed other than to reflect a change in VAT, see clause 12.2. 12.4. When you must pay and how you must pay. We accept payment with Visa or Mastercard credit and debit cards or by cheque. When you must pay depends on which holiday you are buying: 12.4.1. You must make a deposit of (a) £30 for a Venture holiday; or (b) £60 for a Ski Venture holiday; before we accept your booking. 12.4.2. The balance of the price of the holiday is due with us at least 8 weeks before the holiday is due to begin. 12.4.3. If you wish to pay for your holiday using an IBAN transfer to make payment in a currency other than GB pound sterling, we will charge you an additional administration charge of £7 per transfer payment made in addition to your holiday price. 12.5. What to do if you think invoice payment reminder is wrong. If you think your payment reminder is wrong, please contact us promptly to let us know. 13. OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU 13.1. We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process. Our liability (if any) for death or personal injury and/or the loss of or damage property during travel oversea shall be determined in accordance with the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea as it is in force for the time being and amended from time to time. 13.2. We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the holiday including the right to experience a holiday which is as described, and matching the information we provided to you and supplied with reasonable skill and care. 13.3. We are not liable for any loss or damage to your property. We are not responsible for any loss or damage to your property. 13.4. You are responsible for arranging your own insurance. You are responsible for arranging your own insurance to cover the cost of cancellation and the cost of assistance returning to the UK, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness. 13.5. You have the benefit of our insolvency insurance. In the event that you suffer any loss as a result of our insolvency you will have the benefit of our insurance policy. 14. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 14.1. How we will use your personal information. We will use the personal information you provide to us: 14.1.1. to supply the holiday to you; 14.1.2. to process your payment for the holiday; 14.1.3. photographs or videos may be used to market future holidays and the work of CPAS on our website, in our published brochures and in other CPAS publications such as newsletters; and 14.1.4. if you agreed to this during the order process, to give you information about similar holidays that we provide, but you may stop receiving this at any time by contacting us. 14.2. We will give your personal information to third parties where the law either requires or allows us to do so. 15. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS 15.1. We may transfer this agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will contact you to let you know if we plan to do this. If you are unhappy with the transfer you may contact us to end the contract within 2 weeks of us telling you about it and we will refund you any payments you have made in advance for holidays not provided. 15.2. You have the right to transfer the benefit of the holiday to someone else. Where you are prevented from going on the holiday, you may transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing. You and the replacement holiday maker will remain jointly and severally liable to us for the price of the holiday. We may not agree to the transfer if you do not give us at least 2 weeks’ notice of your wish to transfer or if we determine that your chosen holiday is not suitable for the person you wish to transfer your holiday to. 15.3. Nobody else has any rights under this contract (except someone you pass your guarantee on to). This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms. 15.4. If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect. 15.5. Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the holiday, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date. 15.6. Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.

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