Camp 2018 Blog

A Safe Re-entry

Posted by on August 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

Following Friday’s Moon Landing party, there was one final mission – a safe re-entry into everyday, Earth life.  Parents and carers came to meet their space cadets after their week-long mission aboard Starship Compass Camp, and some stayed behind to help clear up the debris left behind (tents).  This just leaves us now to reflect […]

Moon Landing

Posted by on August 11, 2018 at 7:45 am

Yesterday was a busy day with no time to write the blog so here’s just a brief note and we’ll post a full review of the week when we get home. Just enough time to say that the week closed with a challenging message from Jeff, a picnic lunch dodging showers that were definitely NOT caused by […]

Into the Black Hole

Posted by on August 9, 2018 at 9:23 pm

The last day of the outdoor activities began with a cold night, a sign perhaps of the day to come as they prepared to plunge into the darkness of the Coniston ghyll. Thankfully the campers were well prepared for the cold of space. Safe in their tent pods they slept well snuggled into their sleeping […]

Exploring a new planet!

Posted by on August 8, 2018 at 7:42 pm

Day 5, base camp activities started promptly at 7:30 am, with a quiet time to think and pray. This was swiftly followed by camper’s leaving their sleeping pods and heading for mission headquarters where they made their lunch and had breakfast in preparation for the exploration of a new planet, Raven Crag! Before this took place, […]

Expedition day

Posted by on August 7, 2018 at 7:51 pm

As Tuesday broke on the Coniston International Space Station, a new species producing an unheard of and quite frankly disturbing sound emerged at 0600 hrs. Some leaders have been reported to conspire on an independent mission to deal with the said squarking bird but authorisation from mission control has yet to be received! As the […]

Planet of the campers

Posted by on August 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Another day of good weather today! The little drizzle we had could not dampen the campers spirits and got us no where near as wet as the afternoon activity, canoeing. After lashing together two canoes the campers set out onto the water. In teams, Boys verses up into boys and girls teams the camper had […]