Alton Castle's recent retreat with Bishop Walsh Catholic School featured on BBC's Songs of Praise, which was broadcast at 12.25pm on Sunday 12th August. The episode is available on BBC's iPlayer catch up service.
Songs of Praise's Sean Fletcher visited the Castle and spoke to team members about their own journeys of faith, as well as showing off the fun activities that are part of an Alton Castle Retreat and the beauty of the Churnet Valley.
See the BBC's trailer for the episode here:
See a clip from the show with Lucy, one of our volunteers here:
Whether you've been to camp before or not, sometimes there are a few nagging questions that you need to know the answer to before you get to camp. Have a look below at some of our frequently asked questions. Still can't see what you're looking for? Email Beccy
When does camp run?
Sunday 2nd August 2020- Thursday 6th August 2020
Camp is just one week this year? I that right?
Yep! This year will be our biggest camp to date- check out the consent form for some new accommodation options!
What do I need to bring with me?
A kit list will be sent out to you once your booking has been confirmed.
When do I need to arrive and leave?
Camp begins at 3pm on the Sunday and finishes at 3pm on the Thursday.
How is my place on camp confirmed?
You'll receive an email once your booking form and deposit have both been received.
Do I need to bring money with me?
The only money you might need is some spending money for our two trips out and for our camp book and tuck shop if you so wish.
I don't know anyone else who is coming to camp, what shall I do?
That's totally fine! You certainly will not be the only person! Camp is an incredible place where people go from being complete strangers to friends you feel like you have known for years. It definitely shouldn't be a barrier to attending.
I haven't been before-is it normal to be worried?
It's fine to be nervous but we would encourage you to be more excited than nervous! Camp is such a relaxed, friendly, laid-back environment and our team will be with you for every-step of this journey- we can't wait to meet you!
I'm not Catholic, can I still come?
Absolutely- though Summer Camp is a Catholic event, we welcome anyone aged 12-18 to attend who comes with an open heart to having an incredible time with us.
What's the theme for camp this year?
The theme is still yet to be released by Lifeteen in America! Once we know, you'll know!