Shetland Christian Youth Camp is celebrating its 21st anniversary this summer.
There are 3 weeks of camp this year for the different age categories.
Week 1: p4-6, 6th -10th July
Week 2: p5-p7, 13th-17th July
Week 3: p7-S4, 20th-25th July.
Situated overlooking the West Voe beach in Sumburgh, the Shetland Christian Youth Camp (SCYC) holds its annual childrens’ camp in the summer holidays. SCYC is organised by Christians from Gospel Halls across Shetland. The aim of the camp is to teach children the simple message of the bible and provide them with an enjoyable holiday.
One of the great opportunities camp provides is that children can make new friends with others their own age from all over Shetland. Children are divided into groups of eight supervised by two leaders. Each week the camp serves a different age group starting with Primary 4 in the first week through to Secondary 6 in the last week.
Every day is filled with activities and sporting competitions where campers have to work together in their groups. In addition to competitions there is football, Go Karting, mountain biking, a bouncy castle, table tennis and pool table facilities all on site. There are day trips to the local beach and swimming pool. The camp also runs a tuck shop and bookshop, which are open every day. Each morning and evening there are meetings, which feature bible stories, singing and quizzes. The camp building has excellent facilities for both indoor and outdoor activities. A constant programme of improvements has provided a high standard of accommodation with each dormitory having en-suite shower room with toilet.
The camp is offered free of charge to children from Shetland.