These are the principles by which we run our camps and work together as leaders:

Evangelism and Teaching

  1. We are committed to teaching basic Christian truths as an essential part of evangelism.
  2. We aim to express God’s Good News to children, young people and families, not only in words, but by building caring relationships with them.
  3. We make every effort to communicate the Gospel in contemporary language and in ways appropriate to the context.
  4. We emphasize that faith should always lead to action and to growth in Christian character and service.
  5. We acknowledge that the Gospel has inescapable social dimensions and therefore it involves us in service to others and a concern for social justice. In view of our specific aims, we have a responsibility for children and young people who are poor, deprived or exploited.
  6. We encourage children to follow Christ in ways that are appropriate to their age, culture and background, taking special account of their home and family situation and level of maturity.
  7. We believe that new birth is a profound supernatural experience, brought about by the Holy Spirit. So we invite people to respond to what He is doing in their lives and guard against calling for superficial responses.


  1. We recognise our part in God’s worldwide family and seek ways of working positively with a variety of churches.
  2. We encourage people who come to faith through our ministries to take part in the life of a local church fellowship.

Equality and Unity

  1. We believe that all human beings are of equal worth in the sight of God and that all those who put their faith in Christ are one in Him.
  2. We are therefore committed to exercising our ministries without discrimination as to race, colour, gender, language or social position.
  3. We express our Christian commitment in varied and creative ways since we are drawn from diverse backgrounds.

Biblical Standards

  1. We aim to follow Biblical principles in all that we do. This includes, for example, our administration, our publicity and the way we care for our staff and volunteers.
  2. We seek to honour God in carrying out our ministries, by combining prayerful reliance on Him with the use of the best available means, maintaining the highest standards possible.