Our five day annual residential takes place during the first weekend of the summer school holidays. Residentials are open to all members and leaders as well as our friends from Soham Brigade. Our residential is a wonderful opportunity for members to try new and varied activities, learn new skills and make new friends. We visit a different site each year and endeavour to cater for a range of interests.
A typical residential programme includes organised outdoor activities such as: archery, high ropes, sailing, canoeing and orienteering (the list goes on) and trips to sights of interest close to the site, examples include: The Big Pit in South Wales, guided tours and beach trips. Not only do we take part in activities and trips during the day, we run games, sports, crafts and ‘Grill the Vicar’ sessions in the evenings, allowing the opportunity for our members to ask our Reverend and leader, Kathryn Waite, any questions they may have about God, Christianity and life in general.
We are fortunate to be joined by a fully qualified (and talented) chef who prepares lovely meals for us (a highlight for many attendees!). Our programme would not be the same without the special ‘SYG formal dinner’ and ‘Camp Concert’ whereby members and leaders can showcase any hidden talents or hobbies they may have.
Our annual residentials are a very special and integral part of SYG. We encourage everyone in SYG to come along and see for themselves what we offer. SYG prides itself on providing “opportunities for young people” and this is what an SYG residential is all about.
Annual Residential 2024
Vauxhaul Christian Trust
Friday 3rd May - Monday 6th May (Bank Holiday weekend).
We always aim to keep costs to a minimum and use our own income to help reduce the overall cost to members. We also apply for grants to help us further reduce the cost so this opportunity is available to all our members independent of financial means. Our thanks to grant providers such as Cambridge Community Foundation, John Huntingdon Charity, South Cambridge District Council and Stansted Airport Community Fund.
We have visited quite a few sites over the past 20 years and taken a fair few pictures. Take a peek as we have captured some wonderful residential moments.