Basecamp Kingscross - TBKX1

15 - 21 Jun, Kingscross , S5 - S6, £140.00
Accompanied travel: Glasgow (£21), Ardrossan (£9)

Basecamp is for you if are 16-18, in S5 or S6 at school, or have recently left school.

All Basecamp events include worship, teaching, training sessions, activities and time to relax. Over and over again people talk of the huge benefit of Basecamp as a place to go deeper in your faith, get into the Bible, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships.

Basecamp is a week-long training event helping to prepare you for the role of Trainee Leader at SU Scotland events. There will be excellent Bible engagement sessions, group discussion and key workshops designed to help you develop the skills you need to work with children and young people and introduce them to the Christian faith. You can expect to think about:

  • how you can help with small group teaching
  • how to care for your small group of young people
  • how best to answer young people’s questions
  • the purpose of games and how to lead them
  • how to encourage positive behaviour
  • think through what the Bible teaches about leadership

Each Basecamp trainee has an advisor who helps them put together their own training plan.

This week-long event is based at Kingscross, our campsite on the Island of Arran. Accommodation is in tents.


The COmMISSION Programme

This event is part of the COmMISSION programme. In addition to training, we provide the opportunity to put your training into action by serving as a trainee leader on a holiday or mission team.

The COmMISSION programme ends with a weekend of review and celebration towards the end of August. At this weekend you will have time, along with others, to share and reflect on the part you and hundreds of others have played in sharing Jesus with Scotland’s young people.


We ask you to raise £300 as a donation to the costs of the COmMISSION programme. This includes your attendance at a training event, the costs associated with being a trainee at a holiday or mission and the review weekend.

A deposit of £50 is required to book your place on the COmMISSION progamme and all further contributions should be made by 31st August 2020.

For more information about commission, and for advice on fundraising, visit

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What's the location like?

Being on an island brings its own special sense of adventure and the beautiful island of Arran is just off the west coast of Scotland. It really is an amazing location with fantastic outdoor activities, great beaches, impressive mountains, a historic castle and loads more to see and do. Our campsite is the ideal place to stay for a great island holiday – come and try it for yourself!

What's Outside?

Our campsite near Whiting Bay is close to the sea and sleeping in tents means there’s a truly outdoor feel to the holiday. There are loads of great facilities nearby and on site activities include archery, wide games and a fabulous water slide, which is great on a hot day. Come ready to make some new friends!

What’s inside?

Indoor facilities at our well-equipped campsite include dining room, meeting room, toilets and showers.

Where is it?

Kingscross is not far from Whiting Bay, on the east side of the island of Arran.