Basecamp Gowanbank - TBGB1

Training, Basecamp
16 - 18 Feb, Gowanbank , S5 - S6, £105.00
No accompanied travel

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


Basecamp includes worship, Bible teaching, training sessions, activities, and time to relax. Previous attendees talk about the huge benefit of Basecamp as a place to go deeper in faith, get into the Bible, learn new skills for mission and develop lasting friendships.  


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 be a valuable part of a team 

  • What Christian leadership looks like 

  • How you can help with small group teaching 

  • How to care for your small group of young people  

  • The purpose of games and how to lead them   


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


The COmMISSION Programme  

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


Finish the summer with a weekend of review and celebration where there will be 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.  


Lendrick Muir is the venue for this year’s Review Weekend from 23-25 August 2024. (Cost is included in your Basecamp booking, please indicate when booking if you will be attending The Review Weekend). 


Cost: The fee for Basecamp covers 

  • Your place at Basecamp and the Review Weekend  

  • Accommodation, food, and resources  

  • Travel from Glasgow to the Basecamp   


We are able to offer COmMISSION at a substantially discounted fee as a result of generous donations and encourage all participants to consider how they can meet this. We have even prepared some ideas for you!  


We do not want anyone to miss out because of costs, though. Please contact if you would like to discuss this.  


For more information about COmMISSION, visit 

Your team leader for this holiday is Alan Myles.

For more information about this holiday, please contact:

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What about activities?

As well as the activities listed on the event pages, you'll also get a chance to take part in other activities at this site. Check out the full list at the venue page here.

What's the location like?

Located on 6 beautiful acres on the edge of Darvel, Ayrshire. With woodlands and countryside on your doorstep, and plenty of exciting activities to try, Gowanbank is a great place for exploring, relaxing, and adventuring.

What's inside?

Gowanbank is a beautiful old house with spectacular views out across the Irvine valley and lots of great areas to hang out with friends and relax. It has a big meeting room, a cosy fireplace, games room, en-suite bedrooms, and a large dining hall.

Where is it?

It is located just off the A71, also known as the Darvel Road, a short drive away from Kilmarnock and just half an hour south of Glasgow.