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Church Youth Group residential weekends in Scotland

Taking young people away from their home environment has many benefits.  In our experience, young people become increasingly open on a weekend away - it is an ideal environment to explore issues of life and faith.  Abernethy adventure weekends are also a great opportunity for you to get alongside your young people and get to know them better.  This kind of relational youth work is powerful, impacting and effective.  At Abernethy we constantly aim to openly live out our Christian lives in a clear and understandable way.  Experience has shown us that for teenagers and young people, seeing this away from home and school is extremely valuable as they decide how they are going to live out their own faith.

"You may see the weekend away as just a fun time of getting to know your group - and for them to get to know each other - and there really is no better way through adventure challenges in awesome locations".  Barry Edmondson, Deputy Chief Executive

If you want to come for the weekend and run your own spiritual programme, we would love to offer the facilities and support to make the weekend as engaging for your young people as possible.  Alternatively, if you would like us to run a spiritual programme integrated with the rest of the residential experience, then this can be arranged. 

You may choose to include our ‘Explore’ sessions in your programme.  This is an informal time at the end of the day to explore the relevance of the Christian faith.  This session is lots of fun and is optional - group leaders are consulted in advance on the form it should take.  CLICK HERE for more information

Many young people have made significant decisions about their Christian Faith as a result of visiting Abernethy Adventure Centres over the years.  Bringing your Youth Group may be the stepping stone for yet more people to take that life-changing leap of faith.  

CLICK HERE for a sample programme.  Please note that programme options vary at each Centre.
CLICK HERE to see Catering options for your group.

Our guests said:

"Great living conditions, heated throughout the weekend and very clean. The Activities were amazing, the team were friendly approachable, interactive and great with the young people."  Room 60

"Thank you - all the young people loved the activities, great food, great people, very welcoming. Thank you!!"  Moortown Baptist Church

What is included in the price?

  • Full board accommodation, including breakfast, packed lunch, dinner and supper.
  • Full use of our sports facilities
  • Bedding is included, but please bring your own towels
  • Activities are an optional extra - please note that age restrictions may apply on some activities
  • “Extras” can be ordered, such as a hot lunch, barbecue supper, lifeguarded swim, etc

Which Centre can I go to?

Abernethy Ardeonaig | 01567 820523 or e-mail
Abernethy Ardgour | 01967 411222 or e-mail
Abernethy Barcaple | 01557 820261 or e-mail
Abernethy Nethybridge | 01479 821279 or e-mail

Further information

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