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FAQ

Booking - I didn't book enough tickets, can I add more to my order?

You can add more tickets at any time by purchasing more through the online booking page.

I booked too many tickets, can I get a refund?

There are no refunds for Early Bird tickets, but if there's a problem that means a young person can longer make it, we can certainly arrange a refund of a full price ticket.  Please contact Dan via youth@chichester.anglican.org to liaise on ticket refunds.

Some of the young people don't know their NHS number, is this a problem?

If you can't get hold of the NHS number then don't worry, leave that field blank.

What time can we arrive?

May Camp programme starts on Friday at 18:00 with a hog roast with the main welcome session kicking off at 20:30. There is no restriction on when you can arrive on the Friday but most people start to arrive from 4pm.

Can we come on Thursday to set up?

Yes. You are more than welcome to come and set up on Thursday but please remember there are still lots of people coming and going between Thursday night and the start of the event on Friday. The security team also don't start until Friday evening.  May Camp cannot take any responsibility for belongings left on site.

What do we need to bring?

There is a "things to bring" document you can download here

What are the sleeping arrangements?

We don't provide any accommodation, everyone needs to bring something to sleep in. Ideally a tent, caravan, trailer tent etc... your group leader should have been sent a form to submit to us what tents you will be brining. We need to know this information so that we can give you enough space to camp your group.

What about toilets and showers? 

There is a brick building on site which has a ladies and a gents toilet block with showers too.

What about money? 

There are a few things for sale over the weekend. 

We will have a few hoodies, although if you want a hoodie we recommend you order it in advance to make sure you can have the size and colour that you want.

There will be May Camp water bottles for sale

The May Camp Cafe is open over most of the weekend and sells food and drink like mini pizzas, chips, waffles, coke floats and a whole variety of tuck and cans.

There are no cash machine facilities on site so remember to bring any cash with you.

Is there parking on site?

There is parking. You can drive on site to unload. Once you have finished unloading and setting up, cars need to be moved off site onto the site car park. The car park is visible from the camp site and cars are left at your own risk.

What are the security arrangements?

Site security is handled by Aldermore Security and Event Solutions. They operate 24 hour security for the duration of the event.

What are group leaders responsibilities?

The May Camp team are NOT responsible for your group, your group leaders are responsible for the young people that you bring along to the event.

  • Camp with your group
  • Encourage people to stay in groups
  • Don't be afraid to set rules
  • Eat together
  • Make sure your group knows how to contact you
  • Come to the main meetings with your group and set an example
  • Make time to feedback with your group about topics from main meetings and seminars
  • Get involved with sports and tournaments with your group
  • Make time to speak to everyone in your group every day

The weekend is a great opportunity for you to be really intentional about the discipleship journey your young people are going on. It is a great time to build friendships and develop purposeful relationships. Take the opportunities as they come up. use the group time slots in the programme to have group discussions.  Lay on hot chocolate and cake for young people before bed in the evening.  Think about how you can follow up from May Camp when you get back home. May Camp can be a great catalyst to anything from a good conversation to the start of a life long relationship with Jesus. The hard part starts when you get home, continuing to nurture and encourage these young people.

Please remember the part that you as a group leader need to play in the Health and Safety of the event. It is the responsibility of the group leader to ensure that at least one adult in the group has a current First Aid Certificate and it is their responsibility to deal with all MINOR injuries in the first instance. All groups must have a complete first aid kit and record any treatment in the space provided on the reverse side of the Health Consent form.