Diocese of Chichester Youth

May Camp is our Diocese wide annual youth event.

Targetted at School years 7-10 (age 11-15) with a leadership stream for school years 11-13 (age 16-18)

Every year hundreds of young people from across Sussex meet for a weekend of worship, teaching, discipleship, sports, games, music and more. Held at Plumpton racecourse over the Spring bank holiday weekend at the end of May. Although in 2022 because of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee we're meeting from the 27th to 30th May. The reason for choosing this weekend is that it's the first weekend of half term - giving young people a chance to recover after a weekend of camping and high energy activities!

The event is focused on the local church and the discipleship journey of the young people. There are seminars on subjects including social action, overseas mission, spiritual disciplines, money, worship, vocations, leadership, tough questions and much more. On a weekend away like Maycamp leaders have the opportunity to develop deeper relationships with their groups that you just can't in the every day back at home.

We have some handy tips for bringing groups away and resources which can be downloaded to help with the whole process.

Check out the videos from previous years in the media section and hopefully we'll see you soon!