Camping Club Youth Rallies
If your kids have joined – or are thinking of joining – CCY, chances are it’s because they love camping. Well, so do we! And the good news is that there are events throughout the year where kids can camp, take part in competitions and challenges and meet friends new and old.
Each Region or DA will organise numerous events, some that are only for CCY and some for everyone, with a dedicated youth area. You can find out what events are happening near you in the Out & About section of the Club magazine (the orange pages).
National Youth Rally
Every year, young people from all over the country get together to celebrate the joys of camping at the National Youth Rally. It’s hosted by a different Region each year, and there’s always lots going on!
South West Region's 2018 YouthFest basked in glorious sunshine for the whole weekend. From circus entertainment to an open mic competition, cream teas to the England v Sweden World Cup Quarter Final, there was something for everyone to get involved in.
The Austin Trophy provided entertainment for all, with competitions such as the novelty relay race (hopping, three-legged and backwards running) and the gluttons' race (bob for apples and pick up a sweet from a bowl of flour with your teeth), amongst many more!
The 2019 Youth Rally will be hosted by Eastern Region at Home Farm, Cople Road, Cardington, Bedford, MK44 3SN. The theme is Young Farmers Go West, so your kids can look forward to pitting themselves against the bucking bronco, as well as the usual sporting competitions and discos. Don’t miss out – let your Youth Leader know your kids would like to join in all the fun and games! If they’re not already members, there’s plenty of time to join, so what are you waiting for?
International Youth Rally
Your kids will also have the chance to really stretch their wings and attend the International Youth Rally. The next rally will be taking place in the Czech Republic on 18-22 April 2019 (Easter weekend).
To be able to attend the International Youth Rally, your kids will need to have passed their National Youth Test. There's plenty of time, so get them signed up today and they'll be trotting off on their next big adventure before you know it!
National Feast of Lanterns
The Club's national rally, the National Feast Of Lanterns (NFOL), offers an area for CCY members to camp away from their parents. Taking place on 19-23 September 2019, there'll be events and entertainment galore, including the traditional Mardi Gras parade on Saturday afternoon. The 2019 NFOL takes place at Turnpike Showground, Shaftesbury, Dorset (the same place as the 2018 National Youth Rally).
The theme is "Down on the Farm", so there's plenty of opportunity for your kids to let their imaginations run riot as they come up with costumes for the Mardi Gras!