Up Camp is a camp for Italian teens (especially from Christian families) from all over the country. It's held in the picturesque small town of Isola del Gran Sasso in the Italian mountains, just 2 hours drive from Rome. It's an opportunity to share God's love to the teens through activities, sports, arts, music and small group time.

This is a great opportunity for evangelism, discipleship and mission awareness for participants. You will work as part of a team and serve through your skills and talents. We expect 150 teens every year, so the need for volunteers is great! We need artists who can help with the activities, set up the training and workshops, share reflections and testimony, but especially develop a relationship with the participants. There is also the opportunity to support the running of the camp each day.

The main language of the camp is Italian. Help will be provided to translate workshops and/or sessions.

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UP Camp Summer

Thursday, 11 – Saturday, 20 July 2019

2020 dates available soon

Friday, 03 May 2019

Cost £205
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Ministry Details

Around 2 hours are assigned to sports and arts practice during the day.

Artists - As an artist you will be involved in organising/ leading these workshop times together with the other Italian coaches. You will be asked to participate in the other activities held during the day according to your gifts and the different needs of the camp.

Video/photographerAs a videographer/photographer you will be responsible for creating a daily video clip of camp life as well as taking pictures of camp activities. You will be asked to participate in the other activities held during the day according to your gifts and the different needs of the camp.

Participant Profile

Artists - We are looking for artists with a passion to teach their own gifts to young people with a passion to know Christ and make Him known. For this camp we are specifically looking for visual artists willing to do workshops for the teens.  All types of media are welcome.

Video/photographer - We are looking for a videographer/photographer with a passion to use their own gifts with young people encouraging them to know Christ and make Him known.


Simple yet comfortable accommodation will be provided at the centre (bedding included)


Food will be provided at the accommodation centre. During camp you will eat 3 meals per day with the teens. We need to know in advance of any special dietary needs (vegetarian, food allergies, etc).


Arrive and depart from Fiumicino airport (FCO) in Rome. There you can find a bus to Teramo (http://www.gasparionline.it/index.php?pagina=ticketing) where you will be collected. The bus journey is around 2 1/2 hours. Please inform us of your arrival and departure times. You should aim to be at the camp by 17.00 on Thursday 11th and depart after lunch on Saturday 20th.

Please do not book any flights until you have applied and received an acceptance email from the Short Term Missions team.


You should be in good health and able to participate in an active week.


British citizens don't need a visa to enter Italy.


Applicants must be 18 or over. This outreach is tailored towards participants aged 18-40.

Price excludes flights, insurance, any possible vaccinations, and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

As part of our safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20. 


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