This is an opportunity to support the ongoing ministry to village churches in the Vinnitsa province to establish children's and teen ministry and Sunday schools.

Come and join us in Vinnitsa, Ukraine for evangelistic summer camps for teenagers and be part of igniting the flame for children's ministry that 70 years of communism all but extinguished.

  Dates Cost
Summer Extreme camp 2 weeks Saturday, 29 June – Sunday, 14 July 2019 £445
Summer camps 1 month Option Saturday, 29 June – Sunday, 28 July 2019 £740
Summer camp 2 weeks Tuesday, 09 – Tuesday, 23 July 2019 £425
Summer camp 1 week Tuesday, 23 -Tuesday, 30 July 2019 £290
Apply by Friday, 03 May 2019
Ages 18+ Unless going as part of family - see notes below
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Ministry Details

After arriving in Ukraine, you will have a day to meet the team and get an overview of what the camp programme will look like. After that, you will be travelling to the village where the camp will be. You will meet the local churches pastor/volunteers and maybe take part in the church service. Camp days you will spend time with the kids doing sports, crafts, sing songs, Bible lessons and just having lots of fun! In the extreme camp, activities will also include sports and extreme sports, low ropes which could include building low rope bridges or other knots and rope connected activities. There may also be opportunity to meet and share with parents.

Each day you will also have team time, feedback and planning for the next day. After camp time, you will return to the city of Vinnitsa for a day of debrief and feedback, before traveling home. Please be prepared to take part if you have the opportunity to visit a church service - for instance share a testimony or sing a song.

1 month option
In between camps you will travel back to Vinnitsa for a day of rest, a Church service, regrouping and maybe meet other team members. During the month you will attend 4 camps - two extreme and two children's camps. After camp time, there will be a day of debrief and feedback and a 'goodbye meal', before departing.

Participant Profile

Born again Christians with a heart for children and teens, able to handle the stress that the language barrier brings with it. A team player with a servant heart and a sense of humour. For the extreme option, alpine, rock climbing and other outdoor extreme experience will be a great blessing to the team, but is not a requirement.

Accommodation

The days before and after the camp you will be housed in the Vinnitsa dorm - comfortable rooms. During the village for camp you may be housed with local believers, in church halls, maybe sleeping on the floor, and using outside basic toilets.

Food

All meals are included. Expect good home cooked Ukrainian food. Unfortunately, during these camps we are unable to cater for special diets.

Travel

Please arrive at the Havryshivka Vinnytsia International Airport (VIN). You will be met at the airport by a representative of OM Ukraine with an OM sign. The team will likewise make sure you get back to the airport in time for your departure flight.

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

Health

Participants must be in good health. Travel on the Ukrainian roads can be hard on your back. Travel may include a donkey cart ride and you might be walking a lot in the village to where the camp will be held each day.

Visa

British citizens do not need a visa for visiting Ukraine up to 90 days.

Notes

Individuals applying must be 18 or over.

Under 18s are welcome to apply for all of these options, except the extreme camp, but must have parental consent and be accompanied by a responsible adult. Children under 13 will be included on their parent’s application form. 13-17 year olds can apply using our shortened form for teenagers.

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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