ODM helps to organise and run three camps for young people in
conjunction with Ventures (formerly known as CYFA Pathfinder Ventures)
These take place in August at
Blaithwaite House near Wigton. The first
camp was run in 2002 and 28 young people attended. By 2009 there were 3
camps catering for 130 young people. The camps are primarily focused around
outdoor activities but one offers the opportunity for outdoor activities
and music. A team of about 80 leaders help to run the activities.
When they are 19, the young people are invited to join the leadership
training course that runs for 3 weeks over the summer in preparation for
them becoming leaders on camps. The camps are a great opportunity for
young people to reflect on and grow in their Christian faith.