Date: 23 to 26 August 2019
Theme: Enchanted Forest
Location: Condover Hall, Shropshire
Contribution: £50 per person (welcome price for new families £35 per person)
Applicant Age: 5 to 17 years, plus immediate family
Closing Date: 15 February 2019
We are excited to announce applications are now open for our VICTA family weekends. We will again be hosting two Family Weekends, one in Spring (24 to 27 May 2019) and one in Summer (23 to 26 August 2019).
The Summer weekend is our biggest of the year and we will be heading back to Condover Hall, JCA Adventure’s flagship activity centre set in the Shropshire countryside. The site centres around a grand, grade l listed Elizabethan manor and is home to an exciting range of on-site activities. We have sole use of the venue and had a fantastic time when we visited for our Summer Family Weekend last year.
The site has all the facilities we need for a fantastic, action-packed few days. Sleeping accommodation consists of dormitory style units, with bunk beds, please note not all rooms at this venue offer en-suite bathrooms.
Our family weekends are a great opportunity to try new things, meet people and share experiences. We provide a range of amazing activities for you and your children, as well as the chance to attend workshops and talks. As usual, we will have our themed party night with a fancy dress competition and prizes up for grabs! Our theme for this weekend is ‘Enchanted Forest’ so think magical creatures and mythical beings when you are planning your costumes.
Activities on offer at the centre include high ropes, archery, tunnelling, canoeing and many more. The activities will be run by the JCA Adventure activity staff who ensure everyone has an amazing time. Children take part in the activities in groups arranged by age with the support of VICTA volunteers and the centre staff. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to bond with other children their own age who may have had similar experiences in life. While the children are off on their adventures, parents attend workshops and (not to be out-done by their daring children) also have the opportunity to try some of the activities themselves. Families then regroup to share their experiences of the day, enjoy mealtimes and take part in the evening activities together.
The minimum age for the activity groups is five years old. Younger siblings are welcome and in a change to previous years, the crèche will be available on both Saturday and Sunday. The provision of the crèche will be subject to demand and volunteer levels.
If you would like to apply for your family to attend, please complete the online application form below. Please note this form covers both this May weekend and the August summer weekend, so you will need to indicate which you are applying for.
If you are offered a place on a family weekend, you will need to pay a 50% non refundable deposit of your family’s place. The remaining balance will be due no later than six weeks before the activity. The contribution required is £50 per person (0 to 4 years are free). If your family are new to VICTA Family Weekends we are continuing the special welcome price of £35 per person. Your contribution covers your family’s accommodation, all organised activities and three warm meals per day.
The actual cost to VICTA per person to attend a family weekend is approximately £200, so if you are in a position to pay more than the minimum required that would be greatly appreciated. More importantly, given the costs, it is really important that you inform us if you are unable to accept your place so that it can be offered to another family on the waiting list.
We do expect to be over-subscribed so please make sure you get your applications in before the closing date.
In addition to completing the online form, please also download and complete a parent consent form for each child attending. These can be emailed to email@example.com.