Welcome to Contagious Central

Welcome to Contagious Central

Parents and YP Welcome Information

Everything you need to know to get ready and excited for Contagious Central this summer:

Scroll down for dates, important information and a packing list!


Contagious Central runs from Saturday 21st July to Friday 27th July 2018.


Kingham Hill School, Kingham, Chipping Norton, OX7 6TH

When to arrive?

Please aim to arrive from 2.30pm on SATURDAY 21st July. Can we please stress that it is important NOT to arrive earlier than this as rooms will not be available and leaders will not be able to supervise young people before this time. 

  • By Car, there are many parking spaces in the school grounds for those coming by car. Once at the venue our team will direct you to Registration and where to find your group.  
  • By Train, If you are travelling by train, we are arranging encouraging a group to travel together from London.  If you would like to join that group, please contact Tara Sharp from the form below.

We will register you on arrival, then show you your boarding house and introduce you to your team.  We will have a few games, refreshments and then a short tour of the School where we are staying.  You will quickly meet other young people and will make some good lasting friendships.


The young people’s rooms have between 2 and 6 bed/s each with bathroom/shower facilities nearby.  We will locate young people in their small group (SUS group) in rooms together; their leader will be in a room nearby.  We will do our best to meet your sharing requests, but this is not always possible.  All bedding is provided but please bring a towel.

Each boarding house has a big common room which is good for meeting friends, playing games and hanging out.  Leaders will always be nearby to chat and facilitate the fun and games.

Meal times:

The food is excellent at Kingham Hill School, prepared by the professional catering staff who provide a wide variety of tasty meals to choose from and fresh fruit and salad is always available.   

Photos and Publicity:

We are hoping to take some general photos or video during the week that may be used for publicity, uploaded on our website or shared on social media sites.  We hope to upload any photos on the public ‘Contagious’ Facebook group so we encourage everyone to join our group. It is almost impossible to control the use of social media by young people at Contagious. If you have particular concerns about social media, photographs or publicity, please inform the Contagious Team on 01582 855898. Our full safeguarding policy is available to read here.

Medical, SEN, Dietary Information Form
All the above information should now have been completed via the online form.  If you have not completed this form, please email Lisa Wheatley.  If there is any up to date information or change of circumstances, recent medication or pastoral concerns that were not included on the form, please provide written details to Tara Sharp at the point of registration when you arrive. If you would like to discuss a medical condition/special needs then please contact the Contagious Team on 01582 855898 before 13th July 2018.
When will Contagious Finish?
Contagious will finish immediately after lunch, at 1.30 pm on Friday 27th July 2018. If there is any chance that you might be delayed in arriving please advise someone from the team.
For those who have booked it, the shuttle service will provide a return trip to Kingham train station.  Please do not book trains before 2pm on the last day.
I’m sure we will have no issues, but we would like to remind you of the Booking Terms & Conditions that you agreed to when booking online; this will ensure that you are aware of what behaviour is expected during the week.
Packing List and other items you might need
  • Spending Money:  There is a small tuck shop on site and the Task Force team will run a small bookstall, so you may like to bring some spending money, though this is not essential.  Any money you bring will be your own responsibility to look after and manage.
  • Suitable Clothes: We have a full programme of activities including sports, messy games, crafts, dancing, creative projects and team challenges.    Please bring a range of clothes and footwear for outdoors, indoors, muddy and wet environments or casual clothes for the evenings.  We are trusting that the weather will be good for us to be outside for most of the week, but please be prepared for changeable conditions.
Check List:
  • Bible (New International Version would be ideal) NOT electronic Bibles on phones etc.
  • Notepad and pen
  • Money for tuck/book shop/merchandise
  • Supply of any medication needed plus any up to date information written down.
  • Swimming gear and old clothes (for water games)
  • Towels
  • Toiletries, sun cream & hat
  • Pyjamas
  • Clothes suitable for all weathers!
  • Exclusively indoor trainers and other outdoor footwear
  • Any sports equipment, games or musical instrument (at your own risk)
  • Mobile phone and charger (optional).
Contagious Hoodies & T-Shirts:


We now have our 2018 hoodies and T-shirts available to order and pay for online!

To place an order, go to the home page of our website www.contagious.org.uk and select BOOK CONTAGIOUS then click on the conference you have booked. You will see the option LEISUREWEAR FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, which will take you to the booking section of our website where, using your log in details, you will be able to place your order.

If you need help placing your order, please click on this link for a step by step guide.

Please Pray

Please join the leaders in praying for our time at Contagious this summer:

  • Thank God for the many young people coming to Contagious from different backgrounds and churches.
  • Thank God for Contagious and the dedicated leaders who prepare the teaching, organise the activities, and give of their time to care and support the young people.
  • Please pray for young people who may be feeling anxious about coming to Contagious; pray that they would quickly find their way around, meet great leaders and make new friends.
  • Please pray for young people as they listen, learn and engage with the teaching this summer, that they would grow in their love of Jesus and mature in their walk with Him.
  • Please pray for the leaders that they would teach the young people well and faithfully, according to the Bible.  Give them creative ideas to engage the young people and a love for the young people that comes from Jesus.
  • Please pray for safety and smooth running of the conference, free from evil attack and blessed by God.
  • Please pray for the ongoing work of Contagious as they plan future conferences and look for new opportunities to serve young people in our nation.
  • Please subscribe to our Contagious PrayerMate feed.

In the event of an emergency please contact Tara Sharp on: 07488713583.

Dates for 2019:
Sun 29th July – Sat 3rd August 2019 at Kingham Hill School

If you have any questions about any of the Contagious ministries, please do not hesitate to contact me.