GO Central

GO Central

Below we have all the information you will need for your Contagious Conference this summer. If you would like general information for what a Contagious GO Conference is like then please click on the link here.

Contagious GO CENTRAL runs from Saturday 27th July – Friday 2nd August. The Conference will begin with registration between 13:30 and 15:30. If you are going to be later than these times please contact admin@contagious.org.uk in the weeks before the Conference or Rupert Cowan (07941702049) on the day.

Our Conference will finish with a final meeting at 10:00 before pickups at 11:00. If you are going to be delayed for any reason to pick up your child then please contact us using the phone number above.

Contagious GO CENTRAL is at Kingham, Chipping Norton OX7 6TH. When you arrive we will have TEAM and CREW on hand to direct you to registration outside the school library (and/or follow your SatNav to this location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/9y5UJP4vFrQDQ5z29). 

Due to package travel regulations we are unable to provide transport from train stations to the venue.

Kingham Hill School is a beautiful boarding school in the Cotswolds with excellent on-site facilities. The week is fully-catered and we will have access to sports fields, swimming pool and other facilities as needed for a fun-filled week together.

We will be sleeping in the school boarding houses. Boys and Girls will stay in separate houses and every person will have their own single bed and share with others from their ‘SUS’ group in rooms of between two and six young people. All bedding is provided. Leaders will sleep in their own rooms in the same boarding house as their ‘SUS’ Group and will be available if there are any issues overnight.

  • Clothing appropriate for a range of weather and activities
  • Shoes including those suitable for running/activities
  • Bible (We will be teaching from the New International Version)
  • Pens (young people will be provided with their own teaching booklets for writing notes in)
  • Swimwear
  • Tennis racket (optional – the tennis courts are available for us during optional activities)
  • Towels x 2 (one for showering, one for the pool and water games)
  • Clothing suitable for water games
  • Old clothing suitable for potentially being dyed (we recommend bringing two white t-shirts, one for colour wars and another for tye-dye)
  • Toiletries, sun cream, hat and sunglasses
  • Small light up alarm clock or watch (young people will not have their phones overnight)
  • Sports equipment, games, musical instruments for free time (please note these are brought at your own risk)
  • Money (cash) for the tuck shop and bookstall

This year we will have an “Olympic” theme for GO CENTRAL. Each ‘SUS’ Group will be a particular country. We aim to let you know approximately three weeks in advance which group your young person will be in. It would be great if they can also bring clothes in their country’s colours to wear on the final night.

Please do NOT bring any snacks that contain nuts. Our venues are nut-free sites and we often have attendees with severe nut allergies.

We are hoping to take some general photos or videos during the week that may be used for publicity, uploaded on our website or shared on social media sites.

If you have particular concerns about social media, photographs or publicity, please inform us by emailing admin@contagious.org.uk.

At Contagious GO we are happy for children and young people to bring their phones to Contagious though we cannot take responsibility for their loss or damage.  We require that all electronic devices are handed to their SUS leader at the start of the week (by Saturday 19:00). We will keep the phones safe and give them out for an hour each day (this will be at 18:00-19:00) for young people to contact parents/carers and friends.

We understand that you may wish to speak to your child so in an emergency you can contact Rupert Cowan (event co-ordinator) on 07941702049.

You should have given us all relevant medical, SEN and pastoral information when you signed up on Brushfire. If you have any further information to give us or need to update anything then you can do that by accessing your booking on Brushfire.

If you wish to update anything less than six weeks before the conference please email admin@contagious.org.uk. This is because we often pull the relevant information for each Conference from the booking website around six weeks before the conference, and by emailing us we can make sure that the necessary people are notified.

When you booked onto Contagious, we asked you to agree to our terms and conditions. You can access them here. In particular, please note our expectations with regards to behaviour throughout the week.

If you need to get in touch with us at any point during the week then you can do that using the contact information below:

What does a typical day look like?

The day starts with wake up followed by a filling breakfast. We then go into our morning meeting together. This meeting includes singing, activities and challenges, and teaching from one of the leaders. After the morning meeting there will be a short break followed by some time in SUS (small) groups going through part of the Bible together. After SUS we will have our lunch and then go into afternoon activities. The activities are a mix of all-together activities (such as water games, wide games and inflatables) and option activities (sports, craft, alternative). After dinner, there is another meeting similar to the morning meeting, followed by an evening activity (these have included junk heap challenges, wide games, quizzes and film nights) before bed.

What is being taught at Contagious this year?

At Contagious GO 2024 we are going to be diving into the book of Philippians. We live in a world of influencers, people who want to affect our lives and control our desires. As we look at the portraits that Paul paints with the words he writes, his passion is to influence us to think and then act like Jesus. So come and be influenced to live for Jesus as we delve into Philippians together.

How are young people kept safe at Contagious?

We are serious about keeping all children and young people safe at Contagious. If you would like to read our safeguarding policy then you can access that here.

How can I be praying for Contagious? 

We would love it if you could be praying for us throughout the week! It is only through God’s word applied to the hearts of the young people through the Holy Spirit’s work that lives are changed. Please be praying for faithful teaching and for hearts opened to the good news of the gospel. For particular points for prayer check out our dedicated page.