GO SCoNo

GO SCoNo

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 ScoNo runs from Saturday 27th July to Friday 2nd August. The Conference will begin with registration between 3:30-4:00 pm. If you are going to be later than these please contact admin@contagious.org.uk in the weeks before the Conference or call Libby at (+44)7547 198885 on the day.

On Friday 2nd August we ask for you to pick up your young person after 1.30pm and by 2pm. The young people will be provided with a picnic lunch to take home with them. 

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 ScoNo is at Barnard Castle School. When you arrive we will have TEAM and CREW on hand to direct you to registration.

There is plenty of car parking spaces in the visitor car park and then you will need to enter the main school building for registration.

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

Barnard Castle School is set in beautiful grounds. Contagious Go ScoNo is housed in two buildings a short walk from the main school area. Girls are in Old Courts and boys are in Longfields. There are good communal spaces for the young people to relax and play games together. The school is just a short walk away from the market town of Barnard Castle. We spend one of the mornings in the town as a group.

  • Clothing appropriate for a range of weather and activities
  • Shoes including those suitable for running/activities (young people must have shoes on at all times)
  • A towel (bedding is provided)
  • A water bottle with your name on
  • Bible (We will be teaching from the New International Version) – please bring physical copy
  • Pens (young people will be provided with their own teaching booklets for writing notes in)
  • Swimwear/clothing and footwear suitable for water games
  • Old clothing and white t-shirt for colour wars
  • Fancy dress for our Ceilidh on the final night – the theme this year is WILD WEST/COWBOYS.
  • Toiletries, sun cream, hat and sunglasses
  • Small light up alarm clock or watch (young people will not have their phones overnight)
  • Money for the tuck shop and bookstall (At GO we are only accepting cash payments).

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 registration time. We will keep the phones safe and give them out for an hour after lunch each day 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: Jamie Dickson: (+44)7531 183376 or Libby McIlraith: (+44)7547 198885.

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:

Urgent enquiries or emergencies – Jamie Dickson: (+44)7531 183376 or Libby McIlraith: (+44)7547 198885

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 colour wars) 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 quizzes, film nights and a banquet) 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.