Please aim to arrive at Barnard Castle School between 3:30 and 4pm on Saturday 22nd July 2023.
Head for ‘Reception’ and you will be welcomed at our registration table. For those adults dropping off young people we invite you to stay for some refreshments. The young people will be introduced to their leaders and new friends before heading to our Welcome Meeting at 5pm.
We plan to get straight in to the theme for the week, young people will find out their assigned SUS group and leaders and there’ll be some usual Contagious antics to get us excited for the week.
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. If you are travelling by train you will need to organise your own taxi from Darlington station. we are no longer able to offer a shuttle service from the station to the venue, due to the recent introduction of the Package Travel Regulations.
We understand that some churches in Glasgow and Edinburgh are hoping to hire a coach. If you’d like to find out more about this then please click here.
This is a great venue which is ideally suited to Contagious as it combines good accommodation, tasty food, good teaching spaces and excellent sports facilities.
The young people’s rooms are in a variety of single, two, three or four bed dorms each with bathroom/shower facilities 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.
There are several common room spaces for us to enjoy to meet friends, play games and hang out. Leaders will always be nearby to chat and facilitate the fun and games.
We are sharing the site with Contagious MAX for young people aged 14 – 19. Contagious MAX will be accommodated in a separate Dormitory block, and have their own programme and leadership team. We are looking forward to joining together in some activities as part of the Contagious family.
what to bring…
- Bible (New International Version) NOT electronic Bibles on phones etc.
- Notepad and pen – all GO attendees will be given a teaching booklet and John’s Gospel at the start of the week.
- Money for tuck/book shop
- Supply of any medication needed plus any up to date information written down
- Swimming gear
- Water bottle with name on
- Toiletries, sun cream & hat
- Clothes suitable for all weathers!
- Shoes for indoors and other outdoor footwear
- Any sports equipment, games or musical instruments (at your own risk)
- A fancy dress outfit for our Ceilidh – the theme is PIRATES!
- N.B. phones and devices will be collected in by leaders during the first day, they will be given out for an hour each day after lunch. For more information please read our terms and conditions.
- PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY SNACKS THAT CONTAIN NUTS as we have others attending who have severe nut allergies
Contagious will end at 1.30 pm on Friday 28th July 2022. Young people will be provided with a packed lunch to take away with them.
We ask that you pick up your young person no later than 2pm as we will need to tidy up and pack away. If there is any chance that you might be delayed in arriving please advise someone from the team.
Each year we hope 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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical / SEN / Dietary
All the above information should be completed was part of your booking form. If you have booked onto Contagious GO but have not completed this form, please do so immediately or email Lisa Wheatley. Please also contact Lisa if there is any up to date information or change of circumstances, recent medication or pastoral concerns that were not included on the form.
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
In the event of an emergency please contact Jamie Dickson on 07531 183376.
If you have any questions about any of the Contagious ministries, please do not hesitate to contact us on the form below.