Regional Events 2021

Given the risk that exists with gathering children and young people residentially, Baptist Youth will not be hosting camps in their traditional form. Rather, we will be running a number of regional events for both children and young people!



For many years, Baptist Youth has been running one-off events for kids in various locations and churches. Each event is an amazing night of fun, creativity and learning. We are delighted, for the first time ever, to be running such regional events in the Summer months. What better way to spend the holidays than gathering your family or church Sunday School and taking them to a night where they can meet with friends, sing awesome songs about Jesus, play games and hear from the Bible!!


ILLUMINATE ROADSHOW (Youth regional events)

The Illuminate roadshow is a week of youth events taking place from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd July. Each evening will take place in a different location. Make sure and stay tuned to find out which night will be in a place near you. Every night will include games, worship, fun and opportunities to hear more about who Jesus is from our guest speaker, Phil Howe, from SUNI. 




We would love you to come along to one of our regional events. Please keep your eyes peeled on this page over the incoming weeks when we will be able to announce more specific dates and locations! 



In order to have great regional events, we need great volunteers. The one thing that should unite each of our volunteers is that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A rigorous process of application in line with BY’s child protection policy is undertaken for all our officers on our camps (copies of the policy are available by contacting Baptist Youth).

Kids Regional Events: Signing up as a leader means you are applying to be a part of the team that shapes the content and organisation of these regional kids events. Volunteers may help with, for example, producing craft, leading and organising games, delivering talks, leading songs etc.

Illuminate Roadshow: Signing up as a leader to the Illuminate Roadshow means you are applying to stay residentially with a team of leaders in Portstewart from Saturday 17 July to Saturday 24th July (subject to COVID restrictions at the time). Volunteers will be involved in producing daily online content to be streamed each morning for young people. In addition, leaders will travel to various locations throughout the week to run evangelistic youth events. The cost to sign up as an Illuminate events leader is £50


To apply as a leader for one of our regional events, simply fill in the online form which can be found by clicking here



Important Information

We are continuing to monitor the necessary restrictions implemented as a result of COVID 19. Throughout the Summer, Baptist Youth will endeavour to ensure that all government guidance is adhered to in order to provide events that are safe for children and young people.

Baptist Youth camps are staffed by volunteers from all walks of life. The one thing that unites each of our volunteers, however, is that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A rigorous process of application in line with BY’s child protection policy is undertaken for all our officers on our camps (copies of the policy are available by contacting Baptist Youth).

Baptist Youth, as a department of the Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland, have an insurance policy which covers Employers Liability and Public Liability. The Association will arrange a travel and personal accident policy to cover those travelling outside of Northern Ireland. 

Sometimes photographs and video taken on Baptist Youth Camps are used in publicity materials or used on the Baptist Youth Social Media account (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). If you have an objection to photographs and/or video of your child being used for such purposes, please inform the Youth Director (Matthew Campbell) in writing by 25 June 2021.


Ages of Children attending a regional event should be assessed as follows;

- Summer Camps - as of 30 June 2021

All rules relating to age will be strictly observed. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Please do not send cash by post. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland.


Concerning Your Personal Data

We collect information solely for the organisation, risk management and safety of our church activities. Your data will be stored securely by Baptist Youth and will only be accessed by appropriate persons for the purposes set out above.

The application form will require consent regarding the relevant use of your / your child’s data. Failure to provide us with accurate personal information and the necessary consent may affect our ability to run the activities efficiently.

We do not share your information with third parties unless the law requires us to do so. You have the right to request access to/removal of your personal data that we hold. For more information about this and your rights please see a copy of our Privacy Notice on our website