Summer Clubs 2013
Every year we organise summer clubs for children in churches and schools.
clubs aim to present the message of the Bible in a fun and
relaxed environment. Each one lasts a week, during which there is time
for games, singing and craft as well as an opportunity to practice
Frontline teams from the UK have been going
out to help with Scripture Union summer clubs for the past nine years. The
clubs run over a four week period in July with between 15-50 children
aged 6-14 at each one.
Every club/camp is based at a
church or school and Hungarian speakers help with translation and
supervision. For more information see below.
If you would like to volunteer to help on a club or camp please contact:
David Blair, Tel: +44 (0)1865 246959 or (0)7917298408 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Clair Luxton, Tel: +44 (0)1908 856000, Email: ClareL@scriptureunion.org.uk
Click here to go to the SU England & Wales website where you can download application forms.
enjoyed being part of a team and found this very helpful spiritually- in ways I
hadn't expected. The children we were working with were great and I loved the
opportunities that arose to share my faith with them."
in Hungary emphasised the point that God loves people of all nations and there
are people who share our beliefs abroad - we are all one in him. I found it
encouraging to be able to teach and lead things (not something I am used to).
He gave me strength and extra confidence to do things I wasn't sure I could, as
well as to socialise and stay awake (at most times)."
Comments from previous volunteers.
The overall aim of each club is to assist SU Hungary and
the local churches with evangelistic outreach to children. A daily
programme of activities is provided from 8am to 4:30pm with a break for
The clubs are non-residential so the children go home each evening
giving the team time to review the day, prepare for the next and then
At the weekends the teams usually stay in Budapest where there is
opportunity for sight-seeing. At some clubs team members are invited to
participate in church services on Sunday. There will also be some
preparation time for the following week's holiday clubs.
What can I do?
Together with the English-speaking Hungarian volunteers you will be
involved in preparing and delivering a varied programme of activities.
These include Bible teaching, singing, games, craft and basic
conversational English lessons. We aim to create teams of at least four
men/women for each club who can between them teach the Bible, lead
games, singing and craft activities and play a musical instrument.
A training day will be held in around the end of May 2013 (the exact time and location will be decided later). This
training day is vital to the success of the clubs and it is expected that
all team members will attend if at all possible. To see photos of a UK Training Day click here.
Some information is usually sent by e-mail to team members before they arrive in Hungary.
There is also some time for final preparation and orientation on arrival in Hungary.
The Hungarian team have their own training days in Budapest.
The clubs run for the following three weeks in July:
Week one: 29 June - 6 July
Week two: 6 -13 July
Week three: 13 -20 July
Week four: 20 - 27 July
The first teams
arrive in Budapest on a Saturday. The following day is largely spent in
orientation and preparation. The first week of clubs then runs from
Monday to Friday. Flights home will be on Sunday for those only staying
Weeks two, three, four and five follow the same pattern with new team members arriving on Saturdays.
A week is a short time so most people stay for more than one club. It
is also possible to arrive early or stay on after the clubs to see more
of Hungary if you wish.
What does it cost?
The 2013 cost of one week is £170 with extra weeks £70 each (plus flight, insurance and pocket money).
The price includes necessary in-country costs such as travel, accommodation and food at the weekends.
We encourage you to book your own
flights to make travelling convenient for you and to keep costs as low as possible. Ryan Air, Easyjet, Jet2.com and Wizzair fly direct to
Budapest from around the UK and, if you book early, will probably be
cheaper than British Airways.
Alternatively Scripture Union England & Wales can arrange return flights from
Heathrow if requested.
Accommodation during the week of the holiday club will
be either in church halls or with families in the places where the
clubs are being held. Some of this accommodation is quite basic.
Weekend accomodation is in appartment rooms within a Baptist collage.
If you would like to stay in Budapest before or after the clubs to
explore the city, SU Hungary are happy to recommend accommodation and
places to visit but you will need to make your own travel arrangements.
- A rucksack or suitcase with wheels is essential ! Most equipment for
the clubs is carried by team members. You will also need to carry your
own personal luggage.
- Each team member will be expected to take out a
travel, accident and personal loss insurance policy. It will be assumed
that you are in good general health and that you are prepared to
declare beforehand any specific medical condition for which you are
currently receiving treatment or taking medication.
- Scripture Union always attempt to observe the
highest standards of safety on all their activities and you will be
asked to reflect this in your own personal conduct and in the care of
the children attending the holiday clubs. First aid and lifesaving
skills will be welcome.