The location of the camp is at the Bryn-y-groes Centre, in Bala, a large country house with space for up to 70 to stay. Many activities are available on site: a gym, hard court for outdoor games, acres of space for other activities, a games room with pool, table tennis and table football, as well as organised events – some incredibly messy! In addition, there are a couple of excursions from the camp too!
Bryn-y-groes is a large country house standing in its own grounds offering comfortable and excellent facilities set in the glorious scenery of Snowdonia National Park.
Being situated on the edge of the town of Bala, a busy market town in North Wales with a rich history and many interesting shops and overlooking Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in Wales, Bryn-y-groes is an ideal base for walking, sightseeing, cycling, climbing and water sports. There are castles, slate quarries, woollen mills, craft centres and much more within easy reach. Even the glorious west Wales coast is less than an hour away.
It is the perfect location if you wish to explore the Mary Jones Trail which follows the footsteps of a 15 year old Welsh girl who, in 1800, walked 26 miles to buy a Bible from Thomas Charles in Bala.
Transport to and from Bryn-y-groes (as well as two midweek trips) are all covered in the basic cost of the Good News Autumn Camp. Normally two or three different pick up locations are arranged for campers to catch the coach.
If you would like to read more about the Bryn-y-groes Centre, visit their website...
Anyone aged 10-18 years of age are more than welcome to come and join us on a camp which is filled with fun and fellowship we enjoy with each other.
How to Book: To book onto camp, simply download, print and complete the booking form (click here) and send it with your payment to: Good News Autumn Camp, 30 Springfield Road, Maesycwmmer, CF82 7QP.
After booking, you will receive a letter confirming your place on camp.
Please make cheques payable to: 'Good News Autumn Camp'. Each child must have a separate booking form. If you have more than one child attending camp, the costs are as follows:
1st child: £120.00 - 2nd child: £95.00 - 3rd child (plus any additional): £70.00 each.
If the cost is prohibitive for your child to come to camp, please firstly contact your church to find out if sponsorship or subsidy is available from them. If this is not applicable to you, please contact us to see if any discounts are available.
Bedding: Each child must bring bedding (sleeping bag & pillow case) or a charge of £6.00 will be made by the Centre for the use of their bedding.