May 11, 2016

FAQs – For Parents

Got questions about Kairos?  Then this is the place to be.

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  1. Get connected with the group leader – All young people will need to attend camp with a group leader. This could be a youth worker, a parent, or someone from your church. They will be responsible for your young people while they are on site and so should have consent forms and relevant paperwork for you to sign.
  2. Book your ticket – you can book individual tickets online here, or via post by downloading the booking form here and sending in a cheque. Remember to look out for our Catered Tickets which are new this year, and include all main meals at the Kairos Café. Alternatively some groups may decide to block book tickets all at once. Speak to your group leader and they will be able to tell you more.
  3. Return consent forms to your group leader and dig out the camping gear!
What does my young person need to bring?

Check out the Kairos kit list 2017 for ideas of what they might need to bring.

Please be aware that anything that young people bring (i.e. phones, money, electronics etc) is at their own risk and is their responsibility during the weekend.

What about showers and toilets?

Not a portaloo in sight here! Hollybush campsite has proper indoor showers and toilets located in the main building. The main event hall and café are also located here, so there is always somewhere warm and dry we can escape to during the Great British summer.

Will there be food available on site?

There will be hot and cold food and drink available throughout the day 8am-11pm at the Kairos Café at very reasonable prices, although the café will be closed during the main meetings. Alternatively, some groups opt to cater for themselves, so it’s best to check with the group leader to see what their plans are for meals through the weekend.  To find out more about what’s on offer in the café click here.

What if I buy a Catered Ticket for the weekend?

If you’ve purchased a Catered Ticket for Kairos, all main meals have been included in the ticket price and young people can choose from a selection of meal deals available each day at the café.  We aim to provide a good selection of home cooked favourites for dinner each night, as well as the classics like burgers and chips.  Catered tickets won’t include things like chocolate, crisps and sweets etc, so while you can be happy the kids won’t be eating donuts for tea every night, they might also want to bring a bit of cash for any extra sweets and snacks through the weekend.

How much money do they need to bring?

If young people have a Catered Ticket for Kairos then all of their main meals will be included in the ticket price, but they might want to bring a little extra cash for sweets, drinks and snacks through the weekend. If you have opted for a non-catered ticket, they might want to bring money to spend at the Kairos Café which will be open all day 8am-11pm for hot and cold food and drinks. More info on café prices can be found here.

Are young people free go offsite on their own or with friends?

No, young people are the responsibility of their group leader at all times during the weekend. If for any reason they do need to go off site then this needs to be pre-approved with their group leader and the staff at Reception.

What if my young person needs to bring medication?

If young people need to take any medication while at Kairos then make sure you speak to your group leader. He/she will be able to talk to you about the best way to look after this.  Kairos does have designated on-site first aiders and a camp nurse, but please remember that young people/ group leaders will be responsible for looking after any prescription medication.  If you have any questions please drop us a message.

Can young people come for the day/ the afternoon?

Yes; tickets are available just for the day or for certain sessions in the morning/ afternoon/ evening. Find out more about our ticket prices here.

Can I come to Kairos with my young person or as a day visitor?

Absolutely! We’d love for you to come to Kairos as a family, and think it’s a great way for families and their young people to grow in faith together. Or if you’re interested in getting a flavour of Kairos, why not join us for an afternoon or evening session and check out what’s happening.  More info about day visitor tickets can be found here.

Got a question we’ve not covered here?  Then contact us and we’d be happy to help.