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A wonderful team

Kieran Murphy | 13th August 2015

Westbrook ReLoaded has been a fantastic camp and has only been made possible by a brilliant team! At the beginning of a summer camp week, leaders arrive as a mixture of friends, colleagues and even strangers, yet we leave more like a family! It's impossible not to; you spend six days working together for 14 - 15 hours non-stop to create a summer c

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Day 5 - Wreck it Ralph

Kieran Murphy | 2nd August 2015

Day 5 and it is the final full day of camp. Today we came to the end of the Jonah story and we realised the it does not end how we thought it might! We saw that Jonah was much more like me, more like each of us, than we care to think. Yet we can chose to be different; we can be transformed by God! Our film theme of the day was Wreck it Ralph, a w

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Day 4 - The Incredibles

Kieran Murphy | 2nd August 2015

The theme for the day was The Incredibles and it was also the day that we released the gunge! This is the day during summer camp where everyone is excited, but also nervous about what it will involve. However, it is always so much fun! We continued the journey through the story of Jonah, thinking about how reluctant he was to follow God's plan and

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Day 3 - Despicable Me

Kieran Murphy | 29th July 2015

Another day, another animated movie, and this time it was Despicable Me! The key theme running through the day was about being transformed by God! For many young people, today was a day of transformation, not just through the creative response of writing down what you would like God to change and what you need Him to help you with, but also through

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Day 2 - Frozen

Kieran Murphy | 29th July 2015

Day 2 has been and what a day it was! Over the week each day is based upon a different animated film; day 1 was Finding Nemo, today was Frozen! If you have not heard of Frozen, you have probably heard the main song - Let it go! Today was full of various games and activities, along with a lot of water and snowman building! The Dragons mixing their

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They've arrived!

Kieran Murphy | 28th July 2015

It's officially day one at Westbrook Reloaded, the young people have arrived, the place is buzzing and already people have being covered in shaving foam! This is what camp is all about! During this week we will be looking at the book of Jonah and exploring how God used someone who had moments of being unwilling, failing and struggled to see the big

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Preparing for summer camp

Kieran Murphy | 26th July 2015

It's that time of year that summer camp happens. It's the final event of the school year in the Phase calendar, yet the biggest! The van is fully loaded with what feels like everything in the office and has made the journey across to the Isle of Wight ready to set-up for all the teenagers arriving on Monday. During the week we will try to post upd

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