Soul Survivor is an event aimed at young people aged 12-18. We also run Naturally Supernatural for the whole church family.
All under 18s must be accompanied by a group leader who is over 18. Each group leader can accompany up to six young people. We do not allow adults who are not with a group of young people to come to Soul Survivor alone but recommend they come to our Naturally Supernatural event instead.
The day is yours at Soul Survivor so you can pick and choose what you want to do! To give you a rough idea of what’s on offer:
Our seminar programme kicks off so you can get stuck in to some great teaching.
We’ll all be getting together for the morning meeting with worship, teaching and ministry. These are the highlight of our time together so don’t miss out!
Once the main meeting has finished, we’ll open up all of our venues for the afternoon so you can play some sports, chill out in a café, check out the resources in the ToolShed, take your turn on the Bandstand, or pop over and talk to our team in the Chat Room.
We also run seminars throughout the afternoon with loads of topics for you to choose from.
Get on down to main meeting for more worship, teaching and ministry!
All of our cafes and venues open from around 9.30pm till about 11.30pm so you can hang out and have some fun. You can also check out a film from 10pm or get stuck in to some Late Night Worship from 10.30pm.
On Sunday 4th September we will be running ‘Soul Survivor Sunday’! The heart behind this is to provide an interactive way for you to tell the rest of your church about your time at Soul Survivor. Some churches already do this, and if so we hope these resources help. Click here to see a service outline, see some of our highlights on YouTube, or click here to download a giving form.
Our programmes for 2017 won’t be available until a few days before each event but if you’d like to check out last year’s to give you an idea of what goes on, just click here.
Mike and the team will talk everyone through it in the main meetings so even if you’ve never prayed like this before, we hope you’ll find it easy to get involved. We also have some tried and tested guidelines that explain a bit more about why we do what we do.
Should you need to cancel your booking, you will need to notify us in writing and a deposit of £20 per fee-paying person will be retained to cover administration costs. You need to cancel before the 1st June in order to receive the partial refund as funds will have been committed by then. If there are extenuating circumstances, please write to us in mid-September and we will consider your case when the office reopens.
Please speak to an insurance broker for advice on a suitable policy that will cover you in case of cancellation.
You can transfer a place from one delegate to another for free up until 1st June. We will require notice of any transfers in writing by post or email. After this date all wristbands will have been printed and so further transfers will need to be done on site on arrival, incurring a £1 per transfer fee. Please note anyone who does not correctly transfer a ticket and is found onsite wearing an incorrect wristband will incur a charge of £40.
Please note, we can only transfer like-for-like, e.g. crèche for crèche, adult for adult, group leader for group leader.
There are two ways to book:
You can! We prioritise tickets for people who will be with us for the whole five days but we do release day passes (as long as the event hasn’t reached capacity) in June/July. You can buy day passes online or when you arrive (come and see us in Info).
First night £17.50
One day £30
Two days £57
Three days £84
If you need to make any changes to your booking, including delegate details, camping village and accommodation just log in and make the changes yourself. If you booked by post and don’t have a log in, please call on 0303 333 1333 or drop us an email.
If someone wants to be part of your group, just give them the email address you booked with. When they book on they will have the option to create a new booking or join an existing one; choosing the latter option will prompt them to enter this email address. When they have booked entering the email address, their booking will become part of your group.
If you are the group leader, you will be able to see everyone who has joined your group. To do this, log in, click on ‘Groups I lead’ and select the relevant week. You’ll then be able to view all of the bookings in your group.
Please note, only the group leader will be able to see this information.
There are a few things to check:
If you have checked the above and there are still problems, try logging off and leaving it a few minutes before trying again. (If you’re logged in and only got part way through the booking it should save what you’ve done so far, even if you log out/your computer catches on fire).
If you’re still having difficulties, and you can’t get any further in the booking process, then give us a call on 0303 333 1333 or send us an email and we’ll do our very best to help you!
There are two options for getting your group booked on:
Option 1: The group leader books everyone in
As the group leader you can book everyone on yourself as long as you have full names, address and dates of birth. You will also need to collect their payment for the event. When you log in online just select the event you want and follow the steps. Part-way through the booking, you will be able to input the details of all the delegates at the same time as making your own booking. When you complete the booking you will be required to pay for all the delegates on the booking. (Please note that to ensure you receive the early bird discount, you must make the payment before the payment deadlines.)
Option 2: Everyone books themselves into group leader’s group
Each person in your group can be responsible for their own booking. You as the group leader will need to complete and pay for your own booking before anyone else can book on. When your booking is complete your group will be able to join your booking by answering ‘Yes’ where it asks ‘Are you joining someone else’s group?’ (after the terms and conditions) and providing your email address. They will then need to log on/create their own account (or a parent can do it for them). By quoting your email address, they automatically become part of your group and become responsible to you on our system. They can then complete their booking and pay for their place themselves.
If you are the group leader, you will be able to see everyone who has joined your group. To do this, log in, click on ‘Groups I lead’ and select the relevant week. You’ll then be able to view all of the bookings in your group!
Please note, only the group leader will be able to see this information.
For Weeks A, B and C, we normally allocate everyone to a camping village about a month before the event begins but villages are not confirmed until you receive your wristband. (Please note your wristband and all correspondence regarding your booking will be sent to the person named as the group leader for your booking.)
There is a section on the booking form where you can let us know about any special arrangements you require e.g. if you need access to disabled showers and toilets or you’ve got young children and would like to camp on the curfew village.
In Scotland you are welcome to camp wherever you’d like!
If there is a group you would prefer to be camped with, other than your own, or you have medical or a special access camping requirement please include them with your booking or contact the office. Unfortunately we cannot fulfil village location requests based on personal group preference and we are unable to guarantee that delegates will be camped with a specific group if requests or additional bookings to your group are received after 1st July so please do get everything sorted as early as you can.
When you book online you have the option to nominate a ‘camping church’ that isn’t your home church in the ‘accommodation’ section. Where different churches are camping together, their group leaders must first decide which church’s name they are booking under (they can only be put together to camp under one church name), then they and everyone joining those churches with separate bookings must then ensure they have it down as their ‘camping church’. You can update this information by logging in to your account and editing this on your booking or by emailing us.
It is sometimes possible to move village if you have access or medical needs or want to camp with another group. This is dependent on whether we can fulfil your request within our health and safety guidelines. If you know you would like to move, please email us as soon as possible.
If you are a group leader, there will need to be space on the village you want to move to for everyone in your group. If the event is full or nearly full and/or you have a large group, it is unlikely that we will be able to move you.
If you have applied to be a village host, it is unlikely we can move you.
We’ve included kit lists in our Group Leader Guides for young people and for group leaders (you’ll find the links to each week’s guide towards the bottom of this page.)
On your booking you will be able to tell us how many tents you will be bringing. If you’ve got a large group you’re welcome to bring marquees for eating etc but please don’t ask for more space than you actually need so that we can fit everyone on. We do make plenty of space for sports etc so you don’t need to allow extra room for social activities.
Yes! We know it’s hard to be parted from your second brain so you’ll be able to charge your phone for free in a number of our cafes during the afternoons and evenings.
We’re able to make Wi-Fi available for free in some areas of the showgrounds for Weeks A, B & C but unfortunately it’s not possible for us to do so in Scotland.
Most groups cater for themselves on camping stoves – some larger groups even bring people along from their church specifically to help with cooking. We also have some food vans in Stafford and Peterborough serving things like chips and burgers but as we hire these vans in, we’re not in charge of the pricing and therefore it can be expensive to eat from them regularly. In Scotland we have a venue open in the mornings and afternoons serving hot snacks. There is also plenty of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cake available in all of our cafes! Each venue is near a major supermarket so you can have supplies delivered to you and the Stafford and Peterborough locations have small shops on site that offer some fresh produce and basic items.
To help with self-catering you can buy or exchange ice packs at Soul Survivor A, B and C as well as top up your gas supplies.
We’ve shifted most of our dates to try and avoid clashing with exam results days so we hope that makes life a little easier for you. Scottish Qualifications Certificate results are out on Tuesday 9th August which is Day 4 of Soul Survivor Scotland and we’ll try and make things as easy as possible for you to collect your results while you’re at Lendrick Muir and then help you as you plan your next steps. You can book a free day pass for a parent/guardian if they would like to come and be with you as you get your results (you’ll need to let us know in advance by emailing us). You can also register to receive your results via text message through the SQA website and the website also gives details about their Candidate Advice Line. We’ll also be opening a cafe on Day 4 with internet and phone access as well as providing options if you’d like to chat or pray about your results with somebody.
If you’re over 16 you can apply to be on one of our teams who volunteer to do everything from make hot chocolate mountains in our cafes to playing football as part of the sports team. Some roles require specific skills and qualifications (such as our first aid team) and some need just a willing heart so check out all the roles and see what suits you best. Many of our team members receive a free place at the event and some have their meals provided. Check out all the info here.
We have kids work at each event to cater for the under 12s. There are four age groups at Soul Survivor A in Stafford and Soul Survivor B & C in Peterborough plus two in Scotland.