Welcome to the Sparkford 1 Website

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What is Sparkford 1?

SFootballparkford 1 is 8 days of enjoying life to the full. Each day is packed with all kinds of activities for everyone. Over the course of the week you can participate in kayaking, go karting, t-shirt painting, fencing and more. There is free time for you use the onsite facilities for swimming, golf, squash and tennis or just relaxing in the sunshine with your friends. We also come together for big events such as the legendary dorm tournament (watchout for the shaving foam!) In order to keep up our energy levels, we enjoy great food together three times a day. In amongst all this activity the real highlight of Sparkford 1 is the time we spend looking at the Bible together. Each day we spend time in small groups and as one large group, exploring the person of Jesus in God’s word. As we do this we have the opportunity to ask the big questions of life and know more of the good news of Jesus.

Who is it for?Evening Entertainment

If you’re going to be between 14 and 18 this summer – Sparkford 1 is for you!  It is a Christian holiday, and so we’ll spend time reading and hearing from the Bible over the week, but you don’t need to be a Christian to come – anyone is welcome!

Water SlideWhere is Sparkford?

For 8 days we have the luxury of calling Hazlegrove House in Somerset our home. So no leaking tents to worry about! Not only are there very comfortable dormitory rooms but also beautiful grounds to enjoy and a range of facilities to use.

Why Sparkford?Paintballing

Sparkford 1 is a great time of fun with good friends, where we can get to know and enjoy the Jesus of the bible more and more, together. The leaders would love to see you there and share 8 great days of this summer with you.

What else do I need to know?

GamesThe cost of Sparkford 1 will be confirmed later in the year. Bookings open on December 2nd 2018. At this stage you need only pay a deposit of £30 (please see the enclosed booking form for more details). If money is likely to be a reason why you can’t come, then please do get in touch with us as subsidies are often available. The Venture can accommodate just 85 members – so do book your place fast! And why not invite your friends to come too? What better way to spend your summer than going on Sparkford 1!

GraffitiHow do I book?

Booking is easy! All you have to do is head over to www.ventures.org.uk to book online or download a paper booking form.  Book quick as spaces are limited!

Is there someone I can talk to?

Sure – e-mail us on sparkford1@ventures.org.uk or call one of our overall leaders James McKinnel (07938 581995) or Johnny Lawes (07850 815780).

Who are Ventures?

Sparkford 1 is one of about 90 Ventures. Ventures are run by CPAS, registered charity no 1007820 at CPAS, Sovereign Court One (Unit 3), Sir William Lyons Road, University of Warwick Science Park, COVENTRY CV4 7EZ.

The Ventures Office can be contacted for general enquiries on 0300 123 0780, ventures@cpas.org.uk, www.ventures.org.uk.