Each summer the Old Kirk hosts a non-denominational holiday club for primary school aged children. While we’ve become one of the biggest holiday clubs in our area (and probably the noisiest!), our aim remains simple: to communicate the love of God in Jesus in a fun and exciting way.
Over the last twelve years, we’ve grown in size (and noise!) thanks to the fantastic support of our Kirk Session, Congregation and the families of the children. And that’s not forgetting our amazing team of leaders who make it all possible..
Our 2018 Holiday Club: TeamBuilders!
In July 2018, over 120 children joined us for an amazing week of noise, music, mess and mayhem at our biggest (and best!) Holiday Club yet. From building boats to some madcap (and messy) team challenges, we had lots of highlights and we even had an appearance from the wrong Iron Man!
We also had another incredible response when we opened bookings with TeamBuilders being fully booked in less than 1 hour!
We have an amazing team who make Holiday Club possible but it couldn’t be done without the incredible support of our congregation, our brilliant leader Diane, our wonderful minister Amanda and the many people who help behind the scenes. To everyone who helped us: THANK YOU!
But the biggest thanks has to go to all our 120+ TeamBuilders who blew us away with their enthusiasm and ability to go through gallons of paint during the week!
Check out our Facebook page for all the videos and pictures from TeamBuilders!
Holiday Club 2019
Details of our next Holiday Club will be announced in early 2019. While dates/times will be announced at that time, Holiday Club 2019 will most likely take place on the week of Monday 22 July to Sunday 28 July.
As always, admission is free (donations are welcome and will go towards the costs of crafts, materials and snacks for Holiday Club).
Our end of Holiday club celebration and BBQ event, will likely take place on Sunday 29 July.
Our annual celebration event is always massively popular (and full of surprises!) so remember to bring your family and friends so they can find out more about what we’ve been doing. It’s nothing like a normal service (our presenters previous entrances have included water pistols, shopping trolleys and scooters!) so expect videos, music, mess, mayhem but but most of all, expect the unexpected! And don’t worry if it rains, we have wet weather plans in place just in case!
How do I book a place at Holiday Club?
While we’ll announce booking information nearer the time, our online booking system is scheduled to open on Saturday 1 June. We’ve had incredible demand for places over the years (and were fully booked within 1 hour again last year!) so we recommend booking early as we’re anticipating similar numbers in 2019.
Booking via our online system is quick and simple and you’ll receive an email confirmation of your child’s place (please complete 1 registration per child).
If your child is unable to attend Holiday Club then please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reallocate their place to someone on our waiting list.
What will we be doing at Holiday Club?
If you’ve been to Holiday Club at the Old Kirk before then you’ll know that anything can happen! As we like surprises, we like to keep our plans under wraps but we guarantee a week packed with laughs, action and surprises!
In general, our Holiday Club programme runs as follows:
Team Time: Taking place in their team’s dedicated area, some small craft activities.
Hall: All teams in Church Hall. Songs, videos and general mayhem!
Team Time: Team area. Including some time to learn about today’s bible story, our main craft activity and to participate in some games. Snacks and juice are provided (including fruit).
Hall: All teams in Church Hall. More songs, more noise, more mayhem!
Departure: Children will receive their daily newsletter and have the opportunity to take home any crafts etc before leaving.
We’ll be running daily competitions which will be announced via our Holiday Club newsletter – this is handed out each day. Check out this sample of last year’s newsletter ‘Team Talk’ for a taste of what we get up to!
There’s always BIG prizes to be won! But don’t worry if you don’t like dressing up or making crafty things, it’s just some added fun and you don’t need to take part if you don’t want to.
Giving a helping hand
During Holiday Club, children are invited to bring items for Storehouse (our local food bank) – the collection box is located in the registration area. All items will be distributed to those in need in our community
Our rag bag collection point is also situated at the Registration Area. So if you have any clothes you’d like to get rid off then bring them to Church! (ragbag proceeds go towards Church funds).
But there’s more!
We update our Facebook page every day with all the latest pictures and videos from Holiday Club – so check it out!
Our Holiday Club 2018 information pack is available below:
If you have any queries or would like further information then please contact Diane.
Here’s just some of the things we’ve got up to over the past few years: