CHAT-A-BOX & C2 2019 - BACKPACKERS

Chat-a-Box and C2 are now fully booked. Please click on the buttons below for a place on the waiting list.

After last summer’s amazing Teambuilders, Chat- a-Box & C2 will hit the ground running once again on Monday 29 July. Our amazing holiday clubs for 7s to 11s (Years 2-6) and 11s to 13s (Years 7 & 8) are back at Redland Parish Church from Monday 29 July to Sunday 4 August. This year the theme is Backpackers, so get your rucksacks packed and your phrasebooks ready!

CHAT-A-BOX

In the mornings between 10am and 12 noon there will be drama, activities, stories, music and games all based on the Backpackers theme. In the afternoons between 2pm and 4pm we will have a range of activities including climbing, horse-riding, circus-skills, football, pottery, tennis and many more! See below for the full list.

On Wednesday all day we will be going to the ever-popular Cattle Country as a group. We would love all Chat-a-Box children to come to this as it is always a super day out, but please note there is an extra charge. And on Friday between 6pm and 8pm there’s the Hot Dog BBQ & Bounce and fabulous Chat-a-Box Disco, to which parents and siblings are warmly invited. Saturday is a day off to give our team players time for some rest and recovery before we finish the week with our Chat-a-Box family service in the Church Halls on Sunday at 10am followed by ice creams.

Chat-a-Box Timetable

Monday 29 July: 10.00 - 12.00 Backpackers session 1; 14.00 - 16.00 Activities

Tuesday 30 July: 10.00 - 12.00 Backpackers session 2; 14.00 - 16.00 Activities

Wednesday 31 July: 10.00 - 16.00 All-day outing to Cattle Country


Thursday 1 August: 10.00 - 12.00 Backpackers session 3; 14.00 - 16.00 Activities

Friday 2 August: 10.00 - 12.00 Backpackers session 4; NO AFTERNOON SESSION
; 18.00 - 20.00 Hot Dog BBQ & Bounce/Chat-a-Box Disco

Saturday 3 August: DAY OFF


Sunday 4 August: 10.00 Family Service in the Church Hall; 12.00 Ice creams

The cost for the week will be the same as it has been for the last two years - £45 for the first child in a family, £40 for the second and £35 for the third and subsequent children from the same family. This includes a Chat-a-Box T-shirt and most of the activities, but not the Cattle Country outing, which is extra (£20), as are a number of the afternoon activities as detailed below.

We have bursaries available if the cost is an issue. Please contact us and ask if this would help enable your children to come: redlandchatabox@gmail.com

Activities

Choose any three plus a reserve from the list below:

  • Art Workshop


  • Baking


  • Circus Skills

  • Climbing (£10 supplement)

  • Dance

  • Decopatch

  • Football


  • Horseriding (1.30pm start) (£17.50 supplement)


  • Netball

  • Pottery


  • Rounders


  • Special Effects Makeup (£3.50 supplement)


  • Swimming (£4 supplement)


  • Tennis (£4.50 supplement)


  • Trampolining (£9.50 supplement)



We reserve the right to withdraw or change activities, for example in the event that there are not enough bookings for a particular activity or if timings clash. Should we have to do so, we will of course give you notice and give you the opportunity to book an alternative.

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: Lunch is not provided nor is supervision of children between the end of the morning session and the start of the afternoon activities and children must be collected by a parent or other authorised adult (18+). Please also be aware that the activities are allocated on a first come first served basis so if your child really wants a particular one, please book and pay as soon as you can. Refunds will be paid on oversubscribed or clashing activities for which you have paid supplements. Some activities only take place once during the week so you may need to be prepared to be flexible on your choices.

C2

C2 is now full - please email redlandchatabox@gmail.com for a place on the waiting list.

C2 is our holiday club for young people currently in school years 7 and 8. It will be running on a similar theme (but at a level more appropriate for the older age group) and its timings are the same as Chat-a-Box’s. C2 will start each day in the main hall with Chat-a-Box, then break off for its own morning activities and finish the morning back in the hall with Chat-a-Box, so that no-one misses the legendary Chat-a-Box drama! Like Chat-a-Box, C2 will break for lunch at 12 and resume at 2 for afternoon activities until 4pm. No supervision is provided during this lunchtime period, so C2 young people should leave the site and return home for lunch or you should make other lunchtime arrangements for them.

C2 will be spending all day Wednesday at Mojo Active outdoor adventure centre with all sorts of activities from climbing to orienteering, zip wire and tunnel maze.

On Friday, we will finish at 12.00 noon and in the evening there will be an end-of-week party between 6pm and 8pm.

C2 timetable

Monday 29 July: 10.00 - 12.00 C2 session 1; 14.00 - 16.00 C2 Activity

Tuesday 30 July: 10.00 - 12.00 C2 session 2; 14.00 - 16.00 C2 Activity

Wednesday 31 July: 09.00 - 17.30 All-day outing to Mojo Active


Thursday 1 August: 10.00 - 12.00 C2 session 3; 14.00 - 16.00 C2 Activity

Friday 2 August: 10.00 - 12.00 C2 session 4; NO AFTERNOON SESSION
; 18.00 - 20.00 End of Week Party


Saturday 3 August: DAY OFF


Sunday 4 August: 10.00 Family Service in the Church Hall; 12.00 Ice creams

The cost for C2 is £85 per young person which includes a T-shirt and the day trip to Mojo Active. We have bursaries available if finances are difficult. Please contact us and ask if this would help enable your children to come: redlandchatabox@gmail.com

Booking

Bookings open at 9am on Monday 13 May 2019. Links for Chat-a-Box and C2 are at the top of this page. Payment can be made on line via PayPal. You won’t need a PayPal account, just a credit or debit card. You will be asked for an e-signature to confirm your booking and acceptance of our terms & conditions. If you would prefer to sign a physical booking form or have problems with the online booking or signature, let us know and we’ll let you have a form to sign to confirm your booking.

IMPORTANT: If your child has a medical condition that we need to be aware of and/or will require medication to be administered during Chat-a-Box/C2 please indicate this in the Medical Information & Medicines section of the booking form and complete the relevant details. Our medical officer may then contact you for further information if she needs it.

The booking period will close on Monday 15 July. So that we are able to properly prepare for Chat-a-Box and C2, all bookings must be made by 5pm on 15 July. Please note that bookings may close before 15 July if all places have been allocated.

If you have any queries about Chat-a-Box or C2, please contact us at redlandchatabox@gmail.com


Data Protection & Privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation requires us to let you know how we use and look after your data (see below). It also requires children aged 13 and over to give their consent for us to hold and use their data which is why the C2 booking form requires e-signatures from children aged 13 as well as their parent.

By adding your e-signature and submitting the Chat-a-Box or C2 booking form you are confirming your consent for the details submitted to be kept confidentially by the Chat-a-Box/C2 team for the period from booking until the end of Chat-a-Box/C2. All booking & medical details that are submitted will be kept in accordance with Redland Parish Church’s Data Privacy Policy and used by the Chat-a-Box/C2 team in order to plan and run Chat-a-Box/C2 and keep all attendees safe. Additionally, name, age, address, and email information may also be retained for a further period and used by the RPC Children & Families team to keep you informed of future Chat-a-Box/C2 holiday clubs and other relevant events & activities. 

Photos and video clips of children at Chat-a-Box/C2 may be used on this website and/or email or printed communications about the church’s activities. No children will be identified by name in any such photograph or video. We also produce a video of the week’s activities which will be shown at the Family Service at the end of Chat-a-Box week and made available as a download to all attendees and their families following Chat-a-Box/C2, again no children will be identified by name in this video.