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Summer Programmes

Phoenix Summer Camps


Phoenix is a Salesian holiday project which works with nearly one hundred young people from across the country each year. Every summer, schools are invited to bring groups of Year 7 pupils who they've identified as being both brilliant and deserving of a break away. People enjoy a whole heap of activities including canoeing, orienteering, massive water games as well as a few more sedate activities for when the sun sets. We are always on the look out for new schools to get on board, fundraising, volunteers, fundraising, fresh ideas, fundraising and your prayers. For more information, get in touch with Sue at


2016 dates TBA


Faith in Action Week

We're trying something new over the summer: Faith in Action Week.

The plan is to gather up to twenty 16-year olds (2 per school) for a five day experience of faith in action, including workshops from CAFOD, the Columban Lay Missionaries and Pax Christi, prayer and reflection, visits to social justice projects, leadership skills – and of course, a lot of fun!

We hope to develop young leaders in justice and peace – supporting their faith formation and helping them engage their peers in putting faith into action – and we hope to support and animate them into the future. We are therefore inviting young people with:
- Leadership qualities (at school and/or local community)
- Passion about challenging injustice
- Commitment to their faith

2016 Dates TBA

Spaces are extremely limited, so please move quickly – contact Sue at for forms or more information.



Rise is a leadership camp for leavers from Years 11 and 12. For more information contact Sue at

2016 Dates TBA




Other Events

If you are interested in participating in any of the events below please email Sue McDonald at for more information

Are you interested in a gap year in Europe with Salesians?

As a European Voluntary Service sending organisation the following countries offer placements for 2015-2016:

  • Slovenia
  • Germany
  • Holland
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic (Male Volunteers Only)
Camp St Francis

Camp St Francis is a Summer Camp that takes place in Aptos, California, USA

This year Camp St Francis runs over 4 weeks

Week 1: 28th June - 4th July

Week 2: 5th-11th July

Week 3: 12th-18th July

Week 4: 19th-24th July

If you are interested contact Sam Folwell through

Salesian Oratory Slovenia

Do you want to know more about Home, School, Playground and Church?

Slovenia are offering a programme in English on this topic.

They will look this through the mediums of Dance, Graphics, Music and Art.


Dates: 21st-25th September 2015

Open to 18-25 Year olds

Flights, Accommodation and Food covered through grants

Salesian Spirituality Weekend

A time of reflection for lay Salesians at Savio House

Dates: 27-29th November 2015

Are you a Chaplain working in a Salesian way?

The Salesian Chaplaincy Network is now 24 people strong. The next meeting is in the North on 15th June 2015 with another meeting in November 2015 (Dates TBA)


If you are interested in any of the activities above, then please contact Sue McDonald at



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