Background

Our Background

The Christian Adventure Centre at Viney Hill had its beginning more than 30 years ago when the tennis court (and pig field!) at the Vicarage was used by visiting groups of young people as the ideal venue for a weekend of adventure. From these humble beginnings the Centre has grown and developed over the years into a fully-fledged camping and residential activity centre with great facilities for day groups. We welcome groups from all over the country, from a wide range of backgrounds including children and young people from schools and colleges, church and family groups, social projects, and various uniformed groups such as scouts and guides.
We are a registered charitable trust operating as a ‘not for profit’ company. Now more than ever, we are aware of the privilege of sharing our beautiful forest surroundings with the groups that visit us, and remain amazed at the difference that it can make in the lives of young people. We are very excited about providing you with awesome opportunities to build new experiences, face challenges and overcome fears surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation.

Our Mission

We are a Christian community working to encourage and inspire personal, social and spiritual development through the creative use of adventure activities and residential facilities in the Royal Forest of Dean and beyond

“The instructors focused on the children and their safety and happiness at all times. They were all made to feel included.  The staff were so friendly, and the quality of the food, accommodation and the range of experiences available made us want to come back!”

– Annie Doswell, St George’s VA Primary School

Our Accreditations

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Donations help us to enable young people of all backgrounds learn, develop and grow through adventure.