Encouraging & Equipping Families to Grow Together.

In 2018 we invite you and your family to join us at YWAM Harpenden for this fun all age summer event. Spend time intentionally focusing on strengthening your family relationships and enjoy encountering and learning from our incredible God together.

Each day you will be able to take part in our interactive, thought-provoking all-age sessions. There will also be times during the day to relax and rest on your own as a family or enjoy one of our fun optional afternoon activities. Evenings are more informal, with times to share with one another during our adult ‘going deeper’ sessions, while the older children/youth meet together.

Our programme is designed to challenge and encourage the generations to engage and learn from one another and to give you tools to equip you as a family to continue your walk with Jesus at home together.

If you have any further questions about Family Encounter, please e-mail
To learn more about the work of Family Ministries International, please go to

‘Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got! Write these commandments that I’ve given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night’
(Deuteronomy 6:5-7)


Date: 24 August – 27 August 2018

Closing date for registration is 20th July.


Indoor accommodation: £80 per adult, £65 for 4-12’s, £20 for 1-3’s

For Camping: £70 per adult, £60 for 4-12’s, £20 for 1-3’s
Non Residential: £60 per adult, £50 for 4-12’s, £20 for 1-3’s


For those fond of the outdoors, YWAM Harpenden is a great place to camp. It is a beautiful 48-acre site with its own orchard, woods and playing fields. You will have access to toilet and shower facilities, as well as a place to make hot drinks.

For those of you who prefer your home comforts, there is indoor accommodation available. This is simple, dorm -style accommodation. You will either share a room together as a family, or you will be offered two adjacent rooms for you and your children. There are shared bathroom facilities, as well as a small kitchenette for you to make drinks and a comfortable lounge area and games room. There is limited indoor accommodation available, so please book up early to avoid disappointment.


We believe coming together at dinner times are a really important time to strengthen family relationships; therefore we eat together in our large dining hall on-site. Good, simple, nutritious food is offered, which will hopefully appeal to those with smaller appetites as well as adults. Yummy snacks are also offered during the morning and afternoon coffee breaks.


Highfield Oval is a safe, spacious site located in the town of Harpenden, just a 10-minute drive from St Albans. With a short 15-minute walk into town and the train station, the Oval is well situated. The Oval also has a popular café (voted one of the most ‘family friendly’ cafes in Harpenden) as well as its own woods to explore. The oval is well known locally as a great safe place for children to ride bikes, so please remember to bring your bikes, scooters, skateboards etc.

Harpenden is just a 25-minute train journey into central London. It is located 2 miles from the M1 and 6 miles from the M25. If you are travelling from overseas, Luton airport is just a 10-minute drive away and Heathrow and Gatwick International Airports are easily accessible by train.

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