Are these holidays definitely going ahead?
We hope very much that they will, but obviously it is difficult to plan for anything with certainty at the moment. We may have to change our plans and what holidays we can offer and the length of each holiday depending on the Government guidance for conference and hospitality venues. But we will do what we can to have holiday guests back at Capernwray and we hope the situation may be clearer by early 2021.
When will you publish further details including prices?
We hope to publish further details and pricing on our website in January 2021.
When do bookings start?
If we can go ahead, we plan to open bookings for the Spring/Easter Holidays on Monday 1 February 2021 and for the Summer Holidays on Monday 1 March 2021, but that will be dependent upon whether we are confident that the holidays can go ahead. Please sign up for our weekly electronic newsletter and/or check our website for updates.
How many people can book in?
We hope to welcome as many guests as we can safely accommodate, in accordance with whatever guidance the Government has in place on social distancing and households. That may mean that not every room can be occupied.
Can I share rooms with other guests who are not in my household?
We will be following the relevant Government regulations and guidance in force during the planned holiday, so it is impossible to say what will be permitted at this present moment in time.
Can we share tables with other guests?
We have usually had eight people at each table. If those were all from the same household that would be fine. It might be that those numbers are reduced – but we have lots of space in our Dining Room for more tables, or different sittings if necessary!
Will we be able to sing?
We will be following the relevant Government regulations and guidance in force at the time, so at this distance in time it is impossible to say what will be permitted and how that might impact the programme we can offer.
Will there be Bible-teaching?
Proclaiming Jesus Christ through biblical teaching is at the heart of all we do at Capernwray, so we can guarantee that in some form or other there will be Bible teaching at the heart of each of these holidays.
What will the rest of the programme be like?
We hope to run as many of our normal Capernwray activities as we safely can, though this will be dependent upon the relevant Government regulations and guidance in force at the time. We always like to include new activities, and if they need to be run at a safe distance then we will look forward to that!
Why are they starting on a Saturday and finishing on a Friday in the summer weeks?
We have had to increase the amount of time needed to get the site clean and ready for the arrival of the next group of guests and also to manage the staffing schedule appropriately. Only the International Youth Weeks will run from Saturday to Saturday.
How will Ladies Getaway be different, and what is the online option?
We hope that as many Ladies as we can safely accommodate will be able to join us in person for our first holiday of 2021. But we are committed to welcoming all ladies who would like to join us if we can, so we are making plans to enable you to join us online for the Ladies Getaway even if you cannot be with us in person. More details including pricing will be available in January.
What are the Adult Getaway and the Family Getaway?
These holidays are designed for you to get away for a few days from your home environment and explore the areas of outstanding natural beauty that surround Capernwray. There will be daily Bible teaching sessions and we hope to offer a variety of suitable activities, but there will be lots of free time for you to head off and enjoy God’s creation in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks.
What is ‘Escape to Capernwray’?
The ‘Escape’ weeks are for families to come away together, and also for adults without families to join the Capernwray community. Not only can you get away for a few days from your home environment and explore the areas of outstanding natural beauty that surround Capernwray, there will be daily Bible teaching sessions and we hope to offer a variety of suitable activities.
Why are there only two International Youth Weeks?
Since it is not clear whether we will be able to run our Youth Weeks yet we have put just two on the programme for the summer. We are looking forward to returning to all that we know teens love about these weeks from past summers.
What has happened to Connect?
Connect in 2021 is gone, but not forgotten! We are so sad to face the fact that as schools have cancelled all residential trips for children we need to be following that guidance with Connect. We look forward to having a week for those 11-13 years olds back on our programme again as soon as possible.
What has happened to Refresh and Family Weeks?
We are running a different programme for 2021, so we invite families and adults to join us at the ‘Escape to Capernwray’ holidays.
Will you be covid-secure?
Capernwray carries the “We’re Good To Go” official mark from Visit England that recognises we are following the Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, and that we have processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. We have also passed a Health and Safety Executive spot check which affirmed the measures we have implemented make us Covid-secure.