Dave Fielder and family

Serving with Yorkshire Camps

Dave Fielder

Yorkshire Camps runs residential holidays for children aged 8-18 at our centre in the Yorkshire Dales. Our 3 aims are for children to; Enjoy an action-packed holiday, Explore the Christian message, and Enlarge their faith. We run camps during the holidays, weekends away for church groups, and school residentials. All these include time explaining the Bible as well as a range of games & activities. We also run a gap-year programme. My role is to speak or lead on camps and help oversee the gap team. My wife Gill works locally as a physio and also helps support the team. 


How have you seen God work in your ministry?

Yorkshire Camps has seen an amazing array of answered prayers since its inception just 4 years ago. God has been at work for us to provide our home at Netherside Hall. Now with building work near completion, and hosting camps most weeks we have the privilege of seeing God at work through us. It’s been a thrill to receive feedback like the following; the first is from a teenager, the second from a group leader after bringing their group of mostly unchurched kids; “Thank you for an amazing camp. I really wasn’t sure about coming because I’ve had a rough year in terms of faith and wasn’t sure if I even still believed. I have really enjoyed everything!!”.  “On the way home Isabel suddenly shouted down the minibus, "What I learned this week is that Jesus died for our sins because we (short pause) tell lies."”. Thank God that He is using us to help Children discover who he is and what he’s done, and to help teenagers remain firm in their faith. Ask God that he would continue to work in this way!



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