Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Rocknations FAQ's

Hello Parents

I thought it would be a great idea to write out a few frequently asked questions about Rocknations and the organising of the event.

What is Rocknations?

Rocknations is a Christian Youth Festival where 1500-2000 young people gather together at the Abundant Life Campus and will hear great preachers, have some great worship and get involved in loads of crazy (but safe) games.

What is a typical day at Rocknations like?

This is what a typical day at Rocknations looks like, however I would like to add that on one of the days this year we are going to take the whole of Kerith Youth Bowling at a local bowling facility which is walking distance from the Campus.

9.30 - 11.15am : First morning celebration
11.15 - 11.30am : Break
11.30 - 12.30am : Second morning celebration
12.30 - 1.30pm : Lunch
12.30pm : Activities open
1.30 - 2.30pm : Leadership seminar
3.00 - 4.30pm : Workshops
4.00 - 7.00pm : Hot Food
5.00pm : Activities close
6.15 - 7.00pm : Pre-meeting entertainment
7.00 - 9.30pm : Evening celebration

How much free time will the young people get and where will they be allowed to go during that time?

Our dinner at the hotel is at 5:30pm everyday, therefore all Kerith young people will be back at the hotel at this point. The workshops are optional so the young people may potentially have from 3-5:30pm as free time. During these time Rocknations puts on many actvities including games zones, girls and boys lounges, football competitions, rock climbing walls and many more. If the young people don't want to participate in them they can also use the starbucks facilities or chill out on the Abundant Life field inside the campus. Over 16's are allowed to town during free time as long as they are in a group and that their team leader is aware.

Is Bradford safe for the young people?

The outstanding facility of the ALC campus is home to Rocknations. There is 24 hour security on campus throughout the conference, as well as specific security throughout the meetings. All shuttle buses to and from the hotels have a "Bus Buddy" on board to ensure security. All activities at RN have been through strict health and safety checks and there is a trained first aid team on hand if needed. The staff and security are clearly identifiable.


We will start the day with breakfast at our hotel which will be a wide range of choice from a classic english fry up to fruit and crossiants. The hotel also make us a packed lunch everyday which consists of simple sandwiches, fruit, crisps, chocolate bar and a drink. In the evening we come back to the hotel for food which again is a wide range of food but there are always three choices available at every meal time including a vegetarian option.


We are planning to take 16 leaders with us to Rocknations, we will give the names of the leaders once they have all confirmed but the leaders that we are asking for have all been CRB'ed and also have served in some area in the youth for over 6 months.

If you have any questions or queries then please do not hesistate in contacting either myself or lorraine. liam.parker@kerith.co.uk; lorraine.wade@kerith.co.uk

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