rekonnect camps for returning TCKs
rekonnect camps offer children and teenagers five fun-filled days with others who have lived overseas and now find themselves back in the UK. There are camps for those aged 6-12 (rekonnect kids) and those who are 13-18 (rekonnect teens)
January 2021 announcement:
From 2021 rekonnect will sit under the umbrella of The Sheiling Trust, a small Christian charity specialising in TCKs. If you would like to receive news and information relating to rekonnect in the future, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at the earliest opportunity to let them know you would like to be added to the mailing list.
rekonnect has been a ministry of Global Connections for 20 years but due to changes in the Global Connections staff team and challenges relating to Covid-19, Global Connections is no longer able to fully and effectively support its ministry. We believe this opportunity for rekonnect to move to The Shieling Trust is a real blessing and an answer to prayer, and we are excited about what God has done and will continue to do with rekonnect in the years to come.
The Global Connections team would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of those who have been involved with rekonnect over the years for providing such a vital ministry to mission partners and their families. These camps have been so influential in the lives of many children as they have adjusted to life back in the UK. It has been a long and fruitful relationship. We would also like to thank the Sheiling Trust for giving rekonnect a new home to continue their incredible work. We will continue to pray God’s blessing on rekonnect and the Shieling Trust.
2020 rekonnect report
The rekonnect report for 2020 kids and teens weeks can be downloaded from this page.
rekonnect kids will be from 26th - 30th July 2021 at Dovedale House, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ.
rekonnect teens will be from 25th - 30th July 2021 at the Peak Centre, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 7ZA.
Bookings will open soon - more information here.
Leaders for 2021
We are looking for leaders for 2021. We look for a well-balanced team which reflects representation from those who:
- have lived in different parts of the world
- are of differing ages and stages (16 years plus)
- have a mix of skill base (for example: leading, worship, cooking, craft, sports, drama, technical skills)
- have a variety of experience
We welcome people who can make a commitment for more than a year. Please email if you would like any information about how to become a leader or helper (under 16).
Spreading the word
We now have a rekonnect powerpoint available for use in presentations, talking to groups, speaking at churches etc. If your children or family have benefitted from rekonnect, please do feel free to share news about us with others! You can download and view a pdf version of the presentation from this page (top right), and if you would like to use it please email to request an editable version.
Please contact the rekonnect administrator if you would like more information about how to become a rekonnect friend.