You can find all information about Young Lions in our Downloadable Info Booklet but see below for some of our more commonly asked FAQs
A Young Lions weekend is not your typical youth weekend away. It’s a unique training, development and assessment boot-camp! Positive peer pressure and the power of an unfamiliar environment will put delegates through their paces and into situations that will force them to draw on the skills and abilities that they have.
The weekend is loaded with teaching sessions, encounter sessions, smaller coaching group sessions and a physical session. Every element has been designed and honed over the years to provide the most impact a weekend can offer!
On arrival, delegates will be split into small groups and assigned a coach for the weekend. Coaches are either graduates of Young Lions, or Youth Pastors & leaders skilled at working with the age group. The role of the coach is to accompany the delegates through the weekend, and also to complete an assessment form at the end to be sent back to the delegate’s Church. This is an awesome discipleship tool for their leaders.
Young Lions is 3 weekends over 3 years; each year containing different elements of the leadership journey.
Young Lions Weekend I: 10th -12th February 2023, Cefn Lea Conference Centre, Newtown, WALES
Young Lions Weekend II: 31st March - 2nd April 2023, Pioneer Centre, Kidderminster, ENGLAND
Young Lions Weekend III: 1st - 3rd September 2023, Lendrick Muir Centre, Kinross, SCOTLAND
Young Lions has a different cost for delegates and coaches. For Delegates, our Earlybird rate is £125 and full price is £139. For Coaches, it is a flat cost of £99. To check when Earlybird rate ends for each weekend, head to the booking page!
This price covers everything outside of your transport - so your accommodation, food, Young Lions T Shirt, assessment forms and more!
You are welcome to attend whichever Young Lions Weekend works best for you either by location or date - you do not need to attend the weekend that is in your country if another works better for you!
You should aim to complete your Young Lions journey over a three year period, however if for any reason you are unable to attend a weekend for a year, you may pick up your progress the following year.
Every Young Lions delegate must start from 1st year, the experience is incomplete without it! 19 is the oldest you may begin your Young Lions Delegate journey, however if you were to start at 19 years old, you may complete years 2 & 3 beyond the age of 19.
All leaders involved in making Young Lions happen are DBS checked and recommended by their home Church. Activities are risk-assessed and supervised, and appointed first-aiders are on site at all times. The Stretch (our outdoor activity) does involve some physical activity, but is designed with the delegates in mind. All under 18 delegates must provide a signed consent form before attending the weekend.
At the booking page, you have the option to 'add a booking' to each booking you make. If you are a Church leader looking to book your delegates in you can use this option. Give us a call if we can help you in any way with this.
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