Why is Cross Word multiplying?

We are bursting at the seams with numbers and we even had a waiting list in 2022. We never want to turn anyone away from experiencing the life-changing week that Cross Word Youth Camp is. The fields are ripe for harvest and multiplying Cross Word will have a major Gospel impact on the teens of the Cape.

How will Cross Word be multiplying?

We will have one camp at 2 venues from the 15-20 December 2023. At one venue we will have the Grade 7-9 group and at the other venue we will have the Grade 10-12 group.

How will the two camps be different?

Apart from the different venue and grades, both camps will be exactly the same Cross Word that we have grown to know and love. You can expect the same camp schedule and structure, with lots of time for Bible teaching, games & activities, and socialising.

Where will the Grade 7 to 9 camp be?

The Grade 7-9 camp will be held at the SOS campsite in Villiersdorp. (https://www.soswild.co.za/)

Where will the Grade 10 to 12 camp be?

The Grade 10-12 camp will be held at the Rustic Venues campsite in Tulbagh. (https://rusticvenues.co.za/)

Does the grade refer to the year just completed, or the year going into? And what is the age guide for homeschoolers?

The grade refers to the year just completed in 2023. Grade 7’s would generally be 13-year-olds and Grade 12’s would generally be 18-year-olds.

When can I book my spot on Cross Word 2023?

Registration will open at the 3rd Term Cutting Edge on 16 September 2023.

How much is Cross Word this year?

We are hoping to keep the cost as close to last year’s (R2200) as possible. This will be finalized soon. Both camps will be the same cost.

How many campers can each campsite hold?

The SOS campsite (Grade 7-9) can hold 360 people and the Rustic Venues campsite (Grade 10-12) can accommodate 200 people. Don’t leave your booking until too late. We had a waiting list last year and we don’t want you to miss out.

Is Cross Word only for teens from REACH-SA churches or can my friends from different churches sign up too?

Invite your friends; anyone is welcome. Cross Word is a REACH-SA ministry and we always aim to teach the Bible faithfully.

Will there be transport available? If so, what is the cost for that?

Yes, we will be arranging transport to both campsites. These costs will be finalised soon.

If I have a teen in Grade 7-9 and a teen in Grade 10-12, how do I get them to two different campsites at the same time?

Perhaps there are other parents at your church in the same position, one set of parents could lift to SOS and the other set to Tulbagh; then swap for pickup (that way you get to see both campsites). Alternatively, you can make use of the transport available to either camp.

I’m a keen to be a leader, will I be able to choose which camp to lead on?

When you sign up to be a leader we will offer you the opportunity to indicate your preferred camp. However, please be open to the possibility that we may request leaders to serve on either camp depending on the need.