Venture and Falcon holidays (inc. School Ventures)

To provide learning, adventure and fellowship to 4,000 children and teenagers, especially for those suffering from multiple forms of disadvantage, through action-packed holidays and school term-time residential weekends for those aged 8-18.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1007820)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • ReligiousReligious


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Venture and Falcon holidays provide opportunities for children and young people of all faiths or none from across the UK to explore the Christian faith while enjoying action-packed residential breaks - Ventures are packed with fun activities, Bible talks and small group discussion - School Ventures are shorter, term-time residentials for primary school pupils at CofE schools - Falcons provide additional nurture, care and support for the most disadvantaged young people.


Our project brings sustainable personal development and enrichment outcomes to children and young people, including those which contribute towards ‘helping children to achieve more’, tackling the gender gap in well-being between girls and boys, enhanced esteem and alleviating peer pressure. Feedback from attendees and leader feedback is measured qualitatively and quantitatively. We provide subsidies for those least able to afford to attend so that cost is never a barrier to anyone.

  • 'The difference that a week on a Falcon can make in a difficult year in a young person's life is amazing.'

    — Charlotte, leader

  • Over the years the work of CPAS Ventures has touched the lives of tens of thousands of children and young people. Local churches in every corner of the country have benefitted from this ministry.

    — Rt Rev James Newcombe, Bishop of Carlisle.

  • Best part of the year!

    — Theo, Aged 11