Places are still available on weeks 3, 5 and 6 at the SVP Holy Island Camps open to children from school years 5 – 7 inclusive.

A Brief History of Camp

The camp on Holy Island has been run by the St Vincent de Paul Society since 1954. The aim of the camp is to provide an enjoyable and affordable holiday for children from a variety of backgrounds, in a safe and caring environment and within a Christian ethos. For the first 16 summers, the camp was simply a number of tents in a field. The success and popularity of the camp led to a building programme which saw the first dormitories open in the summer of 1970. This was followed by the completion of the remaining dormitories and the dining room. This was all made possible thanks to the hard work of a number of volunteers who gave up numerous weekends to travel to Holy Island and help build the camp as we now know it. Many more improvements have been made since then, and today the children are accommodated in eight dormitories, each with four bunk beds for eight children.

Dates currently available:

  • Week 3: Saturday 3 August – 10 August 2024
  • Week 5: Saturday 17 August – Saturday 24 August 2024
  • Week 6 Saturday 24 August – Saturday 31 August 2024

Download the information booklet for parents here to find out more or click here to visit the SVP Camp website.

The cost for a week at camp is a donation of £150.


  • Date of Event 3—31 August 2024
  • Cost Donation - £150
  • Location

    SVP Camp, Holy Island.