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#familyfunday

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Today is our Family Fun Day, 10-4pm. There is going to be ice cream amd free cake and the weather will hopefully be beautiful. So come along and have a great day, bring a spare change of clothes and we advise to bring a picnic. ... more

#gameprep

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Nora and Tom channeling their inner child for a game intro love the hair!

#havinganawesometime

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We had an awesome camp this weekend. Can't wait to see everyone again

Pre-camp madness

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Pre-camp madness! Next up: stone stairs? #donttrythisathome #funattheoakes

cleaning bins

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Tom and Naomi today, ready to do some bin cleaning. Look at the smile on their faces knowing that they are doing this for the work of the Gospel.

#rainyafternoon

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Plastic bag parachutes

#messychickenrun

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So yesterday we played a great game of messy chicken run....As you can see the dorm leaders loved it...especially the shaving foam and water balloons!! But the really question was who got the messiest?

#goodbye

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Waving off a camp when...wait...who's that in the tree? #funattheoakes

#tshirts

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The team have got their t-shirts! Awesome design and they include our names (or nicknames!) embroidered on them! #funattheoakes

#rainyday

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Ready for activities the cars are our great activity on a rainy day, also what’s camp without a mug of hot chocolate?

#funattheoakes

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#zorbs and #mudder #lovingit #funattheoakes

#trustfall

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Johnny really trusts our team . This was just one of the many examples of how God will never let you fall. God will always catch you even if we can't always trust people.#dontrythisathome #noonewasseriouslyinjuredinthemakingofthis... more

#interactisout

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Interact for our summer theme, Narnia has arrived and has lots of cool information and quotes and also has five minutes with our one and only American Gal Abby.

#timetogetsuncreamedup

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Suns out, Gingers in (sorry @donnygiant ) and Water slide out. Today the water slide made an appearance and it is so much fun.

sunnyday

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Another beautiful day at The Oakes. Praise God for the amazing weather!

#awesomeweather

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The Oakes has had some wonderful weather over the last few weeks, and we were just so blessed to have the sun so warm and bright. Did you enjoy the weather recently?

#teamworkisthedreamwork

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While kids and dormleaders are playing and having a ball in the glorious sunshine, some EMU are doing an amazing job scrubbing and washing pots and pans for Jesus.

#funattheoakes

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What do you do on camp when you're washing up?? Make waterfalls out of colanders...#washup #waterfall #lotsoffun #theoakes

#wherehasthesungo

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At the Oakes we make sure to never let the weather get in the way too badly! The zorbs did get a little damp on the inside though #funattheoakes #theoakes #zorbing #outdoorgames #Wherehasthesungone?

The Substitute

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Who is willing to be pied? At the Main Event last night 4 people were chosen at random and asked general knowledge questions. If they got it wrong, they had to twist the handle or.... ask for a substitute! Mark 10:45

Last Day Menu

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Last day of our first half term camp... wonder what the campers will be having for dinner after their bacon baps this lunchtime?!

Easter 2 - 8-12s - April 2018

Joelin1

The Easter 2 highlight video is here, enjoy!

#funattheoakes

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As we were blessed with this beautiful sunny weather, we had a game of Frizby on the big lawn. #funattheoakes #frizby #sunshine #ourgodisanawesomegod #sports

#funattheoakes

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Today at @oakes.org.uk it was such lovely weather that the Team decided to have the Evening Meal outside. The question is: is the evening meal called Dinner or Tea? #dinnertime #teatime #sheperdspie #sunshine #funattheoakes #looki... more

#howmuchpackaging

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Busy day at The Oakes... we wrapped Naomi!! #howmuchpackaging #funattheoakes

Family Fun Day

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Come and join in the fun.

#sunnyweekend

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It's been a glorious weekend at The Oakes. #sunnyweather #summer #summertime #sun #sunny #theoakes #theoakesholidaycentre #oakes @oakes.org.uk

#trustinggodspromises

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In Nahum God promises justice for those who suffer. In Revelation he promises a place without pain. Anyone who believes in Jesus and his promise of forgiveness can a have a place there forever with him. #readingnahum #trustinggods... more

#johnnythesuperswimmer

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Johnny is ready to jump into the pond as Camper of the day prize. #camperofthedayprize #funattheoakes

Going Out With a Splash

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Sam decided to go for a nice dip in the pond for a camper of the day prize!

#nomoretears

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When we read Nahum we can remember that God has promised us a place without pain; a place where no one suffers at the hands of others. #nomoretears #showsomerespect #readingnahum (Picture by Martin Zielinski found at freeimages.c... more

#gungetank

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A camper of the day prize to cover the awesome Ciara in gunge. #gungetank #gunge #funattheoakes

#chefthings

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When the food is basic but the cook is ridiculously extra!

#timetogetmuddy

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book your next camp online at www.oakes.org.uk ............#timetogetmuddy #funattheoakes

#godbringsjustice

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God cares when people are hurting and promises justice for the victim. Nineveh thought they could do what they wanted to others, but they were wrong. You can trust God to give you justice. #showsomerespect #godbringsjustice #readi... more

#godcares

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In Nahum God promises to rescue his Judah from their enemies. He always cares for his people when they are hurting. We can trust him to care for us. #godcares #showsomerespect #readingnahum (Picture by Santiago Cornejo found at fr... more

#rafting

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#funattheoakes

Animals

Raz121

Will pets go to heaven?

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Hi Raz, thanks for your question. This is a really tricky question because the Bible doesn't actuall... more

#godissogoodtome

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Yes, he should have our respect but God is also good. Anyone who trusts in him finds friendship with him, and he is with them in the hard times. #showsomerespect #readingnahum #godissogoodtome (Picture by Armin Hanisch found a... more

Zorbing

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Book on a camp at oakes.org.uk

#funky

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Sam looking very funky with his stary glasses for a game today. #funattheoakes

#herestolifelongfriendship

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loving the sunshine and loving these people @donnygiant

#showsomerespect

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Not sure how powerful God is? Take a look at the world he made. #showsomerespect #readingnahum (Picture by Gabriel Fernandes found at freeimages.com)

#showsomerespect

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Nahum reminds us of two things. . 1. God is patient with us when we mess up and he forgives. . 2. But he won't be messed around forever. He will bring justice for those who are hurting. .(Picture by Troy Stoi found at freeimage... more

#showsomerespect

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Over the next week we'll looking at the Bible book of Nahum. And who is Nahum speaking to? Nineveh, from the book of Jonah (Jonah had a tangle with God and a very large fish!) The city of Nineveh may have turned to God in Jonah's ... more

Sunny Weather

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The lovely weather has meant dorm times outside this week. We love the sunshine! #readthebible #readthebibletogether

#funattheoakes

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Lots of people ask if the pond is still cold even on nice warm days. The answer is yes but that doesn't stop the fun. #funattheoakes

#areyoulistening

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God's people in Micah's time didn't want to listen to God's words but for those who did listen he promised a time when he would teach them himself. Years later Jesus comes- God in human form - teaching God's word. Everyone who lis... more

Easter 1 - 8-12s - April 2018

Joelin1

Here it is, the highlight video from our first Easter camp!

Logan320
I love the vid I went this year in February
the_oakes
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it

#funattheoakes

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The rafts are out for the Summer. Bookings being taken. Visit oakes.org.uk/camps/ to find out more. #funattheoakes

#trustinggodspromises

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God is faithful - that means he keeps his word and does not change. And his promises last forever. . (Picture by Penny Matthews found at freeimages.com). . #areyoulistening #readingmicah #trustinggodspromises

#trustinggodspromises

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God will forgive us again and again. Because Jesus died in our place our sins can be taken away from us. He calls us to trust his promise of forgiveness . . (Picture by Paniti Marta found at freeimages.com) . #areyoulistening ... more

#trustinggod

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Micah could trust God because he knew what God is like. He does not stay angry and he likes to show us his awesome love. . (Picture by ckgd2 / Katarzyna Lipinska found at freeimages.com). . .#areyoulistening #readingmicah #tru... more

#halftermfun

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Ready for the water slide and rafts? Sign up for our half term camps here: oakes.org.uk/camp/may2018/ We can't wait to see you! #funattheoakes #halfterm #halftermfun

Work Team

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Time to sign up for Work Team at The Oakes running 3rd-13th July. Find out more and sign up here: oakes.org.uk/workteam/ #funattheoakes #workteam #workinghard