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What's For Breakfast?

the_oakes

What's for breakfast?? Doughnuts!!! Last day of camp ends with sugar coated goodness!. .#doughnuts #delicious #yum #breakfast #goodtimes #fun #funattheoakes #partyon #food #sogood #holiday #camp #theoakes #sugar #happiness #blog

Right with God

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Jesus' dying and coming back to life will make many people right with God. He can give us relationship with God. (Picture by Bryan Wintersteen found at freeimages.com)

#funattheoakes

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Team having fun on the bouncy castle #funattheoakes

Dream Clean

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Meg and Josh clearly happy to be cleaning. #dreamclean #megandjosh #funattheoakes #emu #kitchen #team @oakes.org.uk

Muffin Day

the_oakes

Camp is going really good and we’re all having so much fun! We even managed to eat outside because of the lovely weather for the first time this year and to make the even better it was muffin day! #muffins #theoakes #camp #lotso... more

having a blast in the wind

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It's a windy day, but the rafts are still having a blast!! Quite amusing to watch the little boats be pushed in the opposite direction that they are paddling . .#theoakes #funattheoakes #camp #fun #goodtimes #boats #rafts #outsid... more

Someone Worth Trusting

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Death is not the end for Jesus. The God who gave life at the beginning of the world has power over death. That's somebody worth trusting.

Kitchen Squad

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Kitchen Squad!! Day one of the Totley School camp! It's gonna be a blast. . . . #squad #squadgoals #goodtimes #party #funtimes #crazyfriends #kitchen #cooks #cookingparty #apronsquad #theoakes #funattheoakes #camp #holiday #smi... more

God's Great Plan

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Jesus didn't do anything to deserve the way he was treated. It was God's plan to undo the terrible events of Genesis 3. Will we trust his promise to make things right again? (Picture by Vladimir Agafonkin found at freeimages... more

Oakes Debate

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The intense debate continues...#justOakesthings . #oakes #debate #scones #pronouncingthingsincorrectly #whateven #funny #silly #teamdebate #score #tied #vote #fun #funattheoakes

Chocolate nests

the_oakes

Last day of Easter Camp!! Dessert today is the chocolatey goodness known as Easter egg nests!! Yum! #Easter #chocolate #dessert #yummy #eggs #recipe #delicious #food #theoakes #holiday #camps #fun #vacation #funaththeoakes #Oak... more

Yummy

the_oakes

Another busy day in The Oakes kitchen! Today our Easter campers enjoyed croissants for breakfast soup and toasties for lunch and sausage and mash for dinner #yummy #Easter #funattheoakes #jesus #christianity #gospel

Super hero

Nimpsh

The team just love to dress up, I hope you all love it as much as we do.

Getting ready

Nimpsh

This is the view from the bottom of the pond of the house on our last day on our second Easter camp.

Loving Us To Death

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Jesus suffered to the point of dying. This is the kind of love that is with us through everything. (Picture by Robin van Willigen found at freeimages.com)

Choosing

Mez

This didn't happen to Jesus against his will. He didn't defend himself. He chose to die for us. He deserves our respect. (Picture by Charles Zavelle found at free images.com)

Abby made perfect pancakes

Mez

It's Pancake Day at the Oakes!! Day 2 of the Easter camp has begun with singing, toffee sauce and lots of smiles!!

We Need Jesus

Mez

Are we ready to admit we have done wrong and we need Jesus' death? (Picture by mailsparky found at freeimages.com)

We Need Jesus

Mez

Are we ready to admit we have done wrong and we need Jesus' death? (Picture by mailsparky found at freeimages.com)

Buzz and Woody

Nimpsh

Today we started our 2nd Easter camp and campers and parents were greeted by Woody and Buzz. To infinity and beyond... Hope to see you on future camps. #funattheoakes

Crushed For Us

Mez

Jesus was punished for the things we've done wrong. We are forgiven. How amazing! (Picture by H Assad found at freeimages.com)

Suffering For Us

Mez

He was suffering for us but the people thought he was rejected by God. Will we recognise our rescuer sent by God? (Picture by linda graindourze found at freeimages.com)

Despised and Rejected

Mez

Bottom of the pile in the popularity rankings, Jesus knew what it was to suffer. Are we ready to respect the One who was disrespected? (Picture by Sara sara found at freeimages.com)

Nothing Special

Mez

There was nothing about Jesus that made him an obvious hero, but this is God's way of rescuing us. Will we trust his promises to save us through such an ordinary--seeming person? (Picture by Fred Kylander found at freeimages.com... more

Faithful

Mez

God's love is never ending. Over the next few days we'll be looking at Isaiah 53. As we do we can be amazed at how determined God is to rescue us from the problems we made for ourselves. (Picture by Cheryl Empey found at free im... more

Easter Fun

Nimpsh

We are half way through our Easter 1 camp, and its so much fun at the moment. I would just like to share we you all at how awesome some people are. Lucy, who was on team a few months ago has come back for both the Easter c... more

Easter camp

Nimpsh

This week we have an awesome camp happening, Easter! And if you are coming on an Easter camp you will learn very quickly that Easter is not about chocolate bunnies (if you didn't already know). Its great to have so many young p... more

Yes!

Mez

All God's promises in the Bible find their answer when Jesus dies and comes back to life. (Picture by Stephen Tainton found at freeimages.com)

God's Promise

Mez

This was all written down so you could believe in Jesus. Anyone and everyone who believes in him can have eternal life - life forever with him. (picture by Nikolaj Bourguignon found at freeimages.com)

God's Promise

Mez

This was all written down so you could believe in Jesus. Anyone and everyone who believes in him can have eternal life - life forever with him. (picture by Nikolaj Bourguignon found at freeimages.com)

Holy Spirit

Mez

Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit. If Jesus is God on earth, the Holy Spirit is God living inside us, pointing us to the truth and helping us to live for Him. (Picture by Christopher Bruno)

Our Reaction

Mez

When we see the resurrection, how do we react? Do we believe Jesus is the King with power over death? (Picture by Stacy Brumley found at freeimages.com)

It's All In The Plan

Mez

Remember the myrhh from Christmas? Well that points to this moment. It was always God's plan to make a way back to him through Jesus' death. (Picture by M Nota, found at freeimages.com)

Mending The Friendship

Mez

Jesus is the One sent to restore relationship with God. He did that when he died on the cross. When he died he was punished by God for our rejecting him so we could have a place in Heaven with him. (Picture by johnny maroun, fo... more

When we Fail

Mez

The religious leaders deliberately reject Jesus. Peter, in fear, ends up disowning him though he didn't want to. The great news is that Jesus offers all of us a way back into relationship with him. (Picture by Griszka Nie... more

The King Question

Mez

God's people were meant to obey God as their King but when God himself stands before them they choose another, human, King. Who will we choose to follow? (Picture by John evans found at freeimages.com)

Way Truth Life

Mez

Jesus is the One who makes a way to God. His death clears all barriers out of the way.  (Picture by Roger  Kirby found at freeimages.com)

Easter Promise

Mez

An amazing promise that Jesus has a place ready for us in Heaven. We can trust him to keep his promises. (Picture by Falk Schaaf found at freeimages.com)

Easter is on it's way

Mez

Jesus is about to serve us in the greatest way possible, ready to suffer for our good. He challenges us to show the world what he is like by showing the same kind of love. (Picture by Chris Richardson found at freeimages.com.) ... more

Bye bye Luke

Nimpsh

Last week at the Oakes we said good bye to one of our dear team members, Luke. A few weeks ago he was in the kitchen and was drawn by the lovely Abby. He also won blogger of the week, and here is a photo of his certificate. ... more

Mums and Daughters - March 2018

Joelin1

Here is the highlight video of our second Mums and Daughters camp. A lot of fun was had despite the snow!

Work day fun

Nimpsh

Yesterday, at the Oakes we had a work day and myself and Abby were doing some gardening. We had lots of fun. Here is Abby being herself.

Easter prep

Nimpsh

We have been making sure everything is perfect for next weeks camp. I was making sure that the sports equipment is all in good condition.

Gap Team or Gardeners

pethbearce

Work day today! Charlotte and I put our gardening skills to the test and planted lots of new snow drops.

Harris CU this weekend

Jhonnar

Here we are, all the dorm leaders waiting for the campers from Harris CU.... we are exciting to have them again this year, this camp will be great.... Please pray for us...

JessH has lost her phone....

Jhonnar

Jess has lost his phone, but we had found it... she is very happy now.... ready to dorm lead Tylor in Harris CU... technically she doesn't need it, but is ok hahahaha

Lost and found

johnny

We found Jess phone. We prayed. It turn s up

German's back.

Jhonnar

Hey all, at this time of the year Ari and Timo from my Gap Year back from germany to support us during this weekend camp, Harris CU... thanks God for his provision of more people to keep sharing the gospel... to please keep pray... more

German invasion!

johnny

Welcome back to Timo and Ari who flew all the way over from Germany to help this weekend with Harris camp. We love our Germans and all our other team members too come back and help when you can. (Beat you to it Jhonnnar- I will be... more

Multi tasking

johnny

When is a trouser press not a trouser press? When it’s a toasted sandwich maker. There were many doubters but it made my bap nice and toasty. Dan wasn’t so sure if this was viable moving forwards though. Watch this space for m... more

More campers at the Oakes

johnny

We’re always trying to think of new ways to get even more campers at the Oakes so more kids can hear the great news about Jesus. Here’s our latest idea for the dining room. This would increase capacity to over 300! Health and ... more

Study Day- great day to study God’s Word!

Charlotte Cosgrove

Today we had a study day!! It was a great opportunity for the team to learn even more about God’s word! We went though the gospel of John where we drew some illustrations! Study days are a wonderful opportunity for team and it... more

Work day

Nóri

Today we had a work day outside, and fortunatelly the weather wasn't that cold. We were concreting tubes, building an other obstacle in the ropes course, we were cleaning the court yard, etc. And we had a coffee morning as well,... more

Half Term 10-14s - February 2018

Joelin1

Here it is, a highlight video of our second Half Term camp.

Mansel

Mez

We had this awesome bunch of campers from Mansel School in this week. They were fantastic in the meetings and we had a good time hearing what they believed as well as sharing what the Bible teaches us. It was great to look again a... more

Dobcroft 1 Kitchen!

lsherwood95

When you find out the jobs at the Oakes there is usually one job that the GAP team want to do, and that's to be in the Kitchen! It is a great pleasure to cook for all the campers and staff and to work with food, which is one of my... more

It’s almost Easter!

johnny

This week I have been doing the Main Events for 2 camps from Dobcroft school. I linked the 4 points to Easter and it really made me realise that Easter should be celebrated much more than Christmas. At Christmas Jesus was born- Go... more

Double Dobcroft

pethbearce

We've had our first double camp of the year this week! Charlotte, Jenny and I had a great time dorm leading Livingstone on the first half of the camp. We've moved into the second half of the camp, and now Heidi, Meg and I are in t... more

Dobcroft 1

Nóri

We had lot of fun yesterday, in the EMU. God just glorified himself through our work. He blessed us with energy when we were tired and he made us smile with such a nice weather. Can't wait to being dormleader on the next camp!!

Snow Much Fun

pethbearce

We've had lots of snow this week! On Tuesday morning, one of our jobs was to get outside and enjoy the snow, so a few of the team went outside and had a snow ball fight. On Friday, a food delivery came but they couldn't make it do... more

Half term 11-15s - February 2018

Joelin1

Here is the highlight video of our Half term 11-15s camp!

Snow Day

Mez

Doesn't this look amazing, and doesn't it remind you of how great God is? "For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qu... more