Purbeck Venture

… a fantastic camping holiday with unique access to one of the country’s best beaches, whether you want to soak up the sun or take part in one of our wacky wide-games.

Games, activities, exploring and adventure, the combination of which you simply can’t get anywhere else.

… making new friends and re-kindling old friendships – this is the holiday that people talk about all year and come back to time and time again

Every camp has a theme and this is reflected in the evening events. We pride ourselves in creating memorable nights in – and out with a party atmosphere; guaranteed to get you grinning whether it is showcasing talent, getting involved in gameshows, dancing the night away or just watching the leaders make fools of themselves.

Few residential holidays are entirely outdoors, but we see this as a strength of Purbeck Venture with such great surroundings although we still manage some home comforts and fantastic food.

Alongside the activities is a full programme of Christian teaching and worship expressions; altogether and in small groups. We welcome those from any background to explore and grow in their faith.

Who are we?

Matt & Catherine Rowe

Matt & Catherine have led youth-work at their home church for over 50 combined years, bring a wealth of experience with young people and are dedicated to serving at this site.

Having attended Studland camps as campers themselves and met at Dorset Venture, they were very keen to see many more young people benefit from a fantastic holiday and therefore took on leadership of Purbeck Venture in 2009.

With two of their children now of leader age and one a camper it has become a family way of life for the summer.

A team of dedicated volunteers

Each year we put together an enthusiastic and dedicated team of volunteers to ensure the camp is the best it can be. These include catering staff, tent leaders, organisers, meeting leaders, musicians and other support staff.

Every member of the team undergoes a DBS (disclosure and barring, criminal record) check and supplies references.