True Survivor: Beyond the Wild is back: we are very excited to once again join up with Catholic outdoorsman Will Hince, of True Survivor!

True Survivor: Beyond the Wild is a spiritual survival course for young men aged 13 –18 on 25th - 27th May 2018Camping out in the woods, you will learn the necessary skills to survive the wilderness. You will also discover how your Catholic faith equips you to survive in the world. Learn to find and purify water, to make a fire by friction, to build a survival shelter, to track, trap and prepare animals and to navigate using the sun and stars. Learn to develop your prayer life, to make Confession a regular part of your life, how the Eucharist nourishes and sustains our faith, why we need the Church, how to discern God's calling in your life and how to combat an unseen enemy who would destroy your life in Christ.

We are only able to offer 20 places at this event! The cost of the weekend is £99 per person including minibus transport from within the Diocese. The group will travel to an area of woodland called Dyer’s Copse, near Poole in Dorset. The coach drop-off/pick-up points and exact timings will be confirmed once we know where people need to travel from. We aim to arrive at Dyer’s Copse for 9pm on Friday and leave camp at 3pm on Sunday.


Take a look at the blog and see how the boys coped in the wilderness, during our first ever True Survivor: Beyond the Wild.

Visit True Survivor's website or Facebook page to explore the course. You can also check out the video below to discover more of what True Survivor do:



You can book your place on True Survivor: Beyond the Wild by returning the consent form with either a deposit cheque for £30.00 (balance due by 11th May 2018) or a full cheque for £99.00 (made payable to Northampton Youth Ministry Office). This form also lists all the kit you will need to bring with you. We have a limited number of sleeping bags and tents for any young men who do not have access to their own. Please email if you have any questions at all.