As long ago as the 1960’s David and Elsie Willcox were exercised about work amongst young people and arranged holiday Bible study weekends. The first camp was held at Burnham-on-Sea in July 1976. Following the success of this, the late John and Jean Derrick kindly made two fields available near their home in Cheddar and the Kingfisher Camps continued there from 1977 until 2000. Following the death of David in 1988 it was not possible for one person to assume responsibility for the work, however there was strong feeling amongst the many helpers that the work should continue. It was to meet this need that a charitable trust, the Kingfisher Christian Camp Trust, was established.
The overall aims of the Trust are to support actively, prayerfully and materially the following: Two weeks of camps in Somerset for children aged 10 and over. Two Bible Study holidays for children aged 13 and over. Postal Bible School for children. We believe in:
God the Father as the creator and sustainer of life and the universe.
The Bible as the inspired word of God.
Heaven and Hell.
Salvation by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, God's son, on the cross of Calvary.
A home in Heaven to all who will trust Jesus Christ as their own personal Saviour.