Xcellr8 is an annual weekend for 8-11 year olds which seeks to help children meet with God, as they join with others from around the region.

Fun, friendship and faith are all on the agenda.


Bookings are open for our 2024 Xcellr8 ‘Particip8’ weekend on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February (non-residential) where we will explore how we, as individuals, join in with this big team event called Christianity!

Our 4 main sessions focus on Paul’s sporting analogies for our journey of faith as well as the 2024 Olympic games in Paris.

  • Getting Fit
  • The Team
  • The Event
  • The Prize

Feedback from the 2023 weekend,  ‘Anticip8’, where we looked at God’s promises:

Thank you so much for a WONDERFUL weekend. (Our son) was very anxious about coming, but thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you for all the heart and soul and prayer poured into the weekend – we are so thankful for all you do.  Parent

I am writing to thank you and all the Xcellr8 team for running an amazing weekend. (Our son) had a brilliant time, enjoying the whole weekend and inspired to spend more time praying and deepening his relationship with God.  He is very keen to return next year and invite friends too.  Parent

Please note that children must be 8 years old by the time of the weekend; 11 year olds must be in Year 6.

You can contact Steve Whyatt by email with general enquiries stevew@genr8.org


"I’m pretty sure all our stuff came home (amazingly!), but just wanted to say a big thank you to the whole team for making it such a wonderful weekend for the children. Despite lack of sleep, […] had an amazing time. Thank you all for all your hard work and inspiration! Our children are now too old to come again but […] said he wanted to come back as part of the Youth team in a few years time…."

"I would like to thank you and your team so very much for having […] for the weekend. She had a wonderful time and was full of stories! Your care and attention to detail was wonderful. I can imagine how much time and planning goes into these events and we really appreciate all your hard work. Many thanks again and she is already looking forward to next year!!"

"Thank you, […] had a wonderful weekend at XcellR8. Thank you for your hard work and please pass on our thanks to all the team of organisers/helpers. I’m afraid we didn’t get to meet/personally thank her small group leaders."

"It is such a precious thing to have others input into our children in this way and to see that they have received so abundantly is a huge blessing. Thank you so much and please pass it on to the team too."

"… thanks so much for all effort, vision and energy that went into making the weekend such a success. […] has already requested I sign her up for next year!"

"Thank you very much for this weekend. My son […] had a wonderful time and it was great to see him engaged with the worship on the Sunday. Thanks for all of your hard work, the late nights and the organisation of everything for our kids. We really do appreciate it!"