Xcellr8 is an annual residential 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.

Games, swimming, small groups, sports hall fun, wide games,  great food and ‘international carrot flinging’ are all on offer at Xcellr8; with fantastic leaders (from the young to the not so young!) and much more…

We are hoping to hold the next Xcellr8 weekend online from 12th to 14th February 2021. The theme will be ‘Navig8’ with a focus on how Jesus can help us to navigate on the journey of life.

Please get in touch for more information.

Xcellr8 2020 was titled ‘Investig8’ and we discovered more about Jesus.

  • Make new friends
  • Worship God
  • Bible stories
  • Movie
  • Quieter times
  • Challenges

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 with general enquiries by email stevew@genr8.org or telephone: 01223 237874.


"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!"