UP Camp Summer - Sport's coach: Italy

UpCamp is a summer camp for Italian teens (especially from Christian families) and young people from all over the country. It's held in the picturesque small town of Isola del Gran Sasso in the Italian Mountains, just 2 hours drive from Rome. It's an opportunity to share God's love to the teens through activities, sports, arts and music and small group time.

This is a great opportunity for evangelism, discipleship and mission awareness for participants. You can work as part of a team and serve through your skills and talents. We expect 150 Teens every year, so the need for volunteers is great! Especially athletes and artists who can help with the activities, setting up the training and workshops, sharing reflections and testimony, but especially develop a relationship with the participants. There is also the opportunity to support the running of the camp each day.

The price quoted here does NOT include the costs of flights and travel insurance, but does include a $150 non refundable deposit.
Dates:Thu 11 Jul 2019 – Sat 20 Jul 2019
Apply by:Wed 05 Jun 2019
Cost:380 NZD (participants from New Zealand)
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups

Ministry Details

Around 2 hours are assigned to sports/arts practice during the day. As an artist you will be involved in organizing/ leading these workshop times together with the other Italian coaches. You will be asked to participate in the other activities held during the day according to your gifts and the different needs of the camp.

Participant Profile

We are looking for athletes with a passion to teach their own sport to youth, a passion to know Christ and make Him known. For this camp we are specifically looking for coaches willing to help with basketball, football, volleyball and dance.


Simple yet comfortable accommodation will be provided at the centre (bedding included).


Food will be provided at the accommodation centre. During camp you will eat 3 meals per day, with the teens. We need to know in advance of any special dietary needs (vegetarian, food allergies, and so on).


Arrive and depart from Fiumicino airport (FCO) in Rome. There you can find a bus to Teramo (www.gasparionline.it/index.php?pagina=ticketing) where you will be collected. The bus journey is around 2 1/2 hours. Please inform us of your arrival and departure times. You should aim to be at the camp by 17.00 Thursday 11th and depart after lunch on Saturday 20th.


You should be in good health, able to participate in an active week.


Please seek advice from your local OM home office to see if a visa is required.


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NZ Residents please contact us at info.nz@om.org.

People from other countries please contact your local OM office

All prices for short-term trips outside of New Zealand are listed in $NZ. Airfares and travel insurance extra.