Backpackers site

Backpackers is organised by a team of helpers from churches in and around Chesham as part of a Chesham Ecumenical Association. Registered Charity No. 1013519




Backpackers 2018


Week beginning 30th July


Thomas Harding School



Welcome to the Backpackers website where you can find information and forms used for Backpackers. If you have any questions or comments about Backpackers, or this website, please feel free to email us using details on the 'Contact Us' page


Using our on-line application form greatly reduces the administration overhead which is much appreciated by the organisers. It also ensures that no transcription errors appear in your submitted details.

Application Form 2018 for children - Click Here

Don't miss out on the fun: Spaces still available to attend Backpackers 2018 on a first come, first served basis so please fill in your applications either online or paper copy.


Helpers application forms:

1. Secure Online Helper Application Form


2. Secure Online Young Apprentices (YApps) Application Form for 12 and 13 year olds

If you are unable to use the online application forms, downloadable versions are available on the Application Forms page.

BACKPACKERS is organised and part funded by Churches Together for Chesham. We do not make any charge for BACKPACKERS. We would really welcome any contribution you could make, though, (a suggested contribution would be 60 per child for the four days).

Donate online
( Click here to donate online ) using "" since 100% of your donation comes to Backpackers. 

Or you can donate by post to: 

Backpackers Registration,

22 Sayward Close, Chesham, HP5 3DP.




First full week of the Summer Holidays
ie. Week beginning 30th July
For Helpers:     Tuesday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm
For Children:   Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 3.40pm




Thomas Harding School, Germain Street, Chesham




Children aged 5-11 (up to School Year 6) from HP5 postcode or Chesham Schools or Churches




Organised and Supported by Churches Together for Chesham








Latest News Articles....

  • Watch this space for Backpackers 2018 announcements for your diary!
  • Children's Application Form - is now available.  Click Here

  • Commissioning Service Monday 30th July 2018, Thomas Harding School Field
  • BACKPACKERS 2018 - Tuesday 31st July to Friday 3rd Aug - 9am to 4pm for volunteers - 10am to 3.30pm for children