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




  Helping at Backpackers  






Every supporting church has a Backpackers Rep. Do speak to them if you would like to help. They can give you more information about the different roles. If you cannot contact your church rep for any reason, please see the Contact Us page for details of how to e-mail the organisers.

Backpackers runs Monday to Thursday between 9.00 and 4.30 for helpers.

“If I’d known in advance what the format was and how much fun and support there is – I’d have volunteered for Backpackers years ago!!” Tim Shackleton, August 2007

During Backpackers Week the following are needed:


Group Leaders & Assistant Group Leaders

Working in a small team looking after children this is THE critical role at Backpackers. The number of children that attend depends on the number of group personnel available.

Activity Leaders & Helpers

These are part of teams that run activities for several groups of children at a time. For Backpackers 2012 the planned activities are:

Dance, Cooking, Drama, Craft, Thinking Challenge, Games, Football, Music


Minipackers Helpers

Minipackers is a creche for the younger children of helpers who are on site.


Cafe Team

Providing refreshments for the children and helpers at Backpackers


First Aid Team

Requires a First Aid certificate


Welcome Team

Welcoming visitors and providing information for parents and helpers


Site maintenance & Facilities

Keeping the site clean and safe throughout the week


Security Guards

Making sure all the equipment is safe when Backpackers is not running


Roles off-site - can't be there during the week?

There's still many ways you can help. Perhaps preparing the materials the children will use or h elping to set up and dismantle the site... and more - please ask!Also we can all pray! Please do pray for everyone and everything about Backpackers.







Latest News Articles....

  • Watch this space for Backpackers 2018 announcements for your diary!
  • Helpers Application Form - to be advised
  • Children's Application Form - to be advised

  • 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
  • History of Backpackers

Backpackers Past material....