Experience God’s heart for Bible translation

Experience is for those aged 18–30 looking to learn, grow and hear from God as they consider a role in Bible translation. We’ll study God’s desire for all people to know him and share some of the incredible ways God is accomplishing his plans through Bible translation.

Take a look at our Experience video for a taster of what to expect:


Image of Schloss Klaus castle in Austria
Schloss Klaus, venue for Experience 2020 Camp 1

What should I expect?

We hope to run two camps later in 2020, depending on the situation with the coronavirus outbreak, but both will take place in stunning locations!

Camp 1 will be based in beautiful Schloss Klaus – an Austrian castle overlooking the lake and valleys east of Salzburg.

Camp 2 is a bilingual (French/English) camp, and will take place at the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Burtigny centre, near the shores of Lake Geneva in French-speaking Switzerland. All content will be delivered in both languages, so you only need to speak one or the other fluently to come!

Image of the book of Acts being read by a student
Learning from the book of Acts

In the mornings, we spend time in worship and prayer, and learn about the mission of God through the book of Acts. This is followed by teaching where we’ll open your eyes to the life-changing work of Bible translation. We’ll share the ways in which your skills and knowledge can aid the translation and accessibility of the Bible for language communities around the world.

Throughout Experience you’ll hear stories and get to talk with a range of Wycliffe members as they share how God has used them to bring God’s word to language communities around the world. In the afternoons we relax, explore and sunbathe! Meals together finish off the day, with plenty of opportunities to get to know each other and find out more in a chilled environment. Part Bible translation eye-opener, part spiritual retreat; there’s nothing quite like it.

When and where

Camp 1: Schloss Klaus, Austria

Camp 2: YWAM Burtigny, Switzerland (bilingual – French/English)

Prices include all meals, accommodation and teaching. You’ll have to make your own way to the venue, and you will need to send a deposit of £100 to secure your place.

The total cost for the Austria Experience is £450/€450/450 Swiss Francs per person.

The total cost for the Switzerland Experience is £400/€400 per person.