Each summer in July and August, CSV runs a series of residential camps that are ideal for anyone who may have an interest in heritage conservation or doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Activities vary depending on needs of the building and its surrounding grounds, but can include the preservation of stained glass windows and statues, painting community rooms and railings, and conducting graveyard surveys.
The camps are designed to introduce volunteers aged 16 to 30 to the heritage of these great buildings and teach them to work as a team while having fun. Each camp runs from Wednesday to Wednesday with Saturday afternoon and Sunday off to explore the local area with the group. Sites includes: Bangor and Brecon Cathedral in Wales, Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucester, Wimborne Minster in Dorset, Islington Union Chapel and St Mark’s Church in London, Wells Cathedral in Somerset, and Southwell Minster in Nottingham.