PeggingWarcombe Farm Trust was established about 25 years ago by a group of committed Christians when we had the opportunity to purchase 8 acres of land and the buildings at Warcombe Farm, Lee Bay in North Devon. Included within the purchase was a field that had been used for camping as a Boys Brigade campsite for many years prior to the purchase.

The aim of Warcombe Farm Trust is to provide camping and holiday accommodation, predominantly but not exclusively for groups of young people from youth groups, schools, church groups and other youth organisations. The camping facilities are used regularly throughout the summer holiday season by groups ranging from 15-100 in number, with many groups returning to the site regularly.

The campsite facilities are comprehensive including showers, toilets and a fully equipped cookhouse within a newly constructed purpose built barn.

Warcombe Farm Trust is a registered charity currently with 5 trustees who oversee the day to day running of the trust and campsite facilities.

 

Geoff HillsGeoff Hills has over 50 years experience in Christian work - as a youth worker, pastor, christian speaker and in all things practical.  

He has been involved in the campsite at Warcombe since its inception as a Boys Brigade site in the 1960s, and he still has the same enthusiasm for the transformative power of Christian retreats for young (and not so young) people.  

Geoff grew up in London and spent many years involved in youthwork and church leadership (as well as working in the Transport and Cinema sectors) in Hounslow before moving to Devon in the 1990s to pastor a church and be involved in the work of the trust.  He lives in Warcombe Farmhouse.

As our man "on site" Geoff is able to look after the day-to-day running of things and, in a crisis, is a great person to have just a few hundred yards away!

 

 

Lynda Hill has been a Trustee of Warcombe since the beginning. She is married to Dave and they have two children. Lynda has a range of experience with young people and children, having run a parent & toddler group and youth groups over the years. 

Lynda is particularly looking forward to the new campsite facilities being completed and her vision is to see the Trust providing first class facilities for youth and other groups where young people can enjoy great holidays, learn new skills and enjoy the fantastic surroundings of North Devon.

Lynda looks after the administration for the Trust, ensuring campsite bookings, finances and general admin are kept up to date and all run smoothly.

 

Dave Hill is a founding Trustee with a number of years' experience working with young people as a youth leader and organising a variety of youth activities and events.  He has experience in finance and management which he brings to the management of the Trust ensuring we operate in an efficient and professional way.

Dave’s vision for Warcombe is to provide an environment where young people can have a great holiday, in a fantastic location and a safe environment. Dave is committed to working with young people and creating an environment to allow them to realise their full potential.

 

Max Ferzoli was born in Lebanon and lived there till he was 10, but has spent the best part of the last 36 years living in England. Warcombe Farm is a very special place for Max as it was there that he became a Christian during a summer camp with his youth group in 1982.

Max’ vision is to continue using Warcombe Farm to bring people to Jesus in the same way as he was; through affordable, good quality holidays - for youth groups and other organisations.

Max has a particular love for people of non-British origin and cultural background as he feels he can relate to them, having come to Britain himself as an immigrant at an early age, and adapted himself as much as he can to British culture.

Max is married to Suzanne and they have three daughters: Layal Christina, Nadine Jane and Lara Belle. 

 

Alex Black is a founder trustee and has many years experience as both a youth group leader and a church leader.

Continuing to have a passion for bringing young people into God’s kingdom, and developing them into the spiritual hub of the church life, he sees the Trust as providing a unique facility to enable the salvation and spiritual growth of young people.  Alex and his wife Jackie have a teenage daughter and are able to take the perspective of parents.

Alex spent most of his career as a senior manager in the electronics industry, but is now a driving instructor, mainly working with young army recruits.