About Cae Canol Centre

Cae Canol Centre is a registered charity run by a team of Trustees who between them have extensive experience of running weekends away and summer camps for their own groups at a variety of venues around England and Wales. Cae Canol is entirely run by volunteers who have taken on the responsibility for managing and maintaining the centre.

Mission Statement

Cae Canol seeks to be:

  • A safe environment for leaders to take groups of children / young people for fun breaks;
  • A conducive environment where the Gospel can be presented both through example and teaching, and young Christians helped to grow;
  • A suitable facility to be enjoyed by children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18 when accompanied by an appropriate leadership ;
  • A resource to enthuse and encourage Christian youth groups, especially in North Wales and the the North West of England, to discover the benefits of residential youth work;
  • A venue for "outward bound" type activities, using appropriately qualified and insured local providers ;
  • Self-catering accommodation, to allow costs to be kept to affordable levels and to promote a culture of serving together;
  • A relaxed environment suitable for group and regional residential training events.


Cae Canol is a converted farm house containing well equipped accommodation along with meeting and dining rooms. There is also also a detached games room in a converted barn. During March to October there is overflow accommodation available in a separate caravan and also a self contained log cabin. The main house has wifi available for guests to use.

The eight acres of grounds have a barbecue and picnic area, space for games, a network of paths to explore, plenty of scope for wide games and for those with a good imagination, a pirate's den and bear's cave to find.

See the Accommodation page for more detail.


For the 60th anniversary of Crusaders in 1966, an appeal was launched to buy a residential centre in the North of England similar to Crusader's existing centre, Westbrook, on the Isle of Wight. However God's plans were somewhat different and Cae Canol Crusader Centre in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales was opened in 1969.

A new independent charity was formed in 2006 to take on the running of Cae Canol Centre primarily for the benefit of Crusader / Urban Saints groups and other similar church groups.


Cae Canol Centre is a Registered Charity No. 1113062.
Cae Canol Centre is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, No 05648674.

Cae Canol Centre is a member of the Evangelical Alliance.

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