Making sure a youth group is well fed is a key job for any youth worker and at Satellites we want to make that as easy as possible.

Groups at Satellites will be encouraged to cook for themselves, with space being allocated to each group to create a communal area for eating together. Electric hook-ups will be available for groups to purchase for a very reasonable price. Delivery vehicles from local supermarkets will be allowed to drive to a designated spot on each village making it easy to get shopping delivered close to your campsite.

As well as being able to cook for yourselves, there will also be a fantastic array of food vans at the event providing an affordable mix of meals as well as drinks and sweet treats.

We’re excited to be introducing you to our snazzy new cafés at Satellites this summer – ranging from a milkshake and smoothie bar, to a juice bar and health hangout. Plus (youth leaders, we’re looking at you for this one!) a Satellites brew bar providing you with the blend and style of coffee and tea that is juuuust right. And not forgetting monstrous hot chocolates (with cream and marshmallows, obvs) available across the site. Delish.

Here are some helpful hints and tips when thinking about food for a group at Satellites:

  • Plan, plan, plan!
    Think about what you might need by planning each meal, each day. Make a list of everything you need and tick it off as you pack it.

  • Bring what you need
    “If it’s not on the list, it won’t be missed”. Just bringing what you need helps us massively reduce what we end up throwing away at the end of the event.

  • Go green
    Why not encourage everyone in your group to bring reusable cutlery and crockery? Think about what you’re binning – could that go in one of our food waste bins or be recycled?

  • Power shmower!
    Whilst we have electric hook-ups available to buy, it’s worth considering whether you actually need it. What would it look like to plan your catering around not needing electricity?