SUMMER 2021

31 July - 05 August 2021 / Stafford Showground

SUMMER 2021

NEW HOME, MORE SPACE

DTI has now moved to the summer so get ready to enjoy the hotter weather, barbecues in the evenings and beautiful warm summer nights of worship bringing fresh encounters with God! We’re moving to our new home, the Staffordshire County Showground where there’s loads more space to welcome young people from churches and youth organisations everywhere. It’ll be warmer (hopefully!), there’ll be no exam stress, and it’s going to be 5 nights long! DTI will start with an evening meeting on Saturday 31 July and we'll finish at 11:30pm on Wednesday 04 August. We'll all head home on Thursday morning, 05 August.

We’d love to invite you to come and join us on this adventure!

WHAT HAPPENS AT DTI?

DTI is about inspiring and equipping young people to love God, love others and change the world. At DTI, the local church gathers together as one. We come together as family to worship Jesus, hear some great teaching from the Bible and spend loads of time learning how to pray for each other and hanging out in God’s presence.

There's also a jam packed schedule of football tournaments, open mic nights, music venues, seminars and coffee shops to keep you busy.

Main Meetings.

Every morning and evening we’ll come together to worship God, hear some great teaching from the Bible and spend loads of time learning how to pray for each other and hanging out in God’s presence.

Venues.

Whether you're in need of a caffeinne hit or just a chocolate brownie, we've got you covered. During the day there are café's to catch up with friends or play a board game, at night they turn in to live venues, with everything from DTI entertainment, to singer/songwriters or something a bit more vibey to dance to.

Sport.

If sitting still isn't really your thing, don't worry about it! There's the infamous DTI Football Competition, the DTI Wipeout and a huge selection of inflatables for you to use your energy on.

Seminars.

There are seminars throughout the day where you can dive deeper into the topics that interest you. Come prepared with your notebooks, you're going to want to jot this down.

Fairground ride.

You've not read that wrong. You'll get to have a go on the "extreme" ride - it's literally called that.

The Station.

Get equipped and find out about some great organisations, or head over to the DTI Hub in the Station, where you can pick up some fresh DTI merch.

WHO'S GOING TO BE THERE?

We've got some great friends joining us for the week, plus loads more to be announced!

SUSIE ALDRIDGE

ZEKE RINK

THANDO ZULU

MIKE PILAVACHI

LAURA HANCOCK

"Last year at DTI I met with the Holy Spirit and felt healing in my sore knees, I was just there in worship and felt a burst of energy come through my body. I’ve never had pain in my knees since."

"I brought a small group of young people from our church, I have seen each of them have authentic encounters with Jesus."

"I ended up giving my life to Jesus and I can't wait to see what He has in store for me"

"Our youth group has come away feeling like one big family, Dreaming the Impossible is the highlight of our year"

YOUTH LEADERS

First things first... thank you for everything you do!

We know that the idea of taking your youth group camping probably fills you with all sorts of emotions, so we've done our best to make bringing them to Dreaming the Impossible as simple as we can. Whether that's our easy group bookings system, the packed schedule with something for everyone in your group, or the brilliant kids groups for your little ones, we've taken care of it all.

SERVE ON TEAM

HELP MAKE DTI HAPPEN

It takes 100’s of volunteers to make DTI happen, whether that’s security, production, host, first aid or many different teams, we’d love you to join the dream team.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Who is DTI aimed at / What age do young people have to be to come?

DTI is an event aimed at young people aged 12-18 ,or starting one of the following years at school in September 2021 for those born in August.

  • England/Wales: Year 8
  • Scotland: S2
  • Ireland: Year 9
  • N Ireland: 2nd Year

All under 18s must be accompanied by a group leader who is over 18.  Each group leader can accompany up to 6 young people.

We do not allow adults who are not with a group of young people to come to DTI alone.

2. Will day tickets be available for the event?
Day tickets will be available to purchase online and at the gate on the day unless the event has sold out. Please check the website and social media to see if day tickets are available to avoid disappointment. Each day visitor will need to be linked to a youth group on site, who have adequate ratios of adults to young people. It is the responsibility of the day ticket holder (or their parent/guardian) to inform the relevant group leader that they will be joining them.
3. Can I serve at DTI?
Yes! Applications open 01 August.
4. Can I buy food onsite?
Yes! We have cafes, food vans and an onsite shop where you will be able to buy drinks, snacks and some essentials. Most youth groups will cater for themselves throughout the week, and there are supermarkets nearby in Stafford if you need to pop out to get more supplies.
5. Can I bring my children if they are younger than 12?
Yes! DTI is first and foremost a youth gathering, however we appreciate the some Youth Leaders and team will need to bring their kids. The Dream Kids team have an action packed schedule for your 0-11's each morning. In the evening there will be a film for the 5-7's and an evening meeting for 8-11's.There are a limited number of Kids tickets available so make sure you book your to avoid missing out.
6. When does DTI start and finish?

DTI begins on 31 July with our first meeting at approx 7pm that evening (time TBC), the site will be open from midday for you to arrive and get your campsite set up. The last evening meeting is on the 4th August with all our venues closing at 11.30pm. We’d love everyone to stay on site and leave the following morning 05 August. The site needs vacating by 9:30am.

7. Is DTI accessible for young people with additional needs?
Yes! DTI aims to be as inclusive as possible to all young people. We will have BSL and hearing loops in the main meeting, and a team on hand to help young people get the most out of the meetings. We will live stream the meetings into a smaller venue so any young people who would engage more in that environment can still be a part of all that is going on. In order to help our team help your young people, please provide us with as much detail as possible on their ticket and a member of our team will be in contact to see how best we can support them at DTI.

Promo Pack

The promo pack is full of goodies to promote DTI to your youth group.

BOOK.

Bring on summer 2021!