Integrate YFC is the next phase in the growth of local youth work in the South Norfolk and North Suffolk areas (Upper Waveney Valley).
In the mid 80's a group of people set up a local summer camp for Christian youth and their leaders - the camp became known as South Norfolk Christian Camp at Sizewell Hall - or SNOCCASH, run by Roger Pye - one of Integrate YFC's founding trustees.
intRgr8 (the forerunner to Integrate YFC) was conceived after Jonathan & Steph Richardson spent a week working at SNOCCASH. The camp was a fantastic way for local Christian young people to get together and develop relationships between themselves and with God. After the camp they felt there was an opportunity to carry on the work throughout the year by getting young people together from different churches and youth groups during the year as well, hence the name. intRgr8 was formed as a wholly voluntary organisation in 2000.
Over the years as intRgr8 we have run a wide range of events including worship music workshops, team building challenges, concerts and gigs, a Christmas party and a good number of intRgr8 Celebrations. The Celebration events have taken the form of joint youth services hosted by a range of different churches, including the Bramerton Group (CofE), DC3, The Vine Church (Eye), and New Life Church (Banham) - all of these have brought together youth musicians from the different churches to form a band to lead the worship.
As intRgr8 grew we started running various missions in the local high schools using Youth For Christ Mission Teams. It was as a result of running these, the need for paid staff and the need to raise funds that we started taking the steps to turn the voluntary intRgr8 into the formally founded charity Integrate YFC - commissioned by British YFC in October 2009.
We were formally recognised as a charity in Feb 2010, and appointed Steph Richardson as our part time Centre Director.Since then we have expanded to have an office, employ a second part time worker and increase our work with churches and schools.