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Volunteer Camp Leader Training, April 2019

The first Summer Camps Trust training week for volunteer leaders took place at Longtown Outdoor Centre in Herefordshire in April 2019. Jeremy Quarrie, founder of Camp Crusoe, was there. This post is his reaction to the week. It is the tradition at Summer Camps for campers to be put into groups of 8-12, roughly organised…

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Summer camps counterbalance what is happening in our schools, and not a moment too soon – by Peter Wootton, School Governor

Peter Wootton, Primary School Governor and Director of a Multi-Academy Trust discusses the impact of summer camps for a child’s personal, spiritual and emotional development and shares how his experience of Colony Holidays summer camps (now The ATE Trust) has impacted his career in education. “A little over 50 years ago, I was a grammar…

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Building Confidence, Maturity and Independence at XUK Summer Camps

Guest blog by Rachel Daniel, XUK Having spent six summers working on summer camps with XUK, Rachael Daniel tells us all about the confidence, maturity and independence that young people gain from their experiences at summer camps: “I wasn’t fortunate enough to take advantage from the benefits as a summer camp myself, as a child. As…

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Launch of the Summer Camps Trust

Following the Campaign for Summer Camps, 2016 sees the official launch of the Summer Camps Trust. It’s an exciting time for summer camp industry professionals, who have been coming together in increasing numbers to raise the profile of summer camps in the UK, with the aim of inspiring millions of young people to take part in…

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Could you be The Summer Camps Trust’s New Partner Company?

The Summer Camps Trust is a new not-for-profit Trust determined to change the lives of millions of children in the UK for the better by giving many more of them the unique experience of well-run residential Summer Camps. We passionately believe that there has never been a time when Summer Camps are needed by British…

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10 Unique Benefits of Summer Camps

A residential summer camp brings together 40 or 50 young people to a country mansion or a field centre, from different schools, different parts of Britain and different backgrounds. At the start they do not know each other, by the end they are a happy and vibrant community of real friends. They play together, laugh…

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