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2019 Volunteer Training Weeks for Summer Camp Leaders

THE SUMMER CAMPS TRUST WILL OFFER A NATIONAL TRAINING COURSE FOR VOLUNTEERS TO WORK AS LEADERS IN SUMMER CAMPS IN 2019. The Summer Camps Trust will welcome 60 to 80 young adults across two training courses in 2019, at a first Training Week for leaders in residential summer camps. The participants will be students, young…

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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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Learning in an Environment that’s Like No Other – Outward Bound Skills for Life Award

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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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Save Childhood Movement: Let’s give children back real childhood

The Guardian newspaper recently posted an article called “Why are British Kids So Unhappy” (27 June 2012), in which it highlighted the Save Childhood Movement which has been set up in response to many worrying statistics about the wellbeing of Britains children. For example, the article highlighted that Unicef published a table in 2007 that revealed the UK’s children were the unhappiest…

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