Lord David Ramsbotham GCB, CBE
Lord David Ramsbotham GCB, CBEPresident
David is is a retired British Army officer, who later served as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005, and now sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords. David supports a number of charitable bodies which aim to improve life chances and raise aspirations in children and young people.
Chris Green MBE
Chris Green MBECo-ordinator
Chris was awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours List 2011 for services to education through summer camps. He had previously been involved in establishing and managing Colony Holidays (est. 1963), a provider of summer camps in the United Kingdom from the 1960s to 1980s
Ian Lewis
Ian LewisChair
Ian is director of the Campaign for Adventure which promotes achievement through adventure, community and creatitivity. Ian provides the secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Adventure and Recreation in Society in UK. Ian is the chairperson for the Trust
Rt Hon Jacqui Smith
Rt Hon Jacqui SmithTrustee
Jacqui was the Member of Parliament for Redditch and the first ever female Home Secretary. Jacqui has a PPE degree from Oxford and a PGCE from Worcester College of Higher Education. Jacqui is Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust
Tricia Rawlingson-Plant
Tricia Rawlingson-PlantTrustee
Tricia is the joint-founder and Director of Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre. Tricia is also Vice-Chair of the British Activity Providers Association (the BAPA) and has been on the board of the Activities Industry Mutual Insurance Company since it began.
Sir Bob Russell
Sir Bob RussellTrustee
Bob is a Liberal Democrat politician who was the Member of Parliament for Colchester from 1997 to 2015. Bob was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for public service
Ben Harris
Ben HarrisTrustee
Ben has worked for the British Council for more than 25 years, in a number of roles, and in the UK and overseas. He attended, and then worked on, summer camps in the UK; he also worked on summer camps in the USA for two summers. He has been on the governing council of the ATE Trust since 2005
Keith Hagon
Keith HagonTrustee
Keith is the Executive Director of the UK branch of Christian Camping International. Prior to joining CCI UK, Keith was CEO at George Muller Charitable Trust in Bristol
Sir Julian Brazier
Sir Julian BrazierTrustee
Sir Julian was a Conservative MP for Canterbury and Whitstable. Prior to his career in politics, Sir Julian served as an officer in the Territorial Army for thirteen years, five of them in the SAS. Sir Julian co-chaired the all-party Group for Adventure and Recreation in society between 2004 and 2011.
Rob Collier
Rob CollierTrustee
Rob is a volunteer for the Active Training and Education Trust. Rob has helped to run multiple summer camps since training as a camp supervisor in 2008. Rob is a strategy consultant with a specialism in media and technology

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The trust is always on the lookout for potential trustees from all backgrounds who have something to offer the trust. If you, or someone you know, have suitable skills and experience and might be prepared to help by joining the Board of Trustees we would be very pleased to hear from you. The trust is keen that the board becomes more representative.

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The following people and organisations endorse the aims of the Summer Camps Trust (listed alphabetically):

  • The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC)
  • Professor Sonia Blandford
  • Rt. Hon. Lord David Blunkett
  • The British Activity Providers Association (BAPA)
  • The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC)
  • The English Outdoor Council (EOC)
  • Dr. Bertie Everard
  • Sir David GreenKCMG
  • Baroness Elspeth Howe
  • The Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL)
  • Sir Bruce Liddington
  • Rt. Hon. Tim Loughton MP
  • Mr. Paul Oginsky
  • The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA)
  • Lord John Thurso
  • Baroness Mary Warnock
  • Dr. Randall Williams.
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