Ready for another year
Carrying on with the successful annual programme which has now run for over 15 years Camp&Trek is to stage seven different residential courses in 2018 all taking place in and around the magnificent surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.
Last year we again provided 80 places with activities taking place at three different centres offering some fantastic settings for young people to have fun, try new skills and enjoy working with others to achieve a common goal. For the current year an additional eight places have been made available to try and meet the demand that we have found. The hope is to build further on these numbers, subject to funding being available, in 2019.
Once again the majority of those places will bee taken up by young carers, youngsters who so often have to cope with responsibilities way above their years and experiences.
In 2017 we moved outside of our usual July and August “window” for residential stays and started off the year with a course over the Easter break. It was hosted by Whitewave Activities on Skye and it went really well for the eight young people and two leaders who took part. We also ran a further two courses with Whitewave over the summer with plenty of smiles and new experiences.
As well as returning to the Abernethy Trust's Ardeonaig centre on the banks of Loch Tay we also tried a new venue this time, thanks to a link with the Roses Charitable Trust, on the Isle of Mull.
Although we are a small charity and do not have a high profile, we do believe we make a big difference in the lives of young people. We offer them the chance to discover that the world has so much to offer and they have so much to offer it.
In recent years we have worked with young carers groups although we have also been involved with community based youth action groups who concentrate on disadvantaged young people seen as being at risk of offending or having come to the attention of the justice system.
Our courses are highly subsidised and we are always ready to discuss costs and the needs of different groups. Under its charitable status, Camp&Trek has a wide remit in regard to young people and would always be willing to chat about the possibility of working with groups from different backgrounds.
It may be possible to tailor courses to meet the needs of certain young people so give us a ring or drop us an email to find out more. This can be done in the first instance by either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01470 542444.
Camp&Trek’s patrons are:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Phil Collins LVO
Michael JP Davies CBE