The annual Mitchemp Trust camps take place in August each year. The Trust works with schools, social services and voluntary groups to identify those children who would benefit most from this unique opportunity to develop themselves and make a lasting improvement to their lives.
They attend their first camp when they are 11 or 12 years old and are introduced to a variety of new and challenging activities. For many, the experience of staying away from home will be new in itself; the chance to rock climb, explore caves and journey by canoe is beyond their wildest dreams. They soon start to understand the benefits of working together with others and the need to be aware of the different abilities within their group.
A year later, at the age of 12 or 13, the children are given the opportunity to return to the senior camp, where many of the lessons already learned are developed. Here, they start to gain a real sense of self reliance, self esteem and a responsibility for their actions.
The dates for this years camps are as follows:
- Saturday 26th July to Saturday 2nd August
- Saturday 23rd August to Saturday 30th August
- Friday 8th August to Wednesday 13th August
- Friday 15th August to Wednesday 20th August
Camps are kindly supported by:
To see the photographs from the camps this year, please take a look at our Gallery Section.