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Project information

Roaring Retreat

Children with special needs and disabilities will benefit from a weekend in the countryside. providing them with the time of their lives, and their parents with the respite they sorely require.

February 2019 - February 2019

Charity information: Kids Care London t/as Camp Horizon

Kids Care London t/as Camp Horizon logo
  • Need


    The children attending our services can be extremely challenging to look after 24/7. From eating to bathing, to even the basics such as getting dressed everything is an immense challenge with special children. The parents/carers and siblings need a break to enable the carers to focus more on their other children and enable them to be the best carers possible. In addition these children have less opportunity available to access regular fun activities.


    We will be taking the children away from Thursday morning to Sunday evening and provide them with an unforgettable fun experience. Every child will benefit from a 1:1 carer and activities will be all inclusive to ensure that the children enjoy every minute of their stay. In addition we will be providing sorely needed respite to the families that look after these children 24/7.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a fun experience, not usually available to children with special needs and disabilities.


    » We will be having a trip on the way to the retreat. (destination to be confirmed)
    » Sensory play such as slime baff, jelly crystals shaving foam etc.

    What success will look like

    We will have questionnaires asking our children and volunteers what difference this made if any in the lives of their child.

    Aim 2

    Provide all year round carers/families with respite.


    » We will take the children away over a weekend to provide the respite needed.
    » A trip on the way to the retreat.
    » A trip on the way back from the retreat

    What success will look like

    We will be asking the parents what difference if any the weekend getaway had for the family.

  • Impact


    Our long term changes would include happier families as they know that their child is being well looked after and enjoying themselves whilst they have time to enjoy with other siblings and family members. We will hold a Your Say Day to hear the how the parents think this has made a difference and how we could improve.


    One risk could be a lack of successful funders although we have set aside unrestricted funds in the case of this occurring.


    We will provide monitoring in the form of photographs and a letter detailing the difference that was made in the children's lives with quotes from parents.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £42,934

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      Amount Heading Description
      £9,370 Transport Wheelchair accessible transport to and from the location and to the trip.
      £10,000 Accommodations Wheelchair accessible accommodations for over the weekend
      £4,520 Activities During the retreat our children are provided with an action packed program
      £12,456 Food and Kitchen Costs For all food provisions during our stay
      £1,816 Medical Supplies and Insurance For our children's specific medical requirements
      £1,145 Printing, Publicity and Admin Required for the planning of the retreat
      £1,100 Wages and Advertising To ensure we have the best team possible
      £2,527 Trips Children will benefit from two trips one on the way to the retreat and another on the way back
  • Background




    65 Children with special needs and disabilities from the areas of Hackney/Haringey

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been running a summer camp for 16 years and feel that our experience will enable us to be the best providers of a weekend retreat for children with special needs.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mrs Hannah Freudenberger

    Hannah will be recruiting the carers and organising the activities for our children.

    50 Volunteers

    50 Volunteers will be giving of themselves a whole weekend to take care of children with special needs and disabilities.