Camp Horizons 2017
Camp Horizons is a sleepaway summer camp for children from across the UK with Special Needs. Funded almost entirely by generous Trusts and Individuals, your donation is vital. Thank You!
August 2017 - August 2017
Charity information: Kids Care London
Children with Special Needs are unique in many ways. Their Summer Camp experience is no exception to the rule! 'Mainstream' camps cannot cater to these children for a host of reasons: unsuitable counsellor to camper ratio, inappropriate activities, inaccessible facilities and lack of sufficient medical support et al.
Camp Horizons effectively solves the problem by virtue of it's existence. A residential summer camp created for children with a wide range of Special Needs, Camp Horizons 2017 will provides over 75 special campers with a fantastic summer experience. a 1:1 camper to counsellor ratio, dedicated medical support staff, a fully accessible program and tailored activities will all contribute to the success of Camp Horizons 2016.
To provide a unique Summer camp experience for 75 children & young people with Special Needs.
Activities» Run Camp Horizons in Summer 2017
What success will look like
Success will be hosting camp Horizons in 2017 and providing 75 unique campers with an amazing Summer experience.
The long term effects of Camp Horizons are immense. First and foremost are the benefit to the campers themselves. 2 and a half weeks of structured fun does oodles of good to their self-confidence, provides them with countless opportunities for teamwork and allows them a healthy release of pent up energy. Camp Horizons also provides the (full time) parents and carers of the campers with a bit of time to relax and rejuvenate.....
Injuries and Children's safety: This is dealt with by having rigorous child protection & accident management policies and is backed up by a comprehensive public indemnification insurance policy.
Inclement weather: Have a range of indoor based activities in case of that (rare??) eventuality.
At the conclusion of Camp, Donors will receive a 'Thank You' album containing photos and write ups of camp highlights.
Budget - Project Cost: £200,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £27,500 Staff Wages Staff Wages & Volunteers Expenses. £42,500 Catering Includes all consumables £19,000 Admin, Insurance & Medical Vital. £33,000 Transportation Transport the children & Volunteers to the Camp. £30,000 Activities & Outings Both off and on campus. £48,000 Accommodation For campers, counsellors and support staff.
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Grants & Donations from Trusts, Foundations & Corporations £100,000 Guaranteed
Camp Horizons 2017 will take place in lovely Canterbury! We have been fortunate in securing spacious grounds along with many in-house facilities.
92 children & young people with a huge variety of unique developmental challenges from around the U.K come to enjoy an action packed 2 weeks of Summer fun.
Kids Care London have been running 'Camp Horizons' for over 11 years and receive lots of extremely positive feedback, both from Camp attendees and their parents + carers.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Hannah been running Camp Horizons for the last 16 years on an entirely voluntary basis. Her organisation, care & warmth are central to Camp Horizon!