Project information

Camp Horizons 2017

Camp Horizons is a sleepaway summer camp for children from around 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

Kids Care London
  • Need


    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.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a unique Summer camp experience for 75 children & young people with Special Needs.


    » Run Camp Horizons in Summer 2017

    Success will be hosting camp Horizons in 2017 and providing 75 unique campers with an amazing Summer experience.

  • Impact


    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

    Budget - Project Cost: £200,000

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      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
  • Background


    Camp Horizons 2017 will take place in lovely Canterbury! We have been fortunate in securing spacious grounds along with many in-house facilities.


    75 children & young people with a huge variety of unique developmental challenges from around the U.K come to enjoy an action packed 2 1/2 weeks of Summer fun.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    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 Freedman

    Hannah been running Camp Horizons for the last 11 years on an entirely voluntary basis. Her organisation, care & warmth are central to Camp Horizon!