COVID 19 - IT'S IMPACT
What started off as a year with such opportunity for our young people is sadly turning out to be anything but!
In the lead up to 2020 we had put together an exciting programme for the year which would have seen us offer the largest number of residential places since the 2008 economic crisis. Altogether nearly 130 young people were set to join us ...and then COVID 19 struck!.
While we are happy to report that our own staff, Trustees and close family have remained safe the impact of the virus has decimated our overall plans. Dates set in April, May, July and early August have all been cancelled. As a last resort we had set up alternatives for the October school holidays sadly, at the end of September, with restrictions still in place we were also forced to abandon these plans. Tthat means we are now unlikely to achieve any of our programme for 2020.
So for now we will continue to hope - and plan - for the better times ahead. With that in mind we have already established a provisional programme for 2021 and we anticipate no difficulties in filling it as young people who missed out this year look forward to next! We will be more than happy to see them!!
In fact bearing in mind the stresses and strains imposed on families during lockdown and its aftermath we are sure that when our young people do get the opportunity to once again be part of our programme they will enjoy it and benefit from it possibly more than ever before!!
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 is always 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 07765 899650.
Camp&Trek’s patrons are:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Phil Collins LVO
Michael JP Davies CBE