Ready to go again!
So it's out with 2019 and here's 2020!
Once again we look set for a busy year ahead especially with our intention to strive to boost the number of places we offer to young people. Even with these increases some will still miss out but Camp&Trek is determined to do as much as it can, within our financial limitations, to ensure as many as possible get the chance to be part of our annual programme.
During 2019, and for the second year in succession, we were able to bring about a ten percent increase in the number of places available meaning that some 104 young people had the opportunity to be part of our programme. Although we are pleased with the 20 percent increase in places over the past two years it still does not meet all the demand that we are experiencing but we feel that we are at least making some headway.
In 2020 we will primarily be running four night residental stays although early in the year we are trialling a sightly shorter three night, long week-end, break following feedback from our regular users.
This year we will centre our courses in the spectacular north of Skye, at stunning Loch Tay and and in the inspiring surroundings of Glencoe.
Carrying on with the successful annual programme which has now run for two decades, Camp&Trek continues to stage its residential outdoor activity courses in some of the most beautiful surroundings that Scotland has to offer, many of them in the magnificent Scottish Highlands and Islands.
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 01470 542444.
Camp&Trek’s patrons are:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Phil Collins LVO
Michael JP Davies CBE