It is with sadness that we have to announce that Camp and Trek is to cease all operations and will be wound up as a charitable concern.
Since 1999 the charity has acted to the benefit of thousands of young people drawn from right across the UK. That has seen these youngsters, the majority of who have been young carers, spend a short but meaningful time away from their day to day concerns and responsibilities.
In some of the most scenic and inspiring places in Britain there has been the chance to discover more about their own strengths and skills, to be able to work with others to achieve a common goal but most of all to make new friends from new places while having fun.
Despite the decision to end our activities in 2023 this year's summer programme has still seen us offer over 100 places bringing young people together from across Scotland - which has been our home for so long - as well as enabling groups from as far away as Devon and Cornwall to join in. As an organisation we are proud of what has been achieved and also thoroughly humbled by the many supporters who have allowed all this to happen. Some have been with us since our inception and have become very much old friends, breaking ties with them and in fact all those who have supported us, has and will be very difficult. More importantly though we are sad to say goodbye to the many young peoples' groups and organisations - not to mention the youngsters themselves - who we have been involved with.
Our experience has shown that young people thrive in the inspirational settings we have been able to offer them and thanks to the support we have received from different activity providers over the years, they have been able to enjoy new challenges and experiences which they are never likely to forget.
With that in mind our Trustees have committed to ensure that any remaining funds, once Camp&Trek has ceased to operate and all the necessary legal obligations have been fulfilled, will in line with our own Memorandum and Articles of Association, go to a charitable organisation with similar aspirations and aims to our own. By doing so the legacy that our supporters have done so much to create will, at least in the short term, go on to inspire even more young people in the future.