5 Great Camp Ideas in the UK for Children with Special Needs

Holiday camps for Children with special needs

Holidays and summer vacations are exciting especially for kids. Most of the families have plans when and where to visit. But if you are thinking about your kid with special needs and where you can go during the holidays or summer vacations, we got you! We searched for five great camps in the UK that we’re sure you and your kids will have fun. Remember that the reasons to send your child to a camp are many of the same reasons that camps are great experiences for any child. These camps offer exciting facilities, activities, and memorable experiences for children and families with a disability and special needs.

1.Camp Mohawk

This camp is located at Wargrave, Berkshire. They have facilities for both indoor and outdoor activities where both of the child and family members can come and enjoy the place. Their vision is to support children and young people with special needs because they believe that acceptance and understanding the situation of those children will help them to reached and realize their full potential. Most of the people that visited Camp Mohawk recommend them because the staff is enthusiastic and the place is safe for their children.

2. I Can Dance

‘I can dance’ believe that there is the ability to support well being thru dancing. They provide creativity, learning, and development for young children with special needs thru dancing and movements. According to Juliet Diener, Founder, and Principal of I Can Dance, she believes that ‘dance gives a voice to the voiceless and allows the invisible to be seen’. They offer group dance classes for children and young people aged 4 to 25 with varying needs including complex, profound and multiple disabilities. Their staff is skilled Dance Movement Psychotherapists, Dance/Performing artists, and Special educational needs and disability specialists so they can assure you that your child will be handled with care and knowledge. They are located at Strawberry Vale, London. If you think that your child will enjoy at this kind of class camp, this is definitely a must try!

3. The Heswall Camp

This Camp goal is to provide free holidays to disabled children aged 9-15 in the North West of England. The camp is located at the Barnstondale Activity Centre and they cater for up to 30 children per year. Their staff consists mostly of teachers and medical students that volunteer their time without charging any professional fees. Your child will experience exciting social activities like evening entertainment and day trips including Blackpool, Chester Zoo, Southport, theme parks, flying at John Lennon and swimming. If you want your kid to be a part of this amazing camp this year, you could send them an application thru their website.

4. Wheel Power

This is a camp for sports development. This camp focus on a general introduction to disability sports. They are holding events for disabled children and people to play sports, get active and get healthy. Wheel Power is an operating name of The British Wheelchair Sports Foundation. They provided activities where children can learn new activities and receive coaching at the same time. If you want your kid to participate in this kind of activities, they have an upcoming event this June 2019 for young people aged 5-18 with a disability. They want your kid to meet friends, improve their health and have fun! Click the link of upcoming events to find more details on how to join.

5. 3H Helping Hands for Holidays

This is a camp for children and adults with disabilities that provides free accommodation, transport, and activities. This is an organization that helps those families that don’t have the abilities to spend money on a UK holiday. The 3H family has already built its reputation on giving a modest holiday for children and people with disability. The activities consist of abseiling, cycling, sailing, canoeing, swimming. Amazing people who volunteer and donated in this organization make it happened. If you want to be a part of this amazing holiday camp you can download and fill out their guest form and send it to their team.

Have you and your child already experienced joining one of these camps? What was your experience? Share it to us and comment below!

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