Alpine Independents supports Snow Camp
'Snow-Camp is the first not-for-profit ski and snowboarding organisation specifically established to provide disadvantaged children and young people with the chance to experience mountain sports and environments.
As well as providing the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard, each Snow-Camp week also incorporates a Life-Skills course enabling creative and positive work to be undertaken with the young people attending on the key issues relevant to their lives.'
Serving UK Youth
Snow-Camp will specifically serve inner-city community and youth focused organisations working long term with underprivileged children and young people across the UK. In this way, a Snow-Camp week can be built into ongoing work with young people, rather than being a one-off experience. Local youth workers accompany each group, providing extra staff support and ensuring a familiarity with the children. The presence at Snow-Camp of staff from the home youth work setting facilitates collective learning, and most importantly, learning that can be built on back in the UK.
Why Set up Snow-Camp?
The cost of a ski or snowboard trip means that the majority of children and young people from low-income families miss out on the incredible experience of mountain activities and environments. We believe it is precisely these people who would benefit most from this opportunity, and it is Snow-Camp's aim to provide this service at a cost low-income families can afford.
At Snow-Camp, children and young people learn to ski or snowboard, have great fun in the process and enjoy a week away from the inner city in an environment of extreme natural beauty. We strongly believe that this in itself offers great benefits to children and young people from difficult backgrounds - helping to build confidence and self-esteem and further personal development.
Snow-Camp's broader vision is to use the environment, the activities and the time away from home pressures to enable young people to reflect on their lives and the lives of those around them. An informal and creative Life-Skills course run each day allows young people to consider their potential, value and skills both as individuals and as those who have a responsibility for others. The course also enables young people to reflect on their experiences of life to date and to focus their sights on what they can achieve in the future - regardless of their potentially difficult home situation.
Snow Sports for All
We are committed to offering Snow-Camp at the lowest possible rate to ensure those on low incomes can benefit. There are a number of ways we hope to both keep costs down and raise the funds required for each Snow-Camp week. We have secured deals on accommodation, travel, ski passes and lessons, which ensures Snow-Camp can run at a minimum cost and are seeking to the raise funds required through trusts and funding bodies, company sponsorship and individual supporters.
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