Summer Weeks 2017
Save the date for the kids' REAL holiday!
*holiday from their parents of course.
Ousby, Eden District, Cumbria
From July 31st to August 4th
Please get in touch with enquiries and suggestions, participants, volunteers and philanthropists.
"I learned a lot about the environment on the nature walks, for example, which plants are poisonous and which are useful." ~ Participant
What you and your kids can expect...
A day at Summer Weeks offers your child the chance to explore and challenge themselves, through creative arts, nature exploration, adventurous activities, cooking, craft, greenwood working and tool use. We organise the camp so that there are lots of fun activities to get involved in or if you just want to play games in a field with your new friends then we have staff ready to do that too! We have "good old fashioned" camp fires, eating together, tree swings, splashing in rivers and making new friends all happening here at Summer Weeks with specialist practitioners and trained volunteers that are always available to support a young persons development.We hope that everyone can have a great time just being outdoors for a week without the use of tablets, laptops and DS' for entertainment, if you would like your child to have a week outdoors away from a screen, getting mucky and making things with their imagination then Summer Weeks is definitely the place to be.
How we decide what, if anything, you need to pay for Summer Weeks...
25 of the 40 places on each camp are means tested, this means you pay based on what you earn. In the highest earning band you will pay £ 195 per child, in the middle band £ 145 and in the lowest £ 85. If you are not sure where you fit on this scale, please do not hesitate to contact us. The other 15 places per week, are fully funded. These places are awarded to our chosen at risk groups of the year, this year we are supporting Young carers, families supported by East Cumbria Family Support (or similar group), families with Asylum Seeker status and children evacuated during the floods in Cumbria. Usually these people come via referral but if you feel like you fit these parameters please feel free to contact us with queries. A new feature we are offering is sibling discounts. If you fit within the upper band at £ 195 and you are worrying about how you are going to afford to send a second child, that child would qualify for the middle band at £ 145. If the first child qualifies at £ 145, the second will qualify for the lowest payment of £85 per week, and so on and so forth. Again any questions feel free to contact us directly from the website or via our Facebook page.