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Kirklees Summer Playscheme Camp

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Kirklees Summer Playscheme Camp is a very special charity which gives children from many different backgrounds a holiday to remember. For over 40 years, thousands of children have spent their time off from school camping, playing games, and making friends at one of the longest running summer camps in the UK. Children, aged 9-12, stay at Woolley Edge Scout Camp for 4 days and 3 nights with 6 camps available over the course of the school summer holidays. Ellie, 10, who came to camp for the first time in 2017, said "I liked the multi activities, doing Hama beads. I enjoyed the tuck shop where we could buy sweets and glow sticks. It was fun to serve the other kids at the tuck shop; it gave me a chance to test my maths. I made lots of new friends and liked sleeping in a tent for the first time.”
Your donation will help us support more disadvantaged children experience a very special summer holiday. Visit our website www.kirkleessummerplaycamp.com. Thank you for visiting our profile page on MyDonate.

Kirklees Summer Playscheme camp is a small charity  which has been operating since the 1960s.   We welcome children from a wide range of backgrounds including young carers and those with disabilities and we provide a subsidy for low income families.  The cost of the camp is £60 per young person plus a small booking fee. The cost for low income families is £30 plus the booking fee. The Camp is staffed by around 25 permanent volunteers  and we also have young people completing their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award residential. Jane and Duncan the camp leaders since 1988 have worked on camp since 1976 and they were awarded MBEs in the Queens Birthday honours in 2005 for their work at camp. Volunteers return year after year and form an extended family that meets twice a year to review and plan for the summer. We need to raise funds to subsidise children from low income families and to invest in tents and play equipment. 

Charity No: 1176481

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