Summer camps are the heart of the LIFEbeat programme. They enable participants to challenge themselves; develop new skills, expand their creativity and make friends for life.
I used to shy away from meeting new people and trying new things, but the camp has changed that. I would recommend this to anybody.” – Billy, 17
The camps take place at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire, and at Embercombe in Devon. Stanford Hall is a private home, committed to creativity, community and cross-cultural exchange; Embercombe is a charity inspiring action for a more sustainable world based on a stunning 50 acre site on the edge of Dartmoor.
What happens at camp?
A daily choice of workshops is available for you to choose from, including:
- Music making
- Art and Crafts
- Lyric-writing and poetry
- Outdoor games
- Theatre improvisation
- Wellbeing, meditation and mindfulness
- Nature exploration
- Discussion and debate
Every evening the whole group comes together for activities and inspiration
- Theatre activities
- Group gatherings
- Community building
Camps end with a Youth-Led Day, where participants plan and deliver their own workshops, realise their ideas and take on leadership roles within the camp community.
“Camp was a nurturing and soothing experience for me, one which made me feel prepared for my new life, a better life. It was an experience of pure joy where I was able to try new things” – Sophie, 15