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.
LIFEbeat is an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Attending one of our camps fulfils the residential requirement for the Gold Award.
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