Adventure Camp

In August 2009 The Chreda Foundation funded three children to attend an Adventure Camp run by the South & Mid Wales Division of the Salvation Army. These were children who had never had the chance to go on holiday before, and they were delighted with the experience.

The Adventure Camp was modelled on the US camps run for inner city children. It combined fun, adventure, creative activities, and sports with spiritual activities which emphasised building individual self worth.

During the week, the children created their own rock band and performed the following song:

Help me be your eyes Lord Jesus,
seeing where your love is needed,
may I be your hands to help.
I want you Lord; thank you, you're everything I ever wanted.
I want you Lord; thank you, you're everything I ever wanted.

This project was so successful that the Trustees agreed to continue the funding for a further two years, with another three children being sponsored to attend each of the 2010 and 2012 camps. Attendees at the latter were given a special New Testament marking the Queen's Jubilee. (During 2011 the Foundation was on a fallow year, reassessing its strategy.)

Click on the thumbnails below to see some of the fun the children experienced.

At the Camp Fire The Log Flume Exploring the West Midlands Safari Park Target Practice
The Camp Fire
The Log Flume
Exploring the West Midlands Safari Park
Target Practice
More Target Practice On the Climbing Wall Lemurs
More Target Practice
A Girl on the Climbing Wall
With the Lemurs at the Safari Park
New Testament Given to each Child

STOP PRESS: We are delighted to learn that four young people who have been right through the Adventure Camps from age eight up to age fifteen returned as Young Leaders in 2012 and – having “exceeded all…expectations” – have now been invited back in the same capacity again for next year. We are particularly keen to encourage projects that bring on young leaders, so have now agreed that next year we will not only sponsor three young attendees at the Summer Adventure Camp, but will also part-fund a place at Senior Camp in the Autumn. This is consistent with our plans to create a new award – The Chreda Prize – which will reward socially-useful youth activities.



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