Who We Are
Over The Wall is a national UK children’s charity and a member of the international SeriousFun Children’s Network. We provide free of charge Therapeutic Recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, reach beyond the perceived limitations of illness to rediscover a whole new world of possibilities. Through participation in a proven programme of fun-filled recreational and educational activities, our camps help promote inclusion whilst developing the confidence, self-esteem, coping strategies and peer relationships of all our campers.
We give children one glorious week of experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun and empowering, in a physically safe and medically sound environment.
Over The Wall is the only residential camp in the UK structured on the late Paul Newman’s renowned ‘Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’. As Paul Newman put it “A place where kids can kick back, relax and raise a little hell”.
All Camps = Completely FREE for everyone
What we have done…
Since 1999 many of the UK’s most seriously ill children have been able to go swimming, catch their first fish, dance in the sunshine, perform centre stage and create the memories of a lifetime.
Most importantly the self-esteem and confidence of these campers sky-rocketed as they learnt that they are not combating these terrible childhood diseases alone.
The families of children with serious illness face tremendous challenges in coping with their sibling’s devastating illness. We therefore hold a siblings week and a weekend for the whole family which allow everyone to have the same fun experiences they’ve heard about summer camp.
Where we are going…
There are many thousands of seriously ill children in the UK who could benefit from our camps.
Our aim is to provide places for as many of those children as possible
Our venues are located across the South, the Midlands and Scotland, providing the best national coverage possible.
Where are the Camps?
We run camps throughout the UK with high quality accommodation and our quality care standards are second to none with a team of Paediatric Doctors and Specialist Nurses running our unobtrusive ‘Medsheds’. We have camps located in the south (Dorset & Wiltshire) the Midlands (Staffordshire) and Scotland (Perthshire and Fife.)
We also provide coach and minibus transportation to and from camps at key locations if required.
Most of our camps are during the summer holidays.Our 2016 camp dates and locations can be found by clicking here