What we do

Our free, therapeutic recreation camps help to develop the confidence, self-esteem, coping strategies and relationships of our campers.


We strive to make each camp a memorable, fun and empowering experience. All in a physically and medically safe environment.

Our Values

More than three hundred campers, families, volunteers, staff, trustees and funders helped us shape our values – the principles we live by and stand for, they are: Inclusivity & Acceptance, Fun, Safety, Support & Friendship, Inspiration, Escape & Adventure.


Our History

Over The Wall was officially founded in 1999 by UK businessman, Joe Woods, view our history timeline to find out more.

Our Vision

Our vision is that all children and young people, living with the challenges of serious illness and disability, can access transformational therapeutic recreation camp programmes, free of charge.


There are an estimated 50,000 children and young people in the UK living with a serious health challenge. For these young people, quality of life is adversely affected by isolation and their inability to participate in many of the everyday activities enjoyed by their friends and peers. This often results in a growing lack of self-esteem and confidence which can become a barrier to future growth and development. Over The Wall’s residential programmes are designed to bring about transformational change to tackle these issues and to ensure our campers return home with a new sense of their abilities and ambitions, and feeling far less isolated.


Our long term aspiration is to build the next generation of children’s residential camp through which to deliver educational and recreational activities for children living with serious health challenges. This purpose-built facility will be an asset available to every UK children’s charity, and allow us to transform the lives of far more children and young people than ever before.

“A place where kids can kick back, relax and raise a little hell”

– Paul Newman


Thanks to amazing people like you all our camps are 100% free.

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