DRWF Family Camp 2024
10 May 2024 - 12 May 2024Free
Over The Wall and DRWF Residential Family Camp
Over The Wall’s free residential activity camps are an opportunity for children and young people to reach beyond the boundaries of health challenges to discover a world of mischief, magic and new possibilities.
Our two-night Family Camp is for families with a child or young person with a health challenge. It’s a fun-packed weekend with a mix of high and low-intensity activities for all the whole family to get involved in.
Family camp is an excellent opportunity to meet and bond with other families in similar situations.
We invite applications from families with a child or young person aged from 0 to 17 years, who is experiencing health challenges or is up to 3 years off treatment. One child in the family must be aged between 8-17. The family all attend together.
One child in the family needs to have a Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis.
From climbing and archery to arts, crafts and board games, our wide range of activities allow families to have a weekend of fun, whilst also enjoying those quieter magic moments together and simply taking a break as a family. Families sleep in family rooms – with separate rooms for volunteers close by. All meals are provided and we will discuss any dietary and allergy requirements with you prior to camp.
Providing High Quality Medical Care (as well as fun!) at Camp
Residential camps are held in a medically safe environment. Paramedics, doctors and nurses, make up our clinical volunteer team or ‘Beach Patrol’, as they’re known as at camp. Meaning families are suitably supported with medical assistance on hand if required.
We try our best not to interrupt all the amazing activities that the children are taking part in, so all the activities are purposefully adapted around the camper’s needs, such as common medication times, at breakfast and after dinner. Beach Patrol are always on hand to support the family as they take care of their own child or young person whilst at camp.
We will work closely with parents and families to make sure we can safely meet the medical needs of each child whilst at camp. We provide “home-from-home” care at camp, as well as responding to all emergencies.
Dietary requirements discussed throughout your application will be catered for.
Over The Wall Camps are 100% Free of Charge
Over The Wall camps are fully funded by our generous donors and fundraisers, meaning our camps are 100% fun and 100% free, for everyone, all of the time.
Getting to Camp
To help you get to camp, we provide transport pickups from the nearest train station.
We reserve the right to close applications for this camp once we receive sufficient applications. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Please note that we require all adults (18-year-olds and over) to be fully vaccinated, including any boosters, in line with government guidance at the time of camp.
We will require evidence of adults’ covid vaccinations when they apply to a residential camp.
In partnership with DRWF
This camp has been developed in partnership with Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF).