Founded in 2003, Snow-Camp is the UK’s only charity using a combination of snowsports, life-skills and vocational training to support inner-city young people. Snow-Camp put young people at the centre of their activities to address their needs, ambitions and any barriers they may have to engaging in physical activity with the aim of supporting their development as individuals. In 2013 they were awarded the Freedom of the City and in 2015 were awarded the London Youth Quality Mark as well as winning the regional National Apprenticeship Awards for Small Employer of the Year. In 2017 they were national finalists at the Children and Young People Now Awards in the Youth Work category.
Snow-Camp works with around 1000 young people each year in London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham. All young people are able to experience snowsports for the first time, starting with a 2 day introduction to skiing and snowboarding through to training young people to be Level 1 instructors at artificial slopes in the UK over 1 year. For every hour on the slopes, the young people spend the same amount of time in the classroom, taking part in life-skills sessions and working towards a number of nationally recognised qualifications.
Below is a great case study and life story of Jonjoe, proof of what individuals with the help of Snow-Camps can achieve. The documentary featured on BBC’s Ski Sunday and it’s definitely worth a watch!
We are really pleased to be supporting Snow-Camp and their innovative work with young people. If you would like to find out more about Snow-Camp or make a donation to support their cause, please check out their website: www.snow-camp.org.uk
— Travel Addict (@TravelAddictIns) 24 October 2017
— Kevin Gasior (@skiwithkevin) 24 October 2017