Adults with Disabilities
These are fun-filled respite camps where adults with physical disabilities can relax and enjoy a seven-day break with the provision of care for their disability-related needs.
People with disabilities often suffer from isolation and loneliness, and our camps increase their self-esteem and confidence, which extends well beyond the end of each camp.
- To give the camper a chance to mix with others in a similar situation, particularly those who live with their parents/spouses and have little contact with other disabled people.
- To provide a range of activities that are new, challenging and exciting, i.e. sailing, motorbike rides.
- To allow campers who live in institutions to have a break from their environment.
- To allow the parents/carers/spouses to have a break themselves. Caring for a person with a disability is a demanding and challenging job. Consequently, carers get burnt-out, so a break is essential.
- To create opportunities for volunteers to make a meaningful contribution to their community.
We aim to offer a wide variety of activities, some of which are generally not accessible to those with disabilities. Disco, sailing, motorbike rides, dinner dance, putt-putt golf, talent concert.
We currently hold three Adults with Disabilities camps each year. Our volunteers dedicate a total of more than 3,000 hours at each of these camps.