Nottinghamshire YMCA's Camp Williams project will be debuting advanced skills sessions, including skateboarding and music, for children aged 8-15 years old at Nottingham Emmanuel School in West Bridgford throughout August 2018.
At Camp Williams, which is aimed at young people, all children between 7-15 years old can take part in a variety of exciting group activities over the course of a week, including sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and camp rallies.
Campers aged 8-15 will be treated to special sessions called ‘Skills Clinics’, designed to enhance their confidence and capability across a range of core life skills. These new advanced workshops are being introduced for the first time this summer, allowing participants to focus on mastering one specific skill over the course of a week.
The full range of skills clinics on offer for 8-15 year olds this summer includes: crafts, films and photography, climbing, game design, archery, science, cooking, paddle sports, football, skateboarding, basketball, music, dance, drama and theatre, mountain biking, journalism (NEW), scootering (NEW), and golf (NEW).
Skills clinics are just one of the ways in which Camp Williams promotes positive, experience-led development for young people. Children aged four upwards enjoy swimming, camp rallies, group games, and ‘Camp Fire Fridays’, making friends and lasting memories along the way.
Building confidence and self-esteem
Camp Williams helps to build self-esteem, giving young people the confidence that they need to seek exciting, fulfilling experiences in adult life.
Steffen Benbow, Camps and Adventure Services Manager at Nottinghamshire YMCA, said: “Skills clinics are perfect opportunities for children to discover a new talent that could potentially change their life.
“How do you know you can work for somewhere like Ubisoft if you never get to have a go at game design? How will you get to be a world champion kayaker if you never try kayaking? What’s great about Camp Williams is that it’s a safe space to try these things. I love that we can provide the children here with opportunities to try out so many different and exciting activities.”
Advanced skills clinics sessions must be booked in advance. To book Camp Williams call 01157 117 006.
Visit the Camp Williams webpage for more information.