Improving the lives of children and young people who are blind or partially sighted
Activity Break with the Albinism Fellowship for 14 to 17 years
Date: 3 to 6 April 2018 Venue: Caldecotte Xperience, Milton Keynes Age: 14 to 17 years Cost: £40 (includes all activities and meals, except one night when we will eat at a nearby pub) Closing Date: 20 February 2018
VICTA is excited to be teaming up with the Albinism Fellowship, a sociable organisation providing information, advice and support for people with albinism and their families. Together, we are running a youth break in April for young people aged 14 to 17 years at the Caldecotte Xperience, an activity centre in Milton Keynes. The Caldecotte Xperience offers a variety of exciting adventure activities and learning experiences for young people. The break should be action packed with activities such as zorbing, canoeing, sailing, climbing, bush-craft and more.
The young people will be fully involved in the break, helping to prepare meals and staying in the outdoor yurts – a modern camping experience complete with bathrooms and electricity!
The yurts at the Caldecotte Xperience
There will be plenty of opportunities to socialise with a pizza night, down-time and a fun, varied and exciting few days. The contribution required towards this break is £40.00 and will cover main meals, accommodation and all of the activities. We will be eating out one evening so spending money will be required to cover this meal.
A great opportunity to meet other young people your age with Albinism
Grow in confidence through challenging outdoor pursuits
Practice some basic cooking skills
Develop your teamwork skills
Increase your mobility and independence skills
Gain all of this while having a fun weekend in a supportive, encouraging environment
Who can apply?
You must be:
Blind or partially sighted and have Albinism
Aged 14-17 years old when the activity takes place
Willing and physically able to take part in set outdoor activities designed as a group
Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
To apply please complete the online application form found below. You must also download and complete a parent consent form for each young person attending. Completed consent forms can be sent by post, email or as an attachment on the form below.