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ICC heads to Belgium for the 2017 camp

By |2019-09-11T10:47:27+01:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

The 23rd International Camp on Communication and Computers (ICC) took place in Leuven, Belgium over 10 action packed days in July. With VICTA being the UK representative, it is a very important date in our annual diary, providing eight young people from the UK with an exciting new opportunity to travel, meet international students and gain [...]

Cultural adventure to Sicily 2017

By |2019-09-11T11:16:10+01:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

VICTA’s second international trip of 2017 saw us jetting off to the beautiful island of Sicily. Meeting at Luton Airport, our group enjoyed a hearty meal before an early wake-up call to fly out to Sicily, where we met our guides from Seable Holidays. The trip began with a whistle-stop tour through the streets of Catania, [...]

VICTA discover the real Cyprus

By |2019-09-11T12:56:15+01:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

For VICTA’s first international trip of 2017 we travelled to the beautiful island of Cyprus. This was a dual location trip, with the first half spent on the coast in Paphos and the second half in the Troodos mountain range. After a very early morning and a long day travelling, our group were thrilled to spend [...]

ICC 2016 Dresden

By |2019-09-13T14:19:38+01:00September 21st, 2016|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , |

The 22nd International Camp on Communication and Computers (ICC) took place in Dresden, Germany for 10 days this summer. This is a key date in the VICTA diary, and we are thrilled to be the UK representative and give seven young people the chance to attend this great event. Many of you may be thinking, ‘But what [...]

VICTA’s Icelandic Adventure

By |2019-09-13T14:28:35+01:00January 18th, 2016|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , |

Iceland was one wet, windy and wonderful week!  Even though the weather was against us, we didn’t let that get in the way of experiencing everything this amazing country has to offer. On our first day, we visited Hallsgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland, and the town hall. Both of these venues offered tactile experiences, the [...]

Booting up as a volunteer back at camp

By |2019-09-13T14:09:25+01:00September 7th, 2015|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , |

Written by Matthew Clark One of the greatest experiences of my youth has been three times attending the ICC, an international camp for young people from across Europe who are blind or partially sighted. I have wonderful memories of Vienna 2009, Athens 2010 and Cluj 2012 (Romania). Each camp wasn’t just fun but helped develop skills. An [...]