Lake District adventure camp up for Bay Living award
One of the finalists in the Best Community Focus/Social Action category is hoping that its' taste for adventure will result in success at the Bay Living Awards.
Camp Cumbria is Cumbria’s only non profit making, Ofsted registered Summer day camp for children aged between four and 15, and has two camps in Cumbria, one in Coniston and one in Cockermouth.
The staff are trained teachers and teaching assistants, and share a wide range of activities with the children such as sport, baking, arts and crafts, survival, and bouncy castles.
For less than £20 a day, a weekly trip to a local attraction is also included.
A spokesman for the organisation said: "We are thrilled to be finalists for the Bay Living awards.
"Our aim is to ensure that children in Cumbria have summer holidays filled with memories, friendship and laughter. We currently have more than 500 children attending this year, and we are hoping that this will increase for years to come.
"We want to ensure that we make the most of the area, and encourage children to come along instead of just sitting inside, staring at screens throughout the holidays."
The idea for Camp Cumbria was as a result of a teachers forward thinking when she asked for stories from her class about what they had done during the school holidays. The response was somewhat muted, hence the innovative idea to create the activity days.
The intent now is to ensure that every child in Cumbria has had an adventure, has a story, made a new friend, or found a new skill during the summer holidays.
The Bay Living awards are run by CN Group, publishers of in-cumbria and inTheBay. The inaugural ceremony takes place at Lancaster University on September 7