Aimee has been involved with Snow-Camp since 2015. Aimee came to us from Ealing Youth Services with a targeted youth group. Her youth worker said she needed a positive direction as she was starting to mix with the wrong crowds in her area.

When Aimee started with Snow-Camp she was shy and reserved and would hardly talk to anyone outside of the group she came with. Through our programmes we have seen such a big improvement in Aimee’s behaviour and she has interacted really well with her peers, made new friends from outside of her youth group and continued to improve her skiing. She has grown in confidence and achieved many qualifications through our programmes including the Snowsport England Level 1 Instructor qualification. She was also awarded skier of the week for her improved skiing ability and personal development on the Graduate Programme. Aimee is really keen to become an instructor which would build her confidence further.

Her youth leader said “its done wonders for her and she is already thinking about how she can mix her passion for hair and beauty and skiing together for a career in the mountains”. Ealing Youth Services are pleased at how Snow-Camp has become such a positive activity for her to focus on and progress in.

Aimee was accepted on to the Snow-Camp Apprenticeship Programme in 2016, after she showed commitment, passion and motivation to starting a career in the snowsports industry. As part of the Apprenticeship Programme, Aimee has been provided with a work placement at SkiWorld’s head office, where she supports the HR department. She was also given the opportunity to attend the CDC Performance Camp, which was generously funded by Delancey, where she was given further skiing training from Snow-Camp Patrons Chemmy Alcott and Dougie Crawford. Aimee regularly volunteers on our Programmes, teaching the new cohort of young people starting their Snow-Camp journey, further showing how much she has grown in confidence over the last year and a half.

Aimee said:

The area I’m from is boring, full of drugs and crime, it can be really negative and not a nice place to live really. To be offered something more positive is amazing. It’s amazing to be given this opportunity to do something I would never have done myself. I get to go out to the Alps and ski on the mountains which is something I’ve never even considered before. Thank you for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”