Our range of snowsports based programmes give young people an incredible opportunity to develop skills in skiing or snowboarding which they would otherwise miss out on due to the cost of the sport. Programmes range from the two day Snow-Camp London programme which introduces young people to snowsports for the very first time, right through to our Snow-Camp Excel programme, training young people to be Level 1 instructors.
Using Hemel Snow Centre in the UK, and the Italian Alps for the real snow experience, Snow-Camp uses snowsports to widen young people’s horizons and offer a wealth of positive experiences which they can draw upon to make better decisions in their daily lives. Our accredited courses and the opportunity to gain work experience in the ski industry all provide further benefits for young people involved with the Snow-Camp programmes.
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For a young person, the Snow-Camp journey starts on one of our 2 day Snow-Camp London courses, run over July and August every year. This programme provides young people with their first experience of snowsports, using Hemel Snow Centre as a base to maximise impact.
The Graduate Programme offers young people who have completed a Snow-Camp London course the opportunity to further develop their skiing and snowboarding, through a structured 6 day programme at the Hemel Snow Centre.
Having completed the London and Graduate Programmes the young people are ready for the mountains. The Snow-Camp Italy programme enables young people to experience the thrill of skiing and snowboarding in the Italian Alps during a life changing residential week away.
The Excel Programme is the youth instructor programme offered by Snow-Camp. Having completed the London and Graduate programmes, those young people who wish to complete the full Snow-Camp programme and leave with a Level 1 Instructor certificate, choose at this point to undertake the full Excel programme.
The Snow-Camp Youth Forum (SCYF) provides young people with an opportunity to get more involved in Snow-Camp’s work. We are passionate about giving young people a voice and committed to empowering young people to become creators and not just consumers of our services. The re-launch of our youth forum is at the heart of this commitment. The SCYF develops and maintains links between Snow-Camp’s board of trustees, staff, volunteers and young service users, and is run entirely by it's youth members, with staff and volunteers attending for support.
Snow-Camp are delighted to announce the launch of our very own Snowsports Apprenticeship Programme enabling 5 young graduates from the Snow-Camp programmes to join our team in a full time role for a year!