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Snow-Camp Charity turn young lives around through snowsports.

Our Mission

We engage inner-city young people through skiing and snowboarding to provide life skills training, nationally recognised qualifications and work experience to increase their motivations and aspirations, enabling them to gain employment in the snowsports industry and beyond.

 

Our Story

Snow-Camp have been successfully supporting young people since 2003. Last year the young people we worked with transformed their lives.

0% gained one or more nationally recognised qualifications
0% said they had improved confidence
0% said they were proud of their achievements
0% had improved levels of fitness
0% have now gone on to employment, training or further education

Our Programme Journey

Motivating young people to fully engage is the key to successful youth work and the young people we work with are traditionally hard to engage. We have found that snowsports are incredibly attractive to inner-city young people, despite being out-of-reach for many. The opportunity to participate in snowsports acts as the tool with which we can effectively engage young people and maintain a positive involvement with them. This is achieved through our Programme Journey, which takes place at artificial and indoor snowsports centres in the UK.

Snow-Camp’s programmes run from July-June each year. All young people must start at the beginning on First Tracks and have no prior snowsports experience.

First Tracks

Providing young people with their first experience of snowsports combined with life-skills sessions over two action packed days.

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Graduate

Enabling young people to further develop their snowsports skills over 6 weekends. Young people attend life skills sessions and work towards an ASDAN certificate in Sports and Fitness.

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Excel

Supporting young people who wish to pursue a career in the snowsports industry and achieve a Level 1 Instructor qualification. Young people train for 10 weeks, which includes a one week residential trip.

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Apprenticeship

Employment for 1 year at Snow-Camp, which includes snowsports industry work placements with snowsports industry partners and an NVQ in Activity Leadership.

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Youth Forums

Volunteering and training opportunities for young people who have attended First Tracks, Graduate or Excel.

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We run programmes in London, Scotland, Bristol, Cardiff, the Midlands and the North West.

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I love the way Snow-Camp uses my sport to support young people who wouldn't ever get the chance to get involved in snowsports – and beyond that, to enable them to get qualifications and access to employment in the snowsports industry. I’m so honoured to be on board as a patron.

Jenny Jones Sochi 2014 Olympic Bronze Medallist and Snow-Camp Patron
Sir Steve Redgrave

Snow-Camp is a fantastic charity helping those from deprived backgrounds do something positive. People say snowsports are for the elite, and rowing has that reputation too. Snow-Camp proves this is not necessarily the case.

Sir Steve Redgrave 5x Olympic Gold Medallist and Snow-Camp Ambassador
Graham Bell

I’m delighted to support the important work that Snow-Camp carries out, and I’m completely behind their goal to bring skiing to more young people and to make the sport more socially inclusive.

Graham Bell BBC Presenter and Snow-Camp Patron
Warren Smith

Snow-Camp train an individual to be able to control certain aspects of behaviour, to channel negative energy into positive energy and create the overall outcome of someone who could work in the same industry as me. That is one reasons why I choose to support Snow-Camp.

Warren Smith Professional Free Skier, Director of the Warren Smith Academy and Snow-Camp Patron
Image of Chemmy

I love that Snow-Camp brings winter sports to a whole new audience of young people who never thought that they would have the opportunity! I have always strived to make skiing available to all and Snow-Camp is really achieving that.

Chemmy Alcott 4X British Olympic Skier, TV Presenter and Snow-Camp Patron

Our Awards

Volunteer Friendly Award
Apprenticeship National Award 2015 logo
community sport award logo
London Youth Silver Quality Mark
London Youth Gold Quality Mark
Community Sport and Rec Awards

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