Snow-Camp have been successfully supporting young people since 2003. Last year the young people we worked with transformed their lives.
Motivating young people to fully engage is the key to successful youth work and 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 indoor snowsports centres in London, the North West, the Midlands and Scotland.
Our programmes run from July-June each year. All young people must start at the beginning on First Tracks and have no prior snowsports experience. Find out more about our programmes below.
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 1 week residential trip. Young people have access to mental wellbeing workshops and 1-1 counselling sessions.More Info
Employment for 1 year at Snow-Camp, which includes snowsports industry work placements, an NVQ in Activity Leadership or SQL in Sports Coaching and a BASI Level 1 Instructor Qualification. Apprentices take part in mental wellbeing workshops and have access to 1-1 counselling sessions.More Info
We run programmes in London, Scotland, the Midlands and the North West.
When I started Snow-Camp, I identified as female but whenever someone referred to me as she or her, my heart always sank a little. I grew up in a family that were very homophobic and transphobic, so it took a long time for me to change my mindset and to come to terms that I felt this way. Telling my Snow-Camp Programme Manager couldn't have been easier and the acceptance and support I got from Snow-Camp is one of the reasons why I volunteer with them. Now I feel way more comfortable in my body and when people call me Frankie it feels right, and it makes me happy.Frankie Snow-Camp Youth Volunteer
If I hadn’t got involved with Snow-Camp I would be in a lot of trouble for doing the wrong things with the wrong people. Not because of who I am but because of the influence on the the estates. With no real direction or ambition it’s easy to get sucked into a lifestyle so many people around you are living. Snow-Camp has helped me to have a positive future and now I have a full time job in the snowsports industry!Laquan Snow-Camp Youth Volunteer
Every young person should get the opportunity to join Snow-Camp – it’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s challenging and most importantly, it is tailored expertly for young people from a range of challenging situations and communities, including those affected by gang and knife crime. XLP have been referring young people to Snow-Camp for several years now and we can’t recommend their programmes enough.Matt Conroy XLP Youth Worker
Through Snow-Camp I have gained so many skills that have helped me find employment in the snowsports industry. Now I don't avoid my responsibilities and I love returning to Snow-Camp each year as a volunteer, instructing the new young people joining the charity. I’ve really grown in confidence and I feel like I can take on any task in the future.Hamza Snow-Camp youth volunteer
I have Asperger's Syndrome and a chronic illness called CFS/ME. Snow-Camp has been a life changing opportunity that has completely changed how I see myself and I have learnt that I can push myself further than I ever thought possible. Snow-Camp is a welcome respite from my responsibilities at home, both physically and emotionally. I have discovered a profound passion for snowboarding, and I can’t wait to further develop my skills.Ashleigh Snow-Camp young person