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Our Courses

We work with young people, aged 13-21, in London, Scotland, the North West and the Midlands.

Young people join us through local youth projects and youth service providers only.

Our Courses

Our courses are unique and attractive to young people, taking them from beginner to qualified snowsports instructors in one year with volunteering and apprenticeship progression routes available at the end. Alongside learning to ski or snowboard, young people also have access to life skills training and mental health support. Find out more about each course below.

First Tracks

The first course in our series of courses, which provides young people with their first experience of snowsports combined alongside life skills training.

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Graduate

After completing First Tracks, young people can join Graduate where they will further develop their snowsports skills over 6 weekends. Young people attend life skills sessions, a mental wellbeing workshop and gain an ASDAN certificate in Sports and Fitness.

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Excel

Excel supports young people who wish to pursue a career in the snowsports industry and achieve a Level 1 Instructor qualification. After completing Graduate, young people train for a further 10 weeks on Excel and have access to mental wellbeing workshops and 1-1 counselling sessions.

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Apprenticeships

Our newly qualified Excel instructors can gain employment for 1 year at Snow Camp, which includes snowsports industry work placements, an NVQ in Activity Leadership or SVQ in Sports Coaching and a BASI Level 1 Instructor qualification.

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Youth Forum

Volunteering and training opportunities for young people who have attended Excel. Young people also have access to mental wellbeing workshops and 1-1 counselling sessions.

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Where We Work

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Snow Camp London

Our London courses are run by Shayleigh Kitto and take place at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Shayleigh 07526 204168

Snow Camp Midlands

Our Midlands courses are run by Cormac Whelan take place at the SnowDome in Tamworth.

Cormac 07719 329732

Snow Camp Scotland

Our Scotland courses are run by Laura McIntyre and take place at Snow Factor and Bearsden Ski and Board Club in Glasgow.

Laura McIntyre 07714 754476

Snow Camp North West

Our North West courses are run by Morv Bett and take place at the Chill Factore in Manchester.

07857 694953

Our Impact

Throughout our 2019/20 programme year:

0 young people joined our courses
0 youth volunteers and apprentices supported our young people
0 youth organisations referred young people to us
0 per cent of young people said they had learnt new tools to look after their mental wellbeing
0 per cent of young people said that by overcoming challenges in snowsports, it had shown them their potential and how much they could achieve in life

Attending Snow Camp gave me a routine, which really helped my mental health. I am now so confident in all aspects of life I can talk to anyone even large groups of people. Snow Camp has shown me that I can do anything I put my mind to, and that hard work and determination goes a long way. Snow Camp has been my saving grace, if it wasn’t for the charity, I really don’t believe I’d still be here.

Kym Scobie Snow Camp youth volunteer

At AJ Bell our people have always been passionate about raising money for organisations that make a real difference to the community. We’re proud to support Snow Camp and to have helped bring their unique and innovative courses to the North West.

Andy Bell CEO, AJ Bell
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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 courses enough.

Matt Conroy XLP Youth Worker
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 Director of the Warren Smith Academy and Snow Camp Patron

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