Giving young people positive opportunities can turn their lives around. Our #Switch180 campaign highlights that we must do more as a society to provide positive opportunities for our young people.

We all have a part to play. Please get involved, support the campaign and help give our young people a better future. Thank you.

Watch and Share The #Switch180 Film

Our campaign film follows the story of one Snow-Camp young person, Laquan. Find out how just one positive opportunity made all the difference to Laquan’s life.

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By making a donation you'll be helping to fund more positive opportunities for young people. 98p of every £1 goes directly towards our programmes supporting young people, activities and fundraising costs. Thank you.



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Take on a #Switch180 Challenge! Swim 180 lengths, cycle 180 miles, run 180 kilometres, ski 180 runs! Choose your challenge, choose your time frame and get involved!



We're asking the government to invest more money in youth charities and youth service providers. Please sign our petition.


Spread The Word

Please spread the word about our campaign. Use the hashtag #Switch180 and join the conversation!

Chemmy Alcott’s #Switch180 Moment

Hear from Snow-Camp Patron Chemmy to find out about her #Switch180 moment and why this campaign is important.

Why focus on this issue? Our research:

Our research, conducted in partnership with YouGov in December 2017, shows that we must do more to provide positive activities and opportunities for young people – they can make all the difference to the direction their lives take. Positive opportunities can motivate and inspire young people to achieve their potential, reducing the risk of falling into crime and antisocial behaviour and inspiring them towards rewarding and successful futures. The statistics below make it all too clear why our work is needed. Please help us to make a difference.

0% of young people feel they need more support from society to help them to achieve their potential.
0% of young people believe that a lack of positive opportunities puts young people at an increased risk of falling into crime and antisocial behaviour.

Our Impact

At Snow-Camp, our programmes have been successfully changing the direction of young people’s lives since 2003. At present we offer around 1000 young people each year the opportunity to join our programmes. We now operate in 5 different cities and with your help we can do so much more. Snow-Camp programmes work:

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

#Switch180: Read The Stories

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Our Awards

Apprenticeship National Award 2015 logo
community sport award logo
London Youth Silver Quality Mark
London Youth Gold Quality Mark