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What We Do

Who We Support

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

We work directly with youth projects and youth service providers only. This is to ensure that we are working with those who are most in need of our support.

Our Programmes

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 snow 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.

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, a mental wellbeing workshop and gain 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 1 week residential trip. Young people have access to mental wellbeing workshops and 1-1 counselling sessions.

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Apprenticeship

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.

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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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Uplift

Uplift is our mental wellbeing programme, which runs alongside our core snowsports programmes. During Graduate, Excel, Apprenticeships and Youth Forum, young people take part in group workshops and have access to 1-1 counselling sessions.

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Where We Work

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Snow-Camp London

Our London programmes take place at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. For more information please contact Shayleigh Kitto.

Shayleigh 07526 204168

Snow-Camp Scotland

Our Scotland programmes take place at Snow Factor and Bearsden Ski and Board Club in Glasgow. For more information please contact Laura McIntyre.

Laura McIntyre 07714 754476

Snow-Camp Midlands

Our Midlands programmes take place at the SnowDome in Tamworth. For more information please contact Chris Walsh.

07719 329732

Snow-Camp North West

Our North West programmes take place at the Chill Factore in Manchester. For more information please contact Morv Bett.

07857 694953

Our Impact

Snow-Camp Charity have a big impact on young people across the country. At the end of our last programme year we found that:

0% OF YOUNG PEOPLE SAID THAT BY OVERCOMING CHALLENGES IN SNOWSPORTS, IT HAD SHOWN THEM THEIR POTENTIAL AND HOW MUCH THEY COULD ACHIEVE IN LIFE
0% ARE PROUD OF ALL THAT THEY HAVE ACHIEVED WITH SNOW-CAMP
0% SAID THAT OUR MENTAL WELLBEING WORKSHOPS AND COUNSELLING SESSIONS HAD HELPED TO IMPROVE THEIR MENTAL HEALTH
0% WERE INSPIRED BY OUR APPRENTICES AND YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
0% OF YOUTH WORKERS SAID THAT OUR PROGRAMMES DELIVERED POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR THEIR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADDED VALUE TO THEIR ONGOING YOUTH WORK
0 youth projects referred young people on to our programmes
0 youth volunteers and apprentices worked with us to deliver First Tracks, Graduate and Excel
0 hours were carried out by our youth volunteers

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
Laquan Circle Website

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
Matt Conroy Circle Website Image

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
Hamza

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
Ashleigh Circle Headshot for Website

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

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