Outdoor Activities for Disabled Children
Individual outdoor play sessions at Silverwood Scout Camp mainly Saturday sessions, but other days too so please check out dates below - Start time: 10am to 3pm.
For more information and forthcoming dates please go to : http://naturewood.weebly.com/index.html
NB: If you are interested in your child accessing this service they will need to be referred so please call the Families Information Service for referral information on: 0800 0345340, thank you
- Sat 6th July 2019
- Thurs 25th July 2019
- Sat 3rd August 2019
- Weds 21st August 2019
If you are interested in volunteering
We are looking for volunteers to work with us on Saturdays once a month and occasionally in the holidays – we run a forest school inspired short break service – at Silverwood Scout camp- from 10 until 3 pm. If you love being outside, and want to support children with additional needs to enjoy the outdoors get in touch.
Contact Sam on 07971551671 for more details.
Things to do:
- Includes crafts
- Using tools (saws, sheaf knives)
- Preparing food
- Games and activities
- At the end of the day there will be a camp fire (Parents are invited to join in when they return to collect their children)
- The children will be in small groups and will have a staff member or volunteer with them at all times.
- The outline of the day will typically remain the same on each event but with slightly different activities (i.e. different crafts)
- Weather appropriate outdoor clothing must be worn as the day will be spent mostly outside
- Siblings are welcome
NB: If you are interested in your child accessing this service they will need to be referred so please call the Families Information Service, to be referred on: 0800 0345340, thank you
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Caroline Campbell
Tel: 0800 0345 340 for Referral Information
Where to go
- Silverwood Scout Camp
- Contact Name
- Sam Shaw
- Contact Telephone
Non educational providers Local Offer Response
- What outcomes does your service aim to achieve for children and young people with special educational needs and disability and their families?
For children to gain a love for the outdoors, the emotional wellbeing and inspiration from nature as well as outdoor skills such as fire making, den building, tracking, pioneering, knots, whittling and tool use and much more.
- How accessible is the service and facilities for those with a disability
We meet at Silverwood Scout Camp which is accessible by a mile long non paved road. The site itself consists of fields pathways and uneven ground. The buildings are fully accessible although due to the nature of the activities these are not often used. We have enough staff to accomodate children of all abilities and explore the site.
- Future developments
The service is fully reliant on funding via the Aiming High programme, however we are always exploring opportunities to support the continued professional development or our staff volunteers.