A day camp company is set to provide 10,000 free spaces for Ukrainian child refugees at its summer camps, including one set up at a school in Northwood.
Camp Beaumont, one of the UK’s longest-running providers of this kind of summer attraction, has teamed up with the Daily Mail’s charity wing, Mail Force, to provide the slots, which have been fully funded.
Any Ukrainian child aged between five and 16 years old can take part, with Northwood’s own St Helen’s School participating in the scheme.
The daily camps, which run Monday to Friday, are full of fun activities for young people to get involved in, archery, arts and crafts, tennis, superhero academy and aqua Olympics amongst other things.
Each place is available for five days, with each child eligible for up to five days at a Camp Beaumont location. Parents will also be given a £5 Tesco voucher a day to buy lunch for their children. The programme lasts until September 2.
Camp Beaumont’s executive director Josef Gaughan said: “Camp Beaumont offers a great environment for Ukrainian children in the UK, who’ve been through so much, to have fun this summer.
These children have been forced to leave their homes and settle somewhere new without a clear understanding of what their future holds.
Whatever we can do to help them grow in confidence and enjoy themselves is key. There are so many activities for children to enjoy ranging from outdoor sports to arts and crafts sessions – and they might even get to try Quidditch!”
To register for the spaces, visit www.campbeaumont.co.uk/ukraine