This summer sees Stevenage FC Foundation team up with Herts Sports Partnership to run HAPpy camps in 15 different venues.
The “Aspire Camps” will offer over 4,000 places to local young children with the aim of countering the triple inequalities facing Hertfordshire’s most disadvantaged young people – holiday hunger, physical inactivity, and social isolation.
The camps will provide all participants with the opportunity to be involved in physical activity, learn new skills through enrichment and educational activities that are provided by the Foundations’ education package and will be receiving of a free hot meal.
With 15 camps being run across Stevenage, North Hertfordshire and Welwyn and Hatfield we have opportunities for children aged 5-14 to take part in these camps and make this summer a memorable one.
Programme lead, Luke Wilkins, is delighted to be able to offer 15 camps this summer:
“Our sole focus this summer was too able to offer a large number of camps in areas of Stevenage, North Herts and Welwyn Hatfield where the percentage of free school meal students was high. We wanted to be able to provide camps on the doorstep of those students, whether this be in local primary schools or community centres, so they had an easier opportunity to access the camps.”
“The funding from Herts Sports Partnership and Hertfordshire Community Foundation gives us the opportunity to work with a network of organisations on a countywide offer. Our camps will play a part in ensuring young people have the chance to have a positive summer and that’s something we are very much looking forward to getting started”.