Conservation camps

see below for an important update on our 2020 camps



Summer camps postponeD

Our team has made the very difficult decision to postpone our three summer camps planned for July and August 2020 due to the ongoing uncertainty with the Coronavirus pandemic and importance of social distancing during this time. 


We know this is incredibly disappointing and we’re so sorry this is the case. Our top priority is safeguarding the health of the young people we work with whilst ensuring public safety. As such, we feel that delivering the camps as we hoped this summer is not possible given the current circumstances.


We are instead hoping to host three camps in Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021, assuming it is safe to do so. We will announce the dates for these camps as soon as we can. 


We will notify all young people who have applied for a Summer 2020 camp and they will be given the opportunity to defer their application to a future camp.


In the meantime...

Our team is working hard to develop a new online action programme designed to support young people to build environmental knowledge and skills and take action whilst they're at home over this period. The programme will consist of a core series of webinars run by environmental experts, guided action projects and challenges, and opportunities for young people to share their voice about what matters to them.

The online action programme is open to all young people aged 13-17 and is completely free. 

Watch this space for updates in the lead up to the programme launch in May! 


Aged 12-16? Spend an all-inclusive week on one of our conservation camps this year. Connect with nature and learn how you can protect it alongside other young people from across the UK. The camps are packed with conservation activities, careers advice and adventure guided by young conservation professionals, the AFC team and our partners. You will return ready to drive change in your community.


We believe that every young person can be an environmentalist. While our summer camps have been postponed until Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 you can still prepare your answers to the questions below so you're ready when the challenge reopens. 


1. Identify an environmental issue that is important to you and tell us why. This could be a local, national or global issue.  


2. What action would you take to solve this problem?


3. How would you persuade other young people to take action with you?


Your adventure doesn't end when the camp is over. Every young person who returns inspired from their camp experience is invited to join our ambassador programme for the following year. This action-packed mentoring scheme further develops your conservation skills and knowledge and helps you take real action back home.


More from our current Ambassadors coming soon... 

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‘I would definitely encourage people to come on this camp. I’ve enjoyed it so much and I’ve made so many new friends.’

Camp reflections from Rose, AFC Camp Participant

‘This was special and really once in a lifetime’

Camp reflections from Tom, AFC Camp Participant

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