OUR summer

nature camps

JOIN A LIFE-CHANGING TRIP

We're thrilled to announce that our summer nature camps will be returning in July and August 2021! Action for Conservation believes that every young person can help the planet.

If you're aged 12-16 then this is your chance to spend an all-inclusive week on one of our camps this summer. Our camps are a chance to learn about nature, environmental justice and social issues, alongside other young people from across the UK. The camps are packed with conservation activities, careers advice and adventure guided by young environmental professionals, the AFC team and our partners. You will return ready to drive change in your community.

 

Check out the video below for a taster of the incredible adventure awaiting you!

THE CAMP CHALLENGE

In order to come on our camp you will simply need to show us that you are motivated about tackling environmental issues, by answering three simple questions:

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?

‘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

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for our 2021 summer camps are now closed.

ELIGIBILITY

Our camps are open to young people aged 12-16 and living in the UK. If your application is successful, we will allocate you to one of our four camps listed below. Our decision will be based on a number of factors including your proximity to our three priority regions. Young people living outside of our three priority regions are still very much welcome to apply and if you are successful we will allocate you to the most suitable camp. 

CAMP TIMELINE 2021

Our camps are open to young people aged 12-16 and living in the UK. If your application is successful, we will allocate you to one of our four camps listed below. Our decision will be based on a number of factors including your proximity to our three priority regions. Young people living outside of our three priority regions are still very much welcome to apply and if you are successful we will allocate you to the most suitable camp. 

CHALLENGE DATES

  14th May - Challenge opens 

13th June - Challenge closes

      18th June - Applicants informed

 

CAMP DATES

                  

South East camp 1

24th - 28th July

      

South West camp

3rd - 7th August

North West camp

9th  - 13th August

South East camp 2

12th - 16th August

COVID-19 GUIDANCE

Action for Conservation’s top priority is safeguarding the health of the young people we work with, whilst ensuring public safety. As such, we have created the following guidance, that will help us all stay safe during camp, using the National Youth Agency Guidelines and the Government Guidance for youth activities. Please note that our guidance assumes that we will reach the GREEN readiness level outlined on page 12 of the National Youth Agency Guidelines before the camp begins. Our guidance will change accordingly as new information is released. 


 

Action for Conservation COVID-19 Guidance

National Youth Agency COVID-19 Guidance

Government Guidance for Youth Activities

‘This was special and really once in a lifetime’

Camp reflections from Tom, AFC Camp Participant

BECOMING AN AMBASSADOR 

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 environmental skills and knowledge and helps you take real action back home.

 

More from our current Ambassadors coming soon... 

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