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OUR summer
nature camps

JOIN A LIFE-CHANGING TRIP

Our Summer Camps are open to all 12-16 year-olds in England and Wales. They are a chance to learn about nature, environmental justice, and how to take action, alongside other young people from across England and Wales. 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!

APPLICATION QUESTIONS

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 2023 Summer Camps are now closed. Applications will reopen in the Spring of next year for our 2024 Summer Camps. 

All applicants have been notified of their application outcome via email. If you have not received an email informing you if you have been offered a place on camp or not, please check the 'spam' folder in your inbox or contact camps@actionforconservation.org

ELIGIBILITY

Our camps are open to young people aged 12-16 and living in England or Wales.

If your application is successful, we will allocate you to one of our 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 priority regions are still very much welcome to apply and if you are successful we will allocate you to the most suitable camp. 

CAMP DATES & LOCATIONS

  • Stackpole, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    • Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July 2023

    • Monday 7th August to Friday 11th August 2023 [subject to interest]

 

  • Ashbourne, Peak District National Park

    • Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July 2023

    • Monday 7th August to Friday 11th August 2023 [subject to interest]

 

  • Eastbourne, South Downs National Park

    • Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July 2023

    • Monday 14th August to Friday 18th August 2023 [subject to interest]

INCLUSION

Action for Conservation (AFC) is an environmental action charity that runs workshops, residential summer camps and events for young people inside and outside of schools across the UK. AFC recognises that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all people without discrimination. Below you can find our Summer Camp Inclusion statement that sets out how AFC will approach and support young people during AFC’s residential summer camps.

 

In addition, we have created Language Support Resources aimed at providing context about Action for Conservation and the camps. These resources are available in Bengali, Polish, Portuguese, Somali, Urdu and Welsh.

COVID-19 GUIDANCE

Action for Conservation’s top priority is safeguarding the health of the young people we work with, whilst ensuring public safety. Our approach uses the National Youth Agency Guidelines and Government Guidance. Please note that our approach assumes that we will remain at the GREEN readiness level outlined on page 12 of the National Youth Agency Guidelines before the camp begins. Our approach will change accordingly as new information is released. 

National Youth Agency COVID-19 Guidance

Government Guidance

‘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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