With all the generous donations from our guests throughout the ski season, as well as the End of Season Challenge, the Skiworld managed to raise a total of £15,000 for Snow-Camp in 2018/19! In part this is funding two £2,500 bursaries for two young people – funding their full Snow-Camp journey away from the inner-city estates to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps and culminating in a Snowsport England Level 1 Instructor qualification on completion of the programmes. Alongside the two bursaries, the other £10,000 raised in 2018 is funding 100 young people on to Snow-Camp's 2-day beginner First Tracks programmes this summer, who wouldn’t have the opportunity otherwise.
In 2019 we'll be reporting on the Snow-Camp journey, from Snow-Camp’s 2-day beginner First Tracks programmes through the summer, to those progressing through the 6-week intermediate Graduate programme early winter and finally on to the advanced 10 week Excel programme which incorporates a life-changing week in the mountains. Check back to follow the Snow-Camp journey, or subscribe to the Skiworld eNewsletter to stay updated…
First Tracks is both empowering for the young leaders and inspirational for the new young people. Many will know the youth instructors from their neighbourhoods and youth clubs showing them what they themselves could achieve in just one year on the programmes.
An awards ceremony concludes the First Tracks programme and a Snowsport England, Wales or Scotland Snow Life Award, provides a lasting record of the young people's achievements.
The Excel Programme culminates with an accreditiation as a Level 1 snowsports instructor and the opportunity to become a Snow-Camp Apprentice.
A staggering 91% of young people gained their Level 1 qualification in 2018!
Following Excel, a handful of young people join Snow-Camp’s award-winning Apprenticeship Programme. Apprentices gain an NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership, BASI Level 1, BASP Outdoor Emergency First Aid and work experience in snowsports instructing, mentoring and leadership.
Skiworld will be hosting events and activities throughout the year to reach our own fundraising goal. But if you want to make an ad-hoc donation to support this amazing charity, click the donation button! Together we can help Snow-Camp to keep turning around the lives of disadvantaged inner-city young people.
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