Paws in Tents is an affordable camping holiday where young people with any additional needs can learn how to train their own dog to help support them which helps to improve independence and safety. At camp, children and their families are able to learn to teach their dogs physical assistance tasks such as picking up dropped items, emotional and autism support tasks such as deep pressure therapy and medical alerts to seizures, hypoglycaemia and other medical states which pose a risk to the young person.
On top of the supportive dog training workshops we have loads of other fun and empowering activities for the young people to do including:
· Arts and crafts workshops
· Outdoor activities
· Sensory play
· Have a go agility and flyball
· Artificial campfire (complete with campfire songs, stories, skits and dancing)
· Disco/ Dance a long
Our next camp is from the 26th till the 29th of October, 2019 and is held at Park Farm Camping in Dereham, Norfolk. Families are able to camp in tents or bring their own caravans. The site has accessible toilets and a family bathroom. To ensure our camp is as accessible and inclusive as possible we create a camp space to change which contains a manual hoist and changing bench to ensure that even young people with high care needs are able to attend camp. Finally, we will have a marquee for activities to ensure everyone is kept warm and dry.
Camp only costs £50 per child and £65 per adult for all 3 night, with all activities and workshops included.
Being a not for profit organisation, we don’t have a huge marketing budget because we try to put all the funds we do get towards supporting our wonderful young people BUT this means we rely on organisations such as yourselves to help us spread the word so that families who would really benefit from our service know what we offer and our able to engage with us, should they wish.
More information about camp, including how to book, can be found at www.pawsitivesquad.co.uk/Paws-In-Tents/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/348352982455980/
Young people (18-25)