Camping 2017

Street Reach go on our sixth annual camping trip!

On the first weekend of the summer holidays, Street Reach took fifteen young people on a camping residential trip to Fairthorne Manor in Curdridge, Southampton.  This year was our sixth annual residential trip.  Young people attended from communities throughout Winchester, with participants from Weeke, Harestock, Winnall, Stanmore, Highcliffe and Micheldever.

The young people took part in a range of challenging activities including raft building, climbing, and even fire lighting in the rain!  Here the group were able to overcome the odds and successfully created fire!  The trip was a great opportunity for the young people to develop life skills and to push themselves out of their comfort zone!

Two of the activities, climbing and the crate stack challenge involved being at height, and the young people paired up and took on the challenge! For both activities, the other members of the group were shown how to safely belay the pair that were climbing and took on this responsibility. These activities were particularly challenging and pushed many the participants beyond what they thought they could achieve!

In spite of the wet weather, we were able to enjoy a campfire on the final night, which provided a good opportunity for the group to reflect on the successes and challenges of the weekend.

Following the camping residential, we received a message through our Street Reach Facebook page from a young person that attended the trip: ‘Thank you street reach For looking after me and making it the best thing I’ve ever done, next year if I have the opportunity to do it again I’ll take it . Camp was so fun!’

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