Camp Whizz-Kidz is a three-day residential camp for wheelchair users aged 12-25. Camp is focussed around helping young people to be more independent, and includes activities like budgeting, shopping, cooking and loads more! Here Georgia writes about her experience at Camp Whizz-Kidz.
Camp Whizz-Kidz is a brilliant way of meeting new people, adapting and trying new skills and, for some, a great experience of being away from home for the first time! There is always something to do from organised sessions to hanging out with other campers.
I attended my second Camp Whizz-Kidz at Treloar College. The venue was fully accessible and it was great to come back to another camp. The three day Whizz-Kidz expedition started on a bright and breezy morning in October. It was lovely seeing familiar faces I had met at previous Whizz-Kidz events. After signing in we said goodbye to our parents and were thrown into lots of games and activities including some Halloween-themed activities.
During our downtime we were allowed to explore how we wanted. This was the perfect opportunity to get to know our fellow campers and also devise our own activities. If we ran out of ideas the Whizz-Kidz staff helped us think of ideas to wipe away the boredom.
Camps are a brilliant confidence boost! If you haven’t already tried a camp, I strongly suggest that you do as I feel it’s a brilliant way of making new friends and getting better connected with the Whizz-Kidz community.
If you are feeling nervous about coming to camp, try not to be. Just be yourself and enjoy the experience. Any thoughts of homesickness will be gone in a matter of seconds. You quickly get to know everyone you are staying with and they make you feel at ease and welcomed.
Camps give a real sense of achievement as each young person is awarded a medal and a certificate that is unique! Showing how they have improved their skills over the three days. You come away feeling positive about yourself knowing you have gained skills such as bed making, something that is used in daily life.
The friends I’ve made on camp tell me that they want to come back and do it all over again, and I agree with them! Those comments make me so happy! Camps are very unique and yet another brilliant service provided by Whizz-Kidz.