Whizz-Kidz provides short residential camps for young disabled people. Camp Whizz-Kidz is designed for wheelchair users aged 12-25.
Each camp lasts three days and two nights, and brings together key elements of all Whizz-Kidz training programmes. Young people who go along to camp get the chance to learn a range of skills such as: wheelchair skills training, assertiveness training, budgeting, shopping, cooking and team challenges. Participants also take part in other social activities like drama, sports, meeting inspirational role models and a themed karaoke party.
At each camp we have experienced day and night care staff to support with any personal care and/or medication. We work very closely with families to ensure the right level of care is in place so that young people can enjoy a varied and fun training programme.
What you say
Aaron says: ‘Independent shopping is something I’ve never done before and that went very well and I’ve been very independent and I’ve achieved my short term goal. I think that everything else has been spot on and I’ve really enjoyed my time. I’ve made lots of new friends too’.
Christian says: ‘My one memory would be making the junk city which was part of the campaign session. I learnt about human rights in this session which has been useful’.
Ian's mum said: 'I have been amazed by how good the service was. The level of information collected by the organisers and the way they listened to what we said was key in making it work for a very complex child. The opportunity for him to be independent away from those that know him was something we have never been offered before'.
How do I sign up for Camp Whizz-Kidz?
Camps are completely free and spaces are limited! If you'd like to apply to Camp Whizz-Kidz, please sign up using our online application form. Alternatively, you can apply using our paper forms. Download and complete both the General Application Form and our Camps Application Form then send both back to our address here.
If you are unable to download the forms then please contact our Children's Services team by calling 0800 151 3350 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please contact us using the details below.
Contact Camp Whizz-Kidz
Camps are completely free and spaces are limited, so if you're interested please contact the Camp Whizz-Kidz team on:
Phone: 0800 151 3350 (freephone via a landline)
- Travel Training
- Cooking skills
- A group of youngsters at one of our camps
- Shopping task
- Inspirational speaker from team GB
- Travel challenge
- On the way to the shops
- Sitting volleyball session