For many years now, we have been running week long activity camps for children and young people with Down syndrome. The weeks are led by our team of specialist speech and language therapists and focus on communication based activities in a fun and stimulating environment. In recent years this has been centered around horse riding based at our wonderful Summoner’s Farm in Kent.
For those children who prefer indoor activities they will have an opportunity to enjoy a range of performance media including dance, drama, film and music.
These are very much family weeks with a welcome BBQ, time to talk to other parents and siblings and a farewell celebration day for all. All children and young people will come away with a report and some ideas and targets for developing their communication skills. They also come away with more confidence, new friends and some happy memories; something to talk about…
Camps, are available for children and young people over 5 years of age. Most of our holidays are not residential but families can arrange accommodation through us, at Dickley Court, which is just up the road or stay at a local hotel or B and B.
Daily camps last four and a half to five days and are charged at £650 per child.
Dates for 2016 camps are:
Unfortunately due to Symbol having been very busy, we have been unable to provide enough staff to run the camps this year.
We are very sorry to disappoint our regular children, but hopefully normal service will be resumed next year!