Exploring the great outdoors at Woodlarks Adventurer’s Camp
Since the charity first started running in the 1930’s, Woodlarks have created an exciting and enjoyable outdoor camping experience that allows disabled adults and children of all ages to partake in activities such as bowling, swimming and outdoor cooking in a safe environment.
Conrad Clarke, a Graduate Engineer within our structures team in London, joined the Adventurer’s Camp which saw over 80 boys under the age of 18 bunk down in Farnham, Surrey, for seven days during the summer holidays.
Conrad supported the team as a carer, volunteering his time to provide 24-hour care to the campers throughout the duration of their stay. With disabilities ranging from Autism to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the camp endeavours to make every activity accessible so all the attendees can benefit from a fun and enjoyable holiday experience.
He explains; “This camp is not only a thoroughly enjoyable experience for both the campers and the helpers, it also provides an invaluable week of rest for the parents who usually care for the children week-in and week-out.”
“There are a number of different camps taking place between May and September every year, but I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with the Adventurer’s for the last three years. It has been one of the best weeks of my life and I have made friends who have all taught me things that I would not have learnt elsewhere.”