Summer Programme 2022

Summer is nearly here, and we know you are all super eager to hear our plans!!

Thankfully it looks like we will again be able to run a busy programme of courses and activities for young carers this Summer. Below you will see a number of options, so have a look, check what you are available for and then contact us by emailing young.carers@carersinherts.org.uk or calling 01992 586 969 to book onto the one you like the most!

As always, we need a completed and signed Annual Consent Form 2022 returned to our office (if you haven’t done so already) before young carers can book on to any of our activities.

We are expecting a high number of young carers wanting to book on, so to make it fair we will be limiting places to one course/activity per young carer. We will add any further interest onto a reserve list in case we have any additional spaces!

We do ask that where you can, families organise their own transport to/from activities. To make our activities accessible, we will be offering taxis for those who need them. With the rise in costs, we ask that you please think about this before booking on and only request transport if it is essential to you attending and if you are certain you can make the date.

2022 Summer Courses
Skiing
Once again, our friends at Snowbility are offering their fab beginner courses over the 6 weeks. Equipment is provided but you will need warm, waterproof clothes as the slope is covered in the cold stuff (real snow!).

Location: The Snow Centre, St Albans Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9NH
*Please note, you will need to be available for at least 5 out of the 6 sessions to book onto this and we will be prioritising spaces to those who have not already attended a ski course*

Skiing course for 8-13 year olds
Wednesdays (27th July – 31st August), 1:00pm – 2:30pm (FULLY BOOKED)
OR
Fridays (29th July – 2nd September), 1:00pm – 2:30pm (FULLY BOOKED)

Skiing course for 14-18 year olds
Wednesdays (27th July – 31st August), 3:30pm -5:00pm

Lawn Bowls
Hertford Bowls Club are running another fantastic course for carers to learn this competitive and relaxing sport. Plus, you can catch up with the same group each week and enjoy the Summer weather outdoors!

Location: Hertford Bowls Club, Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EG
*Please note, trainers or flat shoes advised*

Lawn Bowls for 8+ years
Thursdays (28th July – 25th August), 10:00am – 12:00pm

2022 One-off activities
Kayaking
Fancy spending a couple of hours on the water enjoying a ‘paddle’ and some games? Herts Young Mariners Base will be running two fun sessions for up to 20 young carers at a time.

Location: Herts Young Mariners Base, 231 Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, EN8 9AJ
*Please note, all safety equipment is provided, but it is likely you may get at least a little wet, so appropriate clothing/shoes advised*

Kayaking for 8-12 year olds
Monday 1st August, 9:30am – 11:30am (FULLY BOOKED)

Kayaking for 13-18 year olds
Monday 1st August, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Badminton
Herts Badminton Association are offering a one-off coached session with activities giving young carers a break and some fun whilst also learning the skills to play badminton.

Location: Ware Drill Hall, 17 Amwell End, Ware, SG12 9HP
*Please note, trainers or flat shoes advised*

Badminton for 8+ years
Tuesday 2nd August, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Art
Join us for a session all about ‘expressing yourself’ through art. We are running three one-off calm and creative sessions across the county in North Herts, Mid Herts and South Herts.

Locations: we will confirm this once you’re booked on, let us know your preferred date/location and we will try and accommodate where possible

Art for 8-12 year olds
Tuesday 2nd August, 2:00pm – 5:00pm (Park Street Baptist Church, St Albans)
OR
Thursday 4th August, 2:00pm – 5:00pm (United Reformed Church, Welwyn Garden City)
OR
Thursday 25th August, 2:00pm – 5:00pm – (Hitchin Youth Trust)

Residential for 13+ (9th-11th August) – applications now closed
We’re thrilled to say that residentials are back! We will be running our first residential since 2019 this Summer and it is for young carers aged 13 – 18 years. Please see below for details:

Dates & Times: Tuesday 9th @ 1:00pm – Thursday 11th August @ 11:00am
Location: Wymondley Wood Scout & Guide Centre, Wymondley Road, Willian, Herts, SG6 2UB

Residentials give young carers the chance to: gain new skills, take part in exciting activities and challenges, build confidence, develop presentation skills, and make new friends. As well as having the opportunity to talk about their caring role and help share future services for young carers, there will also be the chance to take part in activities such as archery, cooking and a woodland adventure. Please note that meals are provided and there is no cost for this residential.

Please click HERE to access the leaflet and application form for more information – if you are interested in joining us, please complete the form and return to us either by email (young.carers@carersinherts.org.uk) or post (Carers in Hertfordshire, The Red House, 119 Fore Street, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1AX) by Wednesday 29th June 2022. If you need a printed copy posted out to you to complete, please email us, or call 01992 586 969.

Please note: There are a maximum of 20 spaces available and if we have more than 20 applications then we will be using this application form to allocate spaces. Priority will be given to those who have not attended our Residential before.

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