Cornish Summer Camp For Young People aged 13-16

Posted on: 10th March 2016

Cornish Summer Camp For Young People aged 13-16 in July 2016 .

A fun packed 10 day residential programme planned for July 2016 offering young people from Cornwall a unique opportunity to explore and celebrate their shared Celtic language and culture alongside young people visiting from Brittany. The event will have great trips out, loads of great food and a chance to meet and spend time with some other great young people. There will only be a £50 contribution required towards the whole cost of the 10 days. Pre-camp selection day is in Newquay on April 9th with a chance to learn some Cornish language and meet the other young people from Cornwall. If you think you’re interested complete the form at the end.

This Youth project is promoted by Conseil Departemental du Finistere and Cornwall Council as part of their Protocol of Co-operation and facilitation of bilateral exchanges Background Cornwall has an amazing history, culture and language. All around us we are surrounded by people, places and environments that are found nowhere else in the world. From a beautiful Celtic language, a rich cultural heritage to world renowned UNESCO heritage sites, the people of Cornwall have much to be proud of. We share much of our Celtic identity with our cousins in Brittany, the Bretons, and in the spirit of understanding, this project is designed to share our beautiful land with our Breton cousins and learn about our common bonds. There may be an opportunity for a return visit to Brittany in 2017. This project offers our young people the chance to grow through fun activities, great visits. Young people are our future and will inherit our world, with all of our help they will be ready to do so. Programme The project will run from 14th July to 23rd July under the auspices of Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek from Cornwall and the Breton youth organisation UPABAR. We will be spending those days camping in Tehidy Country Park. We will have a full programme of visits and activities around Cornwall to show our Celtic cousins from Brittany but also for Cornish young people to learn alongside them. These visits and activities will help young people learn all about Cornwall and Brittany and share exciting experiences such as forest schools, local food (including sharing our secret pasty recipes!), campfire evenings, coastal walks and more. More than that though, most of all, we want our young people to have great fun and have an experience they will remember through their lives. Cost and sign up We believe that cost should not be a barrier to young people’s life chances. Therefore, subject to grant funding, we have managed to reduce the cost to £50 for the entire 10 day programme. It is not possible for young people to only come for parts of the camp, or for day visits. Schools will be asked to release their students to attend this valuable educational opportunity. There will be a selection/preparation afternoon for the Cornish young people in Newquay on the afternoon of the 9th April. (Venue details will be sent to you after application form is received). During this day young people will learn a bit of Cornish language and meet other young people who may be attending. To apply for the opportunity of a place please fill out the details below and return to : Chairman’s Office, Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY Closing date for expression of interest applications is 31st March 2016 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Young Person’s Name:                                                                  Date of Birth:

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School attended:

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I agree for my son/daughter to attend this residential camp if selected and understand they must come to a selection day in Newquay on the 9th April.

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