Support Camp


Applications for the 2019 support camp are now open!  Camp takes place from 30th July-3rd August near Wolverhampton in Staffordshire Please click here to apply. To apply to be a volunteer camp leader please click here, and to apply to be a volunteer key worker, please click here. 

See below short film for more information about out support camp:

About camp

The last camp took place in Kent from 14th-18th August 2018. 102 children and young people living with HIV, aged 11-16 came from across the UK and Ireland to attend. The theme of the camp was 'My journey and finding my way', and included workshops and talks that focused on understanding what HIV is (and isn't), talking about HIV and learning from other people's experiences; TED style talks from young adults living with HIV, as well as outdoor and creative activities. Read the evaluation report here. You can also read our camp 2018 newsletter here. 



Since the first camp in 2010, we have run ‘Freedom To Be’ annually. The camp sees young people aged between 11-16 travel from all over the UK and Ireland come together for 5 days. Everyone who attends is HIV positive. During camp, there are mandatory workshops on issues related to growing up and living well with HIV, creative and outdoor activities which encourage expression and sharing this experience, as well as free time to build friendships.

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