The Club recently took some of the members and volunteers to Granville Lodge Care Home in Shirehampton to interact with them and listen to stories from the Residents, creating a bond between the Youth Club and the Residential Care Home.
3 of our members have completed a Snow camp course.
Jamie Wilson has now completed the Excel Course which is a young persons biggest step in Snow-Camp. The course takes place over 10 weeks in the UK and a week long life changing residential trip to the Alps. Young people master their own skiing or snowboarding and are coached how to teach others to learn to ski or snowboard. Young people work towards their Snowsport England Level 1 Instructor Qualification, First Aid Certificate and Safeguarding certificate.
The Residential trip gives young people the chance to complete their 35 shadowing hours, assisting internally qualified instructors with their lessons in the mountains, necessary for the qualification. The Snowsport England Level 1 is fully employable at UK Dry slopes and Indoor Snow Domes and is just one pathway young people may want to take after the course.
This is partly financed by Snowcamp and Avon Youth Club. Jamie has participated in various fund raising activities, including a Swimathon and sponsored skiing laps.