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Dear Flysheet children, families and carers,

We are very sorry to announce that, due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis, we will not be running a camp at Whitsun half-term this year. We realise this will be very disappointing for everyone and we are desperately sad to have to cancel the camp. We all spend the year looking forward to camp, however young or old we are, and will miss our wonderful times in the woods. It is going to be a difficult time for all of us, but Flysheet Camps will continue to run camps when the crisis is over and into the future. The woods will still be there as well as our hut full of stores and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2021.

If you want to help us out with our work we would love it if you donated something to help run future camps below:

Mick has made a playlist on Spotify called Flysheet and we hope to put out some little films to keep the Flysheet flame alive in our hearts.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about our programme for next year.

We are a registered charity which takes children aged between 8 and 16 on low cost camping holidays, children that might otherwise not get a holiday.

We are run entirely by volunteers.

The children come from various parts of the country and the camps provide an excellent opportunity for the children to learn more about their environment and each other’s regions.

Flysheet provides the equipment, tents etc for the children to use, so we need all the help we can get!

Download an information leaflet (2 pages)

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Aims and objectives
  • To build a community for week where people camp together as group, learn to take responsibility for themselves, grow and experiment in a safe and caring environment.
  • To be creative through music, arts, crafts and friendship.
  • To develop curiosity about each other and the world around us.
  • To co-operate and share.
  • To be valued and value what others do.
  • Learn new skills, survive in the outdoors and be close to nature.
How the camps are organised

Camps are a communal holiday for Staff and Children. They only run well as a community when everyone in the group shares out the work and joins together in the activities. Everyone is expected to do their fair share of jobs such as water/wood fetching and cooking.

Rights and responsibilities

You have these rights

  • That you will be looked after and cared for.
  • To be treated equally and respectfully by everyone on camp.
  • To take part in camp meetings and say what you think.
  • To join in any of the activities offered on camp.
  • To complain to staff about anything or anyone you think is unfair and to have your complaint taken seriously.
  • To feel safe and happy.
  • To talk to any staff you choose if any staff or child has done something you feel upset or worried about.

…and these responsibilities

  • To treat everybody fairly regardless of their age, sex, colour, disability, sexuality or religion.
  • To keep the agreed safety rules of each camp.
  • To help run the camp by doing your share of cooking, fetching wood and water etc.
  • Not to harass or bully anyone and to tell staff if you see other children being harassed or bullied.
  • Not to steal anything from anyone else