NFS Summer Camp bookings close in 1 week

It’s the final week of booking for the New Family Social summer camp 2017. The camp’s a unique opportunity for LGBT adopters and foster carers to spend a long weekend together with their children and many other LGBT parented families.

Now in its eighth year the camp takes place in the Midlands in August. There’s a packed schedule for all who come, with events for children of all ages, as well as for adults. All activities are organised by LGBT volunteers and allies.

The activities aren’t compulsory – if you just want to chill out with your family you can do that too! However, you will need to accompany your child to all events.

There’s also time set aside for families who’ve not attended before to mingle and meet others.  You’re welcome to come along even if you don’t have a child yet – it’s a great way to get to know others.

You can cater for yourself or use the onsite caterers (at an additional cost).

Check out some of the activities for your children below!

Activities for Teenies

  • Craft/ Bubbles
  • Baking cookies/ biscuit icing
  • Pond dipping
  • Grass sledging
  • Nature trail
  • Bat watching
  • Parachutes
  • Mini zoo visit
  • Talent contest
  • Silent disco
  • Pottery
  • Treasure hunt
  • Cinema night

 

Activities for Tweens

  • Craft
    Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Crate-stacking
  • Zip-wire
  • Archery
  • Rounders
  • Baking cookies
  • Pond dipping
  • Zombies
  • Grass sledging
  • Nature trail
  • Bat watching
  • Street games
  • Defend the flag
  • Talent show
  • Mini zoo visit
  • Dodge ball
  • Den building
  • Pottery
  • Jail break
  • Treasure hunt
  • Grass sledging
  • Cinema night

Activities for Teens/ nearly teens

  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Crate-stacking
  • Zip-wire
  • Archery
  • Rounders
  • Craft
  • Baking cookies
  • Pond dipping
  • Zombies
  • Grass sledging
  • Nature trail
  • Bat watching
  • Defend the flag
  • Street games
  • Talent show
  • Guerilla science
  • Dodge ball
  • Den building
  • Pottery
  • Treasure hunt
  • Cinema night (no under 10s)

 

Day tickets are also available for anybody that wants all the fun, but not so much of the camping!

 

What people say about New Family Social’s summer camp:

‘So good to be around similar families, it feels like coming home’
‘The activities were great for all ages, the facilities were good in general, the volunteers were brilliant!’
‘There were lots of creative things for the kids to do’

 

 

Published in NFS news on March 23, 2017