Who We Are
The Longmynd Adventure Camp is managed and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. Our primary aim is to provide free or subsidised respite breaks for disadvantaged children, especially those that have never experienced the countryside before. We are one Shropshire’s oldest charities benefiting children. We achieve this without any regular Government or Local Authority funding, by letting the Camp to recognised child welfare, educational, social and vocational groups. Some of this income is applied to accommodating disadvantaged children from Shropshire and other parts of the West Midlands.
Outdoor Activity Centre in Shropshire
The Adventure Camp facilities are maintained and managed by the Trustees of the Longmynd Adventure Camp, one of Shropshire’s oldest children’s charities.We let the Camp’s facilities to recognised child welfare, social and educational organisations. A condition of booking is that each group must have a Child Protection Policy to govern the staffing and child welfare management of their stay at the Camp. The Charity no longer runs camps where it is responsible for the provision of paid or voluntary staff. Instead, the Trustees offer the use of the facilities to groups of socially disadvantaged children on a discretionary basis, either on a free or reduced tariff basis.
Outdoor Activity Centre for Child and Youth Organisations
The Camp can be ‘fully’ or ‘partially’ hired for two or more days, dependent on whether or not the group needs to use the bunkhouse accommodation. All bookings are subject to availability with preference given to groups booking complete weeks.The Camp season runs from March to October inclusive each year.
In 2006, LMAC was awarded the “Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service”. The award was presented to our chairman, Don Rogers, by the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire (Sir Algernon Heber-Percy) at Shirehall in Shrewsbury. In 2007 Don and our then treasurer/fund raiser Malcolm Hoad were invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace!
In 2012 Don was presented to Her Majesty during her celebratory jubilee visit to Shropshire. Sadly no photos survive of this momentous event, but we don’t think that he has washed his hand since!
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