4 September 2018
WheelPower are pleased to announce their latest WheelPower Feel Inspired Junior Sports Camp is coming up on the 16th October 2018! This event is being held at Stoke Mandeville and will include sports such as table tennis, basketball, archery, fencing and tennis! The camp is open to people aged 12-18.
Entry to the event is FREE with family and friends also welcome to participate.
WheelPower’s Feel Inspired Junior Camps are a great way for young people aged 12-18 with a disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment and all activity is adapted to suit your abilities. The Camps are a great way to make new friends, improve your health and have fun!
Registration is from 9.30am and the camp will finish at approximately 2:30pm.
There is plenty of accessible parking at the Stadium – make sure you give your vehicle registration number to reception and then parking is free all day!
The Stadium also has accessible toilets and changing facilities.
Entry to the event is FREE including lunch which will be provided.
Accommodation, if required, will be available on the nights of the 15th and 16th at the Olympic Lodge, Stoke Mandeville Stadium at an additional cost.
The deadline for registration and camp payment is the 5th October 2018.
Who is the Camp for?
The Feel Inspired Junior Sports Camp is open to young people with physical or mild sensory impairments between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age, please note however younger participants may be included at the organisers discretion.
If any of the young people’s siblings or friends (of camp age) want to attend as well to enable them to take part in the activities togther then they are more than welcome – just let us know. The activities on offer can cater for disabled and non-disabled people.
We are expecting between 30 to 80 young people to attend the Camp.
Sports and activities:
The sports and activities at the Camp may include archery, cue sports, indoor athletics, shooting, table tennis, tennis and wheelchair basketball.
These activities are all about having fun, learning new skills and receiving coaching – this may include a small element of competition but this is optional.
Everyone will be welcomed to take part and the sports and activities will be suitable for you at a level at which you will feel comfortable.
Each sport will last for approximately 35-minutes but young people can go at their own pace and have rests when needed.
All of our sports coaches are qualified, have DBS checks and have lots of experience of delivering activity to young people who have different impairments and needs.
All young people attending can discuss their needs and support with the Event Manager and sport coaches in a safe and private environment before starting an activity.
For some of the sports at the camp you will be required to use your own wheelchair. Please ensure, if applicable, that you bring a chair that you are willing to use in activities at the Camp. WheelPower’s sports wheelchairs will be available for certain sports.