WheelPower's Junior Sports 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!
- Saturday 25th November 2017
- Registration is from 9.15am and the camp will finish at approximately 4pm.
- 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.
- The entry fee is £9.00 per participant and £5.00 per parent/guardian and a lunch will be provided.
- Accommodation, if required, will be available on Friday and Saturday night at the Olympic Lodge, Stoke Mandeville Stadium at an additional cost.
The deadline for registration and camp payment is Friday 10th November 2017.
Who is the Camp for?
- The Junior Sports Camp is open to young people with physical or mild sensory impairments between the ages of twelve and eighteen years of age. We shall also accept entry forms from those young people who would not traditionally fit within ‘disability sport classification’ such as those with dyspraxia, epilepsy or some form of internal organ dysfunction or absence.
- The aim of this broader definition is to make some form of provision for those young people who are unable to ‘fit in’ to mainstream PE/sport provision but who also do not qualify for disability provision.
- 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 together 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 25 and 50 young people to attend the Camp.
Sports and activities:
- The sports and activities at the Camp will 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 45-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.
If you want to have a chat and find out more or ask any questions please contact Ollie Buncombe who is the Event Manager at WheelPower on: