“It’s a shame we’re going home”
In August we teamed up with YHA to pilot Family Activity Camps. YHA donated the breaks to us, and we were able to give short breaks to groups of families at YHA Edale.
This is one family’s story…
Simon attended with his wife and two children. With a long-term disability, he welcomed the opportunity to holiday as a family after more than three years of not being able to do so. It was also the first time that any of them had been in a hostel.
Of the benefits of the break, Simon talked about ‘feeling better within himself’. He especially liked the ‘adult space’ they had. With the kids running on ahead and playing with others under the supervision of staff and support workers, they could walk at their own pace and talk. This allowed them to get close to each other and do things together.
The time spent doing various activities (of which he liked the ‘leap of faith’ the most), exploring the greenspaces, making friends and trying new things resulted in great memories for him and his family. Simon emphasised just how much they had enjoyed their time at YHA Edale, he said: ‘it’s a shame we are going home’.