A week away from life’s pressures boosts young people’s wellbeing and confidence – and can cost as little as £35
I’m in an activity centre near the Worcestershire town of Bewdley, watching a game of “giants and pixies” and picking dried banana out of my hair after a “spa session” this morning, where I was treated to a hand massage and a homemade face mask. This is not your average children’s camp. Nobody is abseiling or caving and there has only been one woodcraft session so far.
“Shall we go to the den and play werewolves?” shouts Gabe, an assistant with a broad grin, described by 11-year-old Alistair as “the very best camp monitor we could have got”.