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Notts YMCA brings Camp Williams to West Bridgford for the summer

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Nottinghamshire YMCA will be debuting advanced skills sessions, including skateboarding and music, for 8-15 year olds at their camp for young people –  Camp Williams, at the Nottingham Emmanuel School West Bridgford throughout August 2018.

At Camp Williams, all children aged 4-15 get to take part in a variety of exciting groups activities over the course of a week, including sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and camp rallies. Plus, campers aged 8-15 take part in special sessions called skills clinics, designed to enhance their confidence and capability in a range of exciting skills. The new advanced skills clinics are being introduces for the first time this summer, allowing campers to focus on mastering one specific skill over the course of a week.

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The full range of skills clinics on offer for 8-15 year olds this summer includes: crafts, films and photography, climbing, game design, archery, science, cooking, paddle sports, football, skateboarding, basketball, music, dance, drama and theatre, mountain biking, journalism (NEW), scootering (NEW), golf (NEW)

Skills clinics are just one of the ways in which Camp Williams promotes positive, experience-led development for young people. Children from the age of four take part in swimming, camp rallies, group games, and Camp Fire Fridays, making friends and lasting memories along the way. Camp Williams helps to build self-esteem, giving young people the confidence that they need to seek exciting, fulfilling experiences in adult life.

Steffen Benbow, Camps and Adventure Services Manager at Nottinghamshire YMCA, said: “Skills clinics are perfect opportunities for children to discover a new talent that could potentially change their life. How do you know you can work for somewhere like Ubisoft if you never get to have a go at game design? How will you get to be a world champion kayaker if you never try kayaking? What’s great about Camp Williams is that it’s a safe space to try these things. I love that we can provide the children here with opportunities to try out so many different and exciting activities.”

Advanced skills clinics sessions must be booked in advance. To book Camp Williams call 01157 117 006. You can visit the website to find out more: www.nottsymca.com/williams

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