Free residential camps for children with health challenges


Free recreational activity camps will provide children with health challenges -and their families- with the experience of a lifetime. The residential camps are scheduled to take place in various locations across the UK from April to October. Families interested in signing up for the residential camps- which are also available to siblings affected by health challenges – can apply now. 

Over The Wall, the charity that organises the therapeutic camps, aims to present children with the opportunity to experience the magic of camp through activities such as kayaking, fishing, climbing, swimming, dancing, taking part in challenge courses, archery, arts & crafts, talent shows, discos and much more.  


The charity is a member of the international SeriousFun Children’s Network, which was founded by Hollywood legend, Paul Newman.


The Over The Wall camps will also be made available to siblings who have brothers or sisters that are receiving treatment or experiencing health challenges, allowing them to also enjoy the magic of the residential camps.


The camp locations -which will have an onsite medical environment facilitated by highly trained medical professionals, (available 24 hours a day)- will offer activities that will allow the children to face challenges, overcome obstacles and achieve more than they ever imagined possible.


Children with a wide variety of illnesses and diseases including cancer and leukaemia, blood disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, skin conditions -such as severe eczema, multiple severe allergies, heart conditions, kidney disease, neurological disorders and many more, can apply.


Over The Wall will also be recruiting for local volunteers for its camps, as well as nurses, doctors and paramedics. If you can help, register your interest now by calling Over The Wall on 02392 477110.


CEO of the charity, Kevin Mathieson says, “We hope to see a record number of children and families applying this year. The amount of children experiencing Over The Wall’s camps grows annually, allowing us to help more children and families to achieve, develop, experience, learn and above all- have fun.”


To find out more about dates and locations visit the OTW website. If you have, or know of a child, or family that would benefit from the Over The Wall’s camp, (or you are interested in volunteering)- you can contact Over The Wall or apply directly at

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