The weekend eid camp for muslim children aged between 9 and 18 years old, brought together 66 children and team of 12 adult volunteers from across the country, to celebrate the end of Ramadhan in a weekend filled with outdoor activities, creative play and spiritual practice.
This is the first of its kind in Somerset with a huge success with all camp goals being achieved including connecting with nature and making friends.
Prior to the camp many of the young had reported emotional and social challenges, many positive outcomes, on both young people and the adults, came as a result of the camp.
Some volunteers who suffer from mental ill health (bipolar/anxiety) found that due to the supportive nature of the camp they were able to take part in activities that they have never tried before or did not think they would have the confidence to do
100% of adults and children reported an increase in self-esteem, confidence and happiness! How brilliant is that?
One child aged 9 from London asked they could stay behind as they did not want to return to the city and loved the experience so much.
87% (66) reported never seeing the sea before and 87% (66) had never seen a horse in its natural environment before so it really was a very special camp.
What a fantastic experience had by all and everyone at SSE Kilve Court is very much looking forward to welcoming the Eid camp again in 2020!