Skills Development

Camp Camp 2018: Root to Rise

Camp Camp is back!
Welcome to the summer residential for LGBT+ young people aged 15-25.
Get ready to open your mind and heart and discover all the magic that is waiting inside you.
The theme this year is “Root to Rise” and we will focus on getting up close and personal with our roots, our history,  knowing the land we stand on so we can grow from a solid foundation to go forward and make meaningful changes in our communities.

We will employ all kinds of creative methods to nurture our exploration – expect movement workshops, creative arts activities, delicious cooking and eating, self-development opportunities, self-care, and nourishing connections with like-hearted souls and the natural world.

This is an opportunity for self-development where you can learn new things, meet new people, challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone. Therefore we are asking for a slightly more serious commitment than for a purely recreational camp. Think of it as part creative play time, part retreat.

This year we will be running away to a beautiful converted church in the middle of the countryside. Get ready for campfires, stories, wide starry skies, and beautiful walks around the nearby lakes.

To apply, please read our Information Pack and Data Protection Policy, and fill out the Application Form and submit it to jess@thekitetrust.org.uk by 31st May 2018. We will get back to you by 8th June to inform you of the status of your application.

Please note that we prioritise new applicants in order to support as many people to take part in Camp Camp as possible, but we do reserve a limited number of places for those who have attended previously.

 

QUACY: Queer Arts Cambridge Youth

After  QUACY’s first  successful production “What you don’t see” . We are starting a new season of this new exciting drama group for LGBT+  young people.

QUACY is a weekly theatre based group for young LGBT+ people to come together and engage in a program of positive activities that will help to reduce isolation, improve confidence and self-esteem and improve knowledge and awareness of issues affecting them.

We’ll have a lot of fun together , doing different theatre games, exploring diverse performing techniques, sharing, expressing ourselves and developing our unique play.

We are welcoming new members for the new group starting on March 22nd, we meet weekly on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30pm

If you would like to join us, or you know somebody who would like to be part of this new exciting project you can contact us!

jess@thekitetrust.org.uk

tel. 01223 369508

 

 

Ongoing

Developing the skills and talents of our young people is central to the face-to-face work we deliver.

One on one, we may work with a young person to enhance their interpersonal skills, talk about budgeting and CVs, physical, mental, and emotional well-being, as well as meeting their support needs.

In our youth groups, we explore activities concerning sexual health, cookery skills and healthy eating, mindfulness, as well as creative crafts and artistic projects. We run particular programs such as Young Pink and Talented where the young people manage their own creative projects, developing skills around leadership, research, communication and time management.

Peer mentoring is a way for young people to volunteer with us and gain useful personal and workplace skills based around our work in schools. They benefit hugely from public speaking, sharing their experiences and educating each other.

If you would like to find out about skills development opportunities for under 25s please get in touch.

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