Tomorrow’s leaders get new camp to hone skills

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YOUNG leaders of tomorrow will learn skills at a new residential camp.

The YMCA’s regional centre at Fairthorne Manor in Curdridge has started the Young Leaders in Action scheme, designed specifically for older teenagers.

Claire Percival, community projects co-ordinator, said: ‘I am really excited about this new camp and the opportunities it opens up for 16 to 18-year-olds.

‘This is a fantastic chance for young people to develop the confidence and leadership skills needed to move into the world of work, training or education.’ Spending seven nights under canvas, young people will take part in a series of hands-on activities.

They will put their skills into use by working alongside YMCA staff with children and young people.

Based in the manor’s 111 acres of park and woodland, participants will build confidence in leading as well as working as part of a team and will gain the skills to develop and deliver activities for children and young people.

For more information on the scheme, contact (01489) 785228.

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