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Odyssians offers its biggest activities ever with help from Adaptavist

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Fri, 8 Jul 2016 Culture
Odyssians offers its biggest activities ever with help from Adaptavist

Odyssians offers its biggest activities ever with help from Adaptavist

 

For over 20 years, Odyssians has been running inclusive summer camps for people with a wide range of physical disabilities. Support from its volunteers and sponsors like Adaptavist means that, this year, the Odyssians Camp will offer its biggest and most exciting activities in its history.

Odyssians is an activity camping holiday for young adults who have physical disabilities and able-bodied people who work together to have an awesome time. It has run since 1994 and this year it takes place from 27th August to 3rd September.

Varied and exciting

The annual camp is a chance for people who usually live relatively sedate lives to enjoy a varied and exciting week. For the able-bodied volunteers, it's hard work but rewarding.

Odyssians has no paid staff, relying on the enthusiasm and commitment of a team of volunteers. Adaptavist will be supporting the Odyssians with team members getting involved and committing their time under its involvement in the Pledge 1% initiative.

Helping make it bigger and better

Adaptavist has also made a donation of £2,500 to Odyssians and is helping to implement the Atlassian Confluence wiki to help them with information sharing, planning and collaboration around the event. The donation will enable Odyssians to plan their biggest activities ever including an activity day involving archery, rocket building, bath-tub racing and air-rifle shooting, whilst still keeping the charge to attendees affordable.

More volunteers always needed

There is currently a waiting list of campers who would like to attend this year's camp. If Odyssians had even more volunteers, more people could go. If you or your organisation could volunteer, please contact Tom Harris at tom@odyssians.com or visit www.odyssians.com.

Odyssians is registered charity in England and Wales (1160461).


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