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Recruits wanted for Operation Camouflage

Posted by East Suffolk Communications Team on 24 May 2019 | Comments

Children in East Suffolk are being asked to put their best foot forward to have fun this summer - as the award winning Operation Camouflage returns to the area.

The military-themed summer activity returns for the twelfth year running from Monday 12 August to Thursday 15 August 2019 at Rock Barracks, Sutton – the home of 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment.

Cllr Letitia Smith, East Suffolk Cabinet Member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism, said:

“Operation Camouflage is a fantastic event for children to take part in during the summer and we have seen it grow year on year.

“Our partnership with the Army means that we can bring together young people from very different backgrounds and help them tackle challenges and learn new skills in a positive and safe environment.”

Rest assured there will be no marching or spit and polish, but lots of fun-filled activities, including climbing, laser tag, dodgeball, bush craft, first aid skills, forensic science and much more.

The action-packed event is for young people aged between 8 - 16 years from East Suffolk and young people from military families based at Colchester, Watisham and Woodbridge.

Further information

The scheme recently won the ‘Suffolk Strengthen Your Community’ award at the Suffolk High Sheriff Awards for the partnership working between the Council and the Army Welfare Team.

Operation Camouflage takes place at the Rock Barracks Army base at Sutton Heath, near Woodbridge.

Young people need to be dropped off and collected from the Alan Crompton Hall outside the barracks every day.

It costs £90 to participate. This includes all kit, activities and lunch.

Children must be able to attend all four days (Monday – Friday) 9am – 4.45pm and take paert in a variety of physical activities and challenges as part of a team.

Children must wear comfortable clothes, such as tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt. Two pairs of trainers are needed for indoor and outdoor activities.

For more information and to sign up, go to the Operation Camouflage page.