East Suffolk Council is excited to announce the return of Operation Camouflage. Working with the Army Welfare Service children and young people aged 8 – 16 years old that live in or go to school in East Suffolk can attend this action packed activity taking place at Sutton Heath, near Woodbridge.
The aim of the programme, organised by East Suffolk Council and the Army Welfare Service (AWS) is to bring together young people to challenge themselves and develop new skills.
Every Tuesday to Thursday from 25th July to 17th August there will be a mix of physical, creative, educational and adventurous activities on offer including football freestyling, dance, bushcraft, first aid, it’s a knockout and much more. Every day there will be snacks and lunch provided to everyone that comes along.
Funding has been secured from the Army Benevolent Fund, HM Treasury and the East Suffolk Holiday Activity Fund to offer free places to those that are eligible for free school and provide transport is available to those young people that go to school in the catchment areas of Farlingaye and Kesgrave High School and all participants will have snacks and lunch provided.
If you are not eligible for free school meals, then there are limited spaces available at a cost of £22.50 per day.
East Suffolk Council and the Army Welfare Service have been delivering Operation Camouflage since 2008 with the programme being designed to give young people from Military Families and those living in East Suffolk an opportunity to be active over the summer holidays and provide safe and positive activities.
In 2014, the scheme was shortlisted for the Youth Justice Award in the Children and Young People Now Awards. This category recognises the initiative that has made the biggest contribution to improving the life chances of young offenders, or those at risk of offending or reoffending. In 2019, the scheme won the Suffolk Strengthen Your Community Award at the Suffolk High Sheriff’s Awards. This category recognises initiatives that contribute to improving your local community.