Snow Camp 2018/19: Sadie's Story
Snow Camp is an amazing national youth charity that helps young people from inner cities turn their lives around through skiing, snowboarding, life skills training, qualifications and work experience. Their approach is to engage young people by providing a year-long programme at artificial and indoor ski slopes in the UK. The time the young people spend on the slopes with them is further complemented by their bespoke life skills sessions which have been designed to help them reflect upon the skills they are developing whilst learning to ski or snowboard. In addition to the life skills learnt, they gain accredited qualifications at each stage, with Snow Camp providing a number of work experience and volunteering opportunities.
Snow Camp’s objectives are to; develop life skills, broaden horizons and break down barriers, promote qualifications, and achieve positive change. Since 2003, Snow Camp has supported 10,164 young people, and this year PT Ski are delighted to be sponsoring a disadvantaged young person through the programme. 21 year-old Sadie from Hereford became homeless at 18, and for a number of reasons has suffered confidence and relationship issues since. She has since forged new friendships and conquered many of her fears through her enrolment in Snow Camp. Sadie has now gained qualifications, and will continue in the programme until June. Read her truly inspirational story here.