15 Aug 2022

Creggan Country Park announces £20,000 boost to deliver free programmes for young people

Creggan Country Park has secured £20,000 to deliver free programmes for young people from throughout the city. In an announcement about the funding, a spokesperson said: "We are delighted to announce that the Northern Ireland Executive and Education Authority have awarded us almost £20,000 to deliver three TBUC Camps Programme for young people aged 11-19 living in the Moor, Waterside and Foyleside District Electoral Areas. "Our camp is unique in that it's not just a summer camp but an eight month packed programme resulting in a Star 1 Canoeing Qualification and certificate in First Aid! "We want young people in our city to have a better, brighter future and so our camp will do just that! It will act as the first stepping stone on the journey to becoming a fully qualified water sports. "On top of all that, participants will make new friends, see new places, try out new activities, have better understanding of other cultures and above all - have fun! "We are running an information session on Monday 9th July for young people living in these areas to come along and find out what our camp is about, get a tour of our facilities, meet our team and enjoy a BBQ. See times for each age group below: 10am - 12noon: 11-13 year olds 1pm - 3pm: 14 - 16 year olds 4pm - 6pm: 17 - 19 year olds "Our camp will provide transport for Waterside participants and lunch will be provided free for all participants at each workshop. "Did we mention it's all FREE? "To book a place at our information session on Monday 9th July call 71363 133 or email #adventureonyourdoorstep"

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