PATH has run Camping Projects and camping trips since 2006.
The original project was a chance to bring together children from different play projects from throughout Tower Hamlets, and a group from Lambeth too. They got a holiday in the countryside – a chance to climb trees, play in the mud, sleep out under the stars and cook food over a camp fire.
The workers atteding all had to take part in a short training programme to ready them for the outdoors life; tent care, leading trips and residential and outdoor skills.
Thanks to a number of grants we were able to purchase tents, sleeping bags and eating equipment. These items are still available for the use of Tower Hamlets play projects and have been well used even since the camping project ceased to be.