It's the greatest challenge on the Derby Kids' Camp calendar and we need all our volunteers, family and friends to come along and join us to get Camp built in time for the kids arriving at the weekend!
Summer Camp takes place in our 'canvas village', which includes 12 various marquees, 10 children's tents and a whole barn FULL of equipment to make Derby Kids' Camp the best serviced, most comfortable holiday for all our children and volunteers.
In just 2.5 days, we build the entire Camp - starting from an empty field - to make sure we're ready for the Week 1 team to arrive and kick Summer Camp off on the Saturday lunchtime.
Building Camp takes all sorts to complete a whole host of varying tasks - from the most physical or technical (building huge marquees and installing gas & electrics) to the lighter work involved (arranging the kitchen, sorting the food stores and clothes stores, or making all the beds!). So there really is a job for everyone - no matter how strong, technical or otherwise you may be!
Whether you are a volunteer on Camp this year or are just interested in helping build it, we would love to have you join us for the build. Join us from Thursday through 'til Saturday, or drop in to help out for a few hours - every fresh face and extra spare pair of hands will make a massive difference to ensure Camp is built and ship shape - ready for the 5 weeks of Camp.
Helpers during the build period are welcome to join us to camp over night on the Thursday and Friday (no camping fee) and everyone (no matter how long you're there to help) will be well fed and watered throughout the Camp Build period.