Giving kids a break

About Us

Derby Kids' Camp is a 100% volunteer-run charity committed to providing FREE holidays for many of Derby City and Derbyshire's most deserving young children.

With the hard work and support of an amazing group of experienced and enthusiastic, unpaid volunteers, these children benefit from what may be their only opportunity of a holiday this year - enjoying an exciting, fun, free break in the great outdoors!

Since its launch in 1973, the charity has steadily grown to provide more than 300 children with an exciting, fun, well serviced and comfortable camping holiday during the summer period every single year.

Children nominated for a Derby Kids' Camp free holiday will experience an adventure holiday in the Derbyshire/Staffordshire countryside for a week long holiday, during which they will enjoy a wide range of activities including crafts, music, sports, walks, campfires, magicians, swimming trips, adventure playgrounds, farm trips, dressing up and more in the best equipped 'canvas village' environment you can imagine!

In addition to our main summer camps, DKC also funds and runs a number of specialised adventure holiday weekends for older children and young carers and children with more specific specialised needs.

Here on the Derby Kids' Camp website you'll find loads of information for the children joining us for a holiday on Camp this Summer, for volunteers old and new to Camp and for fundraisers, supporters and those just interested in finding out more about our Charity...