We are delighted to welcome Andrew from Snow Camp UK to the Young Bristol Office.
Andrew is a passionate advocate of using snowsports to empower individuals of any age and has spent many years teaching able and disable people to ski in Italy, Japan and Australia. Since moving back to the UK in 2016, Andrew has taken on the role of Bristol and Cardiff Programme Manager where he’s pleased to pass on his knowledge and love for snowsports to inner-city young people, to show them the professional opportunities available in the industry as well as the social and health benefits they will receive as a result of Snow-Camp’s programmes. Andrew needs no persuading to go for a slide on the snow and will more than likely be the one twisting your arm. But now back in the UK and away from the mountains, golf, rugby and road cycling are back on the agenda.
Snow-Camp are a youth charity empowering inner-city young people with snow-sports, life-skills, qualifications and vocational opportunities since 2003. With launch dates in the Spring and Summer Snow-Camp are working closely with Young Bristol to promote their First Tracks programme to young people in Bristol. With Andrew at the helm of the Bristol programmes they hope to affect and change young people’s lives in a positive light increasing their motivations and aspirations to enable them to gain employment. Working alongside youth projects and youth support providers Snow-Camp ensure they are helping those most in need of their support.
• ENGAGE youth by providing a young-people-friendly journey of accessible programmes.
• TEACH youth-at-risk the skills they need to raise their aspirations improve life chances and gain employment opportunities.
• IMPROVE levels of accessibility and participation in snow sports for inner-city young people.
• PROVIDE an environment where young people can thrive, develop and have fun.
Targeting young people ages 13-21 for the First Tracks programme, this 2-day introductory course gives young people the opportunity to try skiing and snowboarding for the first time. Over the two days progression is monitored and the feeling of sliding down the slope provides a very real sense of achievement in a short period of time. At the end of the course all participants gain a Snowsport England accredited Snow-Life award. Further more for every hour spent on the slope the same time will be spent reflecting on the skills developed on the slope through collective life-skills sessions.
Beyond the First Tracks programme Snow-Camp run Graduate and Excel programmes where young people have the opportunity to really develop their snow-sport skills. Young people have the opportunity to gain further qualifications supporting employment in the snow-sports industry and are supported with talks and presentations from industry professionals.
An exciting new opportunity for young people in Bristol, Snow-Camp are looking forward to working closely with Young Bristol to engage young people in the exciting world of snow-sports. If you would like to chat to Andrew about the programmes please call him on: 07732 204767 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org