Monday 27 August - Friday 31 August 2018

Dearne Valley, Kingswood, Doncaster (NEW SITE)

Participants 13-15 years; Facilitators: 21-35 years

£215
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Encounters is a residential camp that builds on the fun and excitement of Caring and Sharing, for youth aged 13-15 years old! It will take place from the 27th to 31st August 2018 at Dearne Valley, Kingswood which is set in 50 acres of beautiful countryside in South Yorkshire.

Participants will be challenged both physically and intellectually over the week, equipping them with key life skills whilst helping them develop self-confidence and a strong sense of belonging to the Ismaili community.

Individual:

  1. Achieve a personal objective set before camp
  2. Promote a balanced lifestyle through intellectual, physical and spiritual development
  3. Increase self-confidence and develop soft skills
  4. Develop and encourage the youth into future leaders

Community:

  1. Create an environment in which participants can understand how our ethics and values are relevant to our everyday lives
  2. Foster a sense of identity and pride in belonging to the Ismaili community
  3. Build long lasting friendships through challenging activities and workshops
  4. Develop a deeper understanding of service so that participants can become positive change-agents.

Participants: aged 13-15 years

 

Facilitators: aged 21-35 years

We are looking for Facilitators who are:

  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Ready to take the opportunity to engage with the youth of the Jamat, meet new people, and have a Summer to remember!
  • Dedicated, as you will need to spend time preparing and training for camp.

Through exciting outdoor activities, interactive team projects and fun evening entertainment, participants will have the opportunity to build meaningful and lasting friendships.  The week has been designed to encourage leadership and teamwork skills, problem-solving ability, resilience and confidence.

We are looking for Facilitators who are:

  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Ready to take the opportunity to engage with the youth of the Jamat, meet new people, and have a Summer to remember!
  • Dedicated, as you will need to spend time preparing and training for camp.

“I don’t think I’ve ever had such an amazing experience like this before. I have come back with so many amazing moments and a lot more confidence and knowledge, I have so much to tell my family and I think this trip has changed me in such a positive way so big shout out to all the facilitators for making this Encounters such a wonderful experience”

-Participant

“Disco was lit, campfire, meeting new people, having memories and laughter with friends, getting to know more about our religion”

-Participant

“This trip has been a beginning for my son to get back into the community where he belongs and this was thanks to you for organizing such an amazing event!”

-Parent

Applicants are asked to complete an online registration form with their details.

After this, successful applicants will be contacted back by Encounters to complete the payment stage via a unique link. With limited places available at camp, priority will be given to first time applicants. We will also be making an effort to ensure applicants from Europe and the regions are fairly represented at camp.

 

Unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Please note, refunds will only be issued in exceptional circumstances and on a case by case basis.​

Majid Hakamali (Project Leader)

Alysha Velji

Bizhan Govindji

Nikita Jiwan

Nadiya Amlani

Rahim Nota

Riaz Jaffer

Sadaf Baig

Ziyana Rajabali

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