Snow Camp uses a unique combination of snow sports, life-skills sessions, qualifications and vocational opportunities to support young people from inner cities. The charity works in London, Glasgow, Bristol Cardiff and the Midlands.

The charity runs five different programmes for 13-21 year olds:

First Tracks – introductory training in skiing and snowboarding, along with life-skills focussing on independence, responsibility, confidence and self-esteem. Once they complete the course young people gain an accredited Snowsport England/Scotland/Wales Snowlife Award

Graduate – this programme offers the opportunity to further develop snowsports skills over six weekends. Young people attend life-skills sessions focussing on vocational opportunities with presentations from industry representatives. Upon completion, students gain an ASDAN Level 1 Youth qualification in Sport and Fitness

Excel – once a young person reaches this level they are motivated and ready to pursue a career in the snowsports industry. Over 10 weeks young people train to become qualified Snowsport England/Scotland ski or snowboarding instructors. They also experience their first trip to the mountains, broadening their horizons on a personal and an educational level.

Apprenticeships – Five you people who have completed the first three programmes are provided with full-time employment for one year with Snow Camp. This includes work placement in Snowsports companies, along with NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership and a BASI Level 1 Snowsports Instructor qualification.

Our Foundation is funding an apprenticeship for Zulekha Dennis from London who is skier and is working at Elllis Brigham in St Pauls during her apprenticeship, along with instructing at Snow Zone Hemel Hempstead at the weekends.