Situated in twelve acres of beautiful Surry countryside, Woodlarks Camp Site enables children and adults with disabilities to enjoy a week outdoors, sleeping in a tent and taking part in a host of varied activities.
Woodlarks was established in 1930 and over the last 80 years has provided accessible camping for people with all kinds of disabilities. Here people discover unknown skills and abilities and make new friends in an environment designed to meet their individual needs.
The week long camps start in early may and run until September. Most people sleep in tents but for those unable to sleep under canvas there is a purpose built Dormitory which was opened in 2010. Two large tents have wooden floors so that a hoist may be used in it, and power points for breathing apparatus etc. Bathrooms, showers and toilets are easily accessible to wheelchair users, and a spacious indoor dining/leisure area will ensure you enjoy Woodlarks whatever the weather.
You’re not going to go hungry at Woodlarks either-the cookhouse has a wood-burning range and oven, which is situated next to a well equipped food preparation area. There are laundry facilities including two commercial washing machines and driers.
Each camp is organised by an experienced camp leader with the help of a team of committed and enthusiastic volunteers. Everyone who needs care or assistance has their own helper to support them through their holiday.
In 2009 Woodlarks was awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Services.