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Summer Sports Camps for children with disabilities

SDS Summer Sports Camp 2017

Wednesday 5th July 2017 — Fri 7th July 2017

Inverclyde Centre, Largs

For Young People with Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments

Scottish Disability Sports is delighted to be co-ordinating the seventeenth annual Summer Sports Camp for young people with a physical disability and or sensory impairment. We are again fortunate to be supported by long-term partners Better Breaks and Celtic FC Foundation and sportscotland. The camp will include a comprehensive selection of sport and physical activity along with an evening social programme. The camp introduces children to a range of sport and physical activity and empowers them to become more independent and responsible whilst increasing their confidence alongside an opportunity to participate in adapted, inclusive sport with their peers.

The Venue

Following a very successful two-year hiatus in the Highlands SDS returns to its spiritual Summer Camp home of the sportscotland Inverclyde Centre, Largs. The centre has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and is now among the most accessible sport and residential centres in the UK.


The camp will be open to all young people aged 10 – 18 years with a physical disability and/or sensory impairment. Places on this camp are limited, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

*NB Athletes outside this age range may apply, however priority will be given to athletes who fit the 10 – 18 age bracket.


The aim of the camp is to introduce participants to a variety of activities over the three days in a fun and safe environment. All sessions will be led by qualified coaches currently involved in the Scottish Disability Sport programme.

All sports equipment will be provided at the camp but feel free to take your own equipment if you wish.

All facilities at the centre are fully accessible and 6 bedrooms are available with connecting rooms and tracking hoists should an individual require support during the evening.

The programme will feature a series of innovative, inventive sessions covering a wide array of different types of sport. More information will be available in the run-up to the camp.

Venue: More information on the venue here:

Dates: Wednesday 5th July – Friday 7th July 2017

Times: Arrive 5th July – 11.00 – 12.00 hours

Depart 7th July – 13.00 hours

Cost: A heavily subsidised cost of £100 per person made payable to Scottish Disability Sport

All accommodation, meals, coaching, activities, camp t-shirts and prizes are included in the price. Support staff will be on hand day and night to assist with any problems or medical needs should they occur.

Due to the high demand for places on the camp, only applications accompanied by payment will be considered.

SDS is committed to being an inclusive organisation. Fully funded places are available on agreement following discussion with family. Should any participant have concerns regarding meeting the full cost of Summer Camp, please contact Mark Gaffney on 0131 625 4417 or [email protected]

Support Staff

Scottish Disability Sport is committed to care for the health and welfare of all participants at the camp. There will be a minimum of two fully qualified nurses in attendance at all times.

Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a place for your child at the SDS Summer Camp. Your application will be acknowledged in writing before a confirmation of acceptance or otherwise is sent. Should the application, for whatever reason, not be accepted SDS will reimburse the full payment received.

Closing date for applications: Friday 26 May 2017


Whilst SDS will take every precaution necessary, neither they nor the camp staff, will accept liability for the personal injury or death of any camp participant, howsoever caused.

We do not accept liability for loss or damage to any property belonging to the participant. Participants may wish to make their own personal insurance arrangements.

We reserve the right to cancel, alter or amend the date, programme or venue of the camp. Participants unable to attend the rearranged camp will receive a full refund. In case of cancellation, the full camp fee will be refunded but there is no liability for further compensation.

Participants who cannot attend the full camp, through injury, illness or other reasons, will not be entitled to any refund or compensation.

If a participant has to withdraw their application for any reason, written notice must be received 30 days before the start date, in order to issue a refund. No refund will be given after this 30 day period.

By signing the application, the parent or guardian confirms having read and understood these terms and agrees to support this summer sports camp application.

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