CAMAS Stand Up Trip

CAMAS Stand Up Trip

This September, Claire Dunn, our Youth and Young Adult Support Worker, took a group of young adults along to the Camas Stand Up trip for a weekend of workshops and adventures. Running from Monday 10th to Friday 14th, four of our young adults joined the trip.

Beginning with an epic day of travelling for 7 and a half hours, they were eased into the week. Travelling by train from Airdrie to Glasgow Queen Street, to Oban, then on a ferry from Oban to Mull and a bus from the ferry port, the groups ended the day with dinner together and played games to break the ice.

The centre was fantastic for everyone. All food was healthy, homemade, and vegetarian friendly, while the large meeting room, reflection room, arts and games rooms gave everyone plenty to keep busy indoors. Over the week, the group took part in climbing, abseiling, coasteering, hiking, and kayaking. There was also an allotment and some animals to look after, all of which was involved in daily chores that were shared between everyone. Star gazing on the clear nights made for some of the highlights of the week—they spotted two shooting stars!

The young people really are amazing ambassadors for HOPE. Everyone participated and even lead group workshops feedback, Cooked the final meal which was
incredible. The team work as a HOPE group and as part of bigger group they embraced every challenge and helped each other out. Friends were made and the
staff from the centre and other groups were impressed by their commitment and willingness to join in.