New summer camp for young people living in rural areas

Published: 10th July 2015

A new summer camp for young people living in rural areas across the Fermanagh and Omagh district has been launched by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

The ‘Better Together’ summer camp, which has received ‘Building a United Community’ funding from the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, will enable sixty 11 to 13 year olds, from rural areas across the district, to participate in a range of cultural, arts, crafts and outdoor activities from Monday 3 to Friday 7 August 2015. There will also be an overnight residential as part of the summer camp programme.

All activities are free of charge and aim to develop relations among summer camp participants through teambuilding and group work activities.

Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, said:

“The ‘Better Together’ summer camp is a fantastic opportunity for young people from across the district to take part in a range of fun and exciting activities and get to know each other.

The Council is grateful to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister for its financial assistance to make this summer camp possible. I look forward to hearing about the young peoples’ experiences following their week’s activities.”

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is currently accepting applications to participate in the summer camp. Applicants must be aged 11 to 13 years old and live within a rural area in the Fermanagh and Omagh district. Young people living in Enniskillen town or Omagh town are not eligible to apply.

There are 60 places available on the camp. If the camp is oversubscribed, places will be allocated by draw.

For further information and to download an application form please visit the relevant section of the website. Alternatively telephone Tommy McLaughlin or Christine Rodgers, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777.

Application forms to participate in the ‘Better Together’ summer camp must be received by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by Monday 20 July 2015

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