Individual Camps in UK & Spain
Our bespoke "Individual Camps" run in North Wales and Spain.
All camps are as individual as your young person is.
The "Individual Camp" is for young people aged between 12 to 21 years of age and it runs for a minimum of 7 days (Sunday to Saturday unless otherwise arranged).
They are designed for young people who may have difficulty in group situations or for those who may have specific issues.
All camps are "back to basics" whereby your young person will be completely away from all of life's modern distractions (i.e., mobile phones, computers, electricity, etc). Your young person will start to learn basic life skills and various outdoor activities. They will have their own outdoor space which is used for sleeping in their own tent and for their own privacy.
Outdoor therapeutic work is much more than just holding sessions in the outdoors. Everything we do is designed to create a therapeutic experience for your teen. Whether your teen is building a fire, cooking, collecting wood or speaking with me, therapeutic work takes place throughout the day, every day.
I will individually tailor the therapeutic work to the individuals needs and the many complicated issues that they may be experiencing.
I work exclusively with your young person and no other young person will attend at the same time. I am with the young person 24 hours a day from the moment they arrive to the time they leave.
The therapeutic work is Person Centred based using aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Solution Focused and also Brief Therapy depending on the individuals personal issues and their participation in one-to-one sessions.
Talking is widely used which will help a young person to understand themselves (and their present position within family, peer groups and social settings) so that they are eventually able to resolve their own issues. Non verbal therapy can also be used if needed (i.e. art, music, creative writing).
Daily exercise and a healthy diet can do amazing things for the body. In outdoor therapy, teens get plenty of fresh air and exercise. Our diet is basic, bland, but nutritionally sound.
The "Individual Camp" is also an opportunity for your young person to experience a "digital detox retreat" and disconnect from the modern world.
The "Individual Camp" is available throughout the year (except for when group camps are running (see website for details) and December. Dates will be arranged with the mutual agreement of both parties.
Teencamps-UK can work closely with families to ensure appropriate support mechanisms are in place for when they return to their home environment.
Why should my teen attend your "Individual Camp"?
The "Individual Camp" is the first step in helping to find new ways to manage your teen. Teens can feel vulnerable and daunted by the thought of attending a programme, however, attending a camp should not be seen as a punishment but rather as an opportunity for them to be away from everything for a short period and to work with someone who is there to listen, support and (if needed) to challenge them in order to help them with their behaviour. This will enable them to deal with the things that are causing their problems in a more positive and constructive way so that both they and their family can move forward.
How would I get my teen to attend your "Individual Camp"?
Nearly all families who enquire about the "Individual Camp" have concerns on how to get their teen to attend.
I would advise that you ask your teen how much their family means to them and what would they be willing to do to try to make things better. if they answer "I'll do anything" or "I'm not sure or don't know" then you can take the opportunity to explain to them that you would like them to attend for both of your benefit, to be able to move forward in the future. Young people must view the camp as an opportunity and be at least willing to attend, engage and fully participate.
94% of families and young people say that attending an "Individual Camp" has been a very positive experience.
If you have any questions please see FAQ's page.
** PRICES FOR 2021 **
The price for an "Individual Camp" in the UK or Spain is £3400.00 GBP or €4000.00 Euro per week.
** INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMME **
Pick Up/ Drop Off at Telford, UK or Pick up/ Drop Off at Alicante Airport
Please note that this price does NOT include flight or travel costs or any other costs incurred by yourselves.
** DATES AVAILABLE **
The Individual Camp usually runs all year in Spain and between March and October in the UK, however, they may not be available over school holiday periods (i.e Easter, Summer, Christmas).
It may be possible to accommodate your young person at short notice, please contact us to discuss.
Please email us with your preferred dates (minimum 7 days, Sunday to Saturday unless otherwise arranged).
If you wish for your child to be considered for a place on an "Individual Camp" in the UK or Spain then please complete our online Application Form
Please note that the camps which run in Spain will also involve some Eco volunteer work in helping to establish plants and wildlife in their native environment.
All places on the "Individual Camp" are subject to Suitability, Availability and Terms and Conditions.
UK number; +44 7765 988397