The Jewish Chronicle
Camp Simcha runs ‘magical’ getaways
CAMP SIMCHA held summer retreats in Telford and Daventry for the children with serious illness it supports, plus their parents and siblings.
Staying in luxury surroundings, their diverse programme included a breakdancing workshop, chocolate-making and a silent disco. There were also outings to safari and theme parks.
Professional guidance was available and all medical needs were catered for.
Camp Simcha chief executive Neville Goldschneider described the retreats as “a magical experience.
“I see children who arrive looking frail and weak being transformed through the energetic and devoted volunteers pumping action and happiness into them.
“At one retreat, I watched a child with a serious muscle condition dancing in his wheelchair in the middle of a circle of children and volunteers. It was one of those special Camp Simcha moments.”