Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire Wildlife Trusts are organising a unique outdoor camp for young people in north Powys.

The Wildlife and Climate  Summer Camp aims to give young people a platform that allows them to share their concerns about the future of local wildlife and climate, learn about nature based solutions and positive action, as well campaigning on behalf of wildlife and climate issues.

The camp is open to anyone aged 14-18, who are encouraged to apply regardless of their level of knowledge about climate and environmental issues.

Ben Porter, Radnorshire Wildlife Trust’s Ambassador said: “Recent data reveals how pervasive climate and ecoanxiety levels are amongst our younger generation, with such monstrous issues facing our planet, and news headlines peppering our daily lives that leave people feeling so demotivated and unsure about how they can make a difference.


“The summer camp is such a brilliant opportunity to counter these feelings; to bring like-minded young people together and provide an inspiring energy of hope and optimism in the face of these challenges; to spend time marvelling in nature, chatting around evening fires and learning skills that help to engage in creating positive change.

“I'd have loved the opportunity to get stuck into this when I was a bit younger.”

The Wildlife Trusts have planned five days’ worth of activities, such as workshops, wildlife trails and campfire chats and conversations with a number of guest speakers.

The camp is funded through support from People’s Postcode Lottery and the National Lottery Community Fund through the Climate Action Fund.

Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “We are delighted that these funds awarded by the Postcode Planet Trust will help empower young people in North Powys to act for nature as they experience the outdoors, giving them an incredible opportunity to learn more about our environment and climate change.

“The Postcode Planet Trust’s mission is to support the environment and the enjoyment of nature, and we thank our players for raising over £1 billion to enable this mission and many other great causes.”

The camp is set to take place at The Willow Globe, near Rhayader, from Monday, July 31, to Friday, August 4, with overnight camping and all meals covered.

The deadline for applications is April 30.

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