BBS National Young Leader Camp (Residential)

British Blind Sport’s National Young Leader Camp

With the first event being so popular we have been fast to secure the next dates for you. If you are interested in signing up for the next one click here!

What is happening?

On the back of a successful first ever National Young Leader Camp during Easter 2019, we have pulled together the dates for the next camp!

It takes place between Tuesday, 29th October 2019 – Friday, 1st November – so SAVE THE DATE!

Whilst we understand that this might not be your half-term, given it is an education course whereby you will achieve a qualification in volunteering the sport and physical activity we are happy to help inform your school of how this opportunity will support you in your future prospects.

This camp is specifically designed to give young people with a visual impairment the opportunity to have fun, play sports and make new friends, whilst developing key leadership and employability skills through a qualification accredited by Sports Leaders UK. In addition to this, all campers are supported to lead a sports session/activity of their choice, demonstrating their newly developed skills. Some will even be involved in delivering a Try VI Sports Day!

The residential camp, which will take place at the Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford, is suitable for to 10 to 20 year olds with a visual impairment in England that are able to be independent for the duration of the residential camp.

Download the PDF BBS National Young Leader Camp 2019 Poster

Download the BBS National Young Leader Camp 2019 Accessible Poster

What is all the fuss about?

  1. A fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people, passionate about sport and physical activity
  2. Develop a deeper understanding of yourself and apply new learnings in practice
  3. Real life experience of leading and volunteering through running your own activities/event
  4. Gain a bespoke UK recognised qualification for young people with a VI via Sports Leaders UK
  5. Plenty of FUN for all involved

In addition to all activities and the sports leadership qualification, included in this free event are 3 nights’ accommodation at the Royal National College for the Blind and all meals for the duration of the camp. All young leaders will be supervised by qualified and DBS certified staff and instructors to ensure everybody’s safety and welfare throughout the camp.

And.. did we mention it is FREE?

Secure your place today with a £20 deposit which will be refunded to you in full upon arrival.

Register your interest now to avoid disappointment for the next one!

Activities Summary

  1. Teambuilding
  2. Social evenings
  3. Sports taster sessions
  4. Free Sports Leadership course
  5. Chance to join See My Voice our young leaders volunteering programme

Camp details

When: 29th October – 1st November

Where: The Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford

Who: 10 to 20 year olds with a visual impairment in England

How to register

Please note, as we have limited spaces available, a registration is essential.

To secure your place at the next National Young Leader Camp, or to register your interest in attending, please fill out the online registration form here.

If you would like more information about the camp, or help completing the online registration form please contact Lijana Kaziow, Young Leaders Officer.

Contact: Lijana Kaziow, Young Leaders Officer


Telephone: 01926 424 247

Registrations for the next event aren’t quite open, but expressions of interest are live. Sign up to hear more to avoid disappointment.

Registrations made from non-BBS members might not be considered for applications if demand is as high as the last camp.