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Families

Applications for camps in 2022 are now CLOSED!

Applications - NOW CLOSED

If you have applied for this year's camps (summer 2022) and have a query about the application, please contact our Families Lead, Rae Burns via email – [email protected]

If you are interested in applying for next year's camps or want to keep up to date with what's happening iwth FAB, please register. We will update you periodically throughout the year. Alternatively, keep a look out on social medai for updates @friendsoffab


About FAB Camps

Eligibility

If your child is 19 years old or younger on the first day of camp, and has suffered the loss of a parent or family member while serving in the British Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for a FAB Camp. Priority is given to families who fall into the above category, however military families who have suffered a bereavement outside of this criteria will be considered by the committee on a case-by-case basis.

Activities

All FAB Camp locations are different – offering different activities at each site. We try to incorporate a broad range of activities wherever we can. Further details may be found on our Camp Activities Page.

Support during your break

All families will be supported by one of our trained volunteers, and you will also have access to a bereavement counsellor throughout your stay. The FAB Camps are not intended as bereavement holidays, but we recognise that families may need some support during the week even if it is just someone friendly to talk to. One of the optional sessions during the week is a 'Fireside Introduction' - we invite families to join us to gather round a camp fire where we remember our loved ones and light a candle in their memory.

Cost

We ask each family to pay a refundable deposit of £75 within 14 days of hearing that they have been successful for a camp. This deposit is necessary to secure your place, and will be repaid when you attend the camp. You will receive full board, accommodation and all programmed activities at no cost to you. You will need to provide your own transportation to and from each camp. If you need help with funding transportation, please let us know as we may also be able to support you with that. Of course, if we ever need to cancel a camp then deposits will be returned.

Want to know more?

If you can't find the information you need on this website, the easiest way is to get hold of us is to use the contact form. We are staffed by volunteers (all with full-time jobs) so please be patient; we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can. We also have Ambassadors, who are families who have attended camps, and are willing to talk to you about what you can expect on a FAB Camp.

Know someone who could benefit from a FAB Camp?

If you’ve benefited from FAB and know of others who could too, please let them know about us. We’re keen to help as many families as possible and accept applications from new families as well as those who have been on camps before; we rely on you to spread the word.