Each year we provide hundreds of Supporting Families places on our camps. We receive applications from lots of different places, ranging from the families themselves, to support workers and other charities.
Places are awarded by the Supporting Families panel, which is led by our memberships team and made up of employees from all different backgrounds and roles at our head office.
Apply for a Supporting Families place
You can apply for a Supporting Families place on camp either for yourself or on behalf of a family if you’re a teacher, hospice worker, social worker or know of a family who would benefit. To find out what information we need, you can download the application form below.
How your money makes a difference
Since 1991, we’ve provided assisted places to more than 10,000 children and families in a range of difficult circumstances.
We establish partnerships with local schools, hospices, palliative care units, social workers and community support workers to ensure that our Supporting Families places are awarded to families and children who are in real need.
Georgia is one of a family of 5 children who live alone with their mother who has been diagnosed terminally ill with cancer. In 2009 Georgia and her siblings were given the opportunity to attend Kings Camps through the Supporting Families programme and the experience transformed their summer holidays.
Georgia and her siblings had lots of fun on the activity camps and the experience enhanced their self esteem, gave them the confidence boost they needed and respite from their worries and stressful life. Her Mum was also able to relax knowing that her children were well cared for during the summer holidays.
Sadly Georgia’s mum died and the family are now being cared for by their elder sister, Amy aged 22. Through the Supporting Families programme, Georgia and her family are hoping to return to Kings Camps and catch up with the friends they made last year, and give their elder sister the respite she deserves.