Wednesday 31st May 2023
The charity Little Troopers has announced the dates for its next free residential weekend for military teens, which will take place from Friday 14th to Sunday 17th July at Barton Hall in Plymouth.
The weekend is part of the Little Troopers All Together deployment club and is specifically for teenagers aged 14+ who have parents currently serving in the British Armed Forces.
The teens will come together over the weekend to meet each other, make new friends and take part in a packed itinerary of outdoor adventures from rock climbing to abseiling and archery. Families can apply here.
This will be the third of five residential weekends that the charity is running thanks to funding from the Veterans Foundation, Greenwich Hospital, HDH Wills, Henry Sale Foundation and The Prince of Wales Charitable Fund.
Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said: “Our All Together residentials have been so well received by military families and the teens say they take great comfort in spending time with others from the forces community who have shared similar life experiences. It warms our hearts to see them making the best of friends with people they’ve never met before. They all arrive on the Friday looking shy and awkward and by Saturday lunchtime it’s like they’ve known each other for years. We expect this summer residential to be popular and we’re looking forward to meeting a new group of young people.”
The weekend is completely free to attend, but transport is not provided so parents must be able to drop their children off at the Centre by 6pm on Friday evening and collect them by 3pm on Sunday afternoon. If the weekend is oversubscribed, priority will be given to children who have parents on deployment.
For more information about Little Troopers All Together and to learn more about other initiatives the charity has in place to support service children, visit littletroopers.net