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Operation Camouflage is back!

20 June 2024

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Operation Camouflage

A popular summer activities programme for young people returns to East Suffolk next month.

Operation Camouflage begins at Sutton Heath, near Woodbridge on Tuesday 23 July. Organised by the Army Welfare Service and East Suffolk Council, the activity programme is open to children and young people aged between 8 and 16 years old who live in or go to school in East Suffolk.

Designed to bring young people together and help them develop new skills, Operation Camouflage runs every Tuesday to Thursday from 23 July until 15 August. There will be a mix of physical, creative, educational and adventurous activities on offer including football freestyling, dance, bushcraft, first aid, ‘It’s a knockout’ and much more. Snacks and lunch will also be provided.

Nicole Rickard, Head of Communities and Leisure at East Suffolk Council said: “Holiday activity programmes such as Operation Camouflage provide essential opportunities for young people to take part in safe, fun activities during their school holidays. As well as helping their physical and mental health, Operation Camouflage is a great way for young people to meet new friends and try something different this summer.”

Funding has been secured from the East Suffolk Holiday Activity Fund to offer free places to those that are eligible for free school meals in East Suffolk. For those not eligible for free school meals, there are limited spaces available at a cost of £22.50 per day.

East Suffolk Council and the Army Welfare Service have been delivering Operation Camouflage since 2008 with the programme designed to give young people from military families and those living in East Suffolk an opportunity to be active over the summer holidays and provide safe and positive activities.

Bookings are now open for those that are eligible for free school meals and bookings will then open to all on Monday 24 June. Bookings will close on Thursday 18 July.

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