Grab your pitch at Isle Charity Summer Camp-out

Families, and particularly single-parent families, are invited to chill out at an Isle-based festival-style camp.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 20th July 2017, 2:40 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:44 pm
Team Verrico Camp
Team Verrico Camp

Live music, fun activities, camp fires and fresh air are all part of cancer charity Team Verrico’s first big Summer Camp Out from August 4-6 at Clampit Creek, Haxey.

Music will be provided by folk and blues band Momma’s Days are Done, while artists Steffi Wulf and Tom Parker will be performing fire-spinning and slack-lining – a balance act that guests will have the opportunity to try out themselves.

NW Counselling Hub will also be at camp, providing drop-in sessions with trained counsellors, and sand tray and play therapies for children, as well as therapy dog Ellie. They will also offer family yoga sessions in the stunning countryside.

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Band of Builders, a coalition of tradesman formed by landscaper Addam Smith to help his terminally ill friend buy and revamp his council-owned home, will build and deliver chairs and tables crafted from pallets for the campout – as well as all firewood.

A few pitches for up to six are still available at £40 each, with all money raised going back to the charity. To book tickets, visit:

Team Verrico was founded in 2013 to aid research and help families, after Paul Verrico lost wife Anna to triple negative breast cancer, aged 36.

Paul said: “We hope that by keeping the price low we can encourage a lot of widowed and single parent families to come along.

“We’re looking to our volunteers to assist in putting tents up and generally engaging so that people can have a relaxing weekend without breaking the bank.

“To those new to the area, the town of Epworth is just four miles away; the old railway line provides a five-mile off-road cycle track and there are fantastic local walks over open fields. We are really looking forward to it”.