At the moment, SuperTroop is in its infancy. We will launch our first holiday, hosted at Fettes College, in summer 2018.
The Fettes summer Holiday, edinburgh
Our first holiday is planned to take place in summer 2018, hosted in Dalmeny boarding house at Fettes College in central Edinburgh. We will take 16 children and young people, aged 8-18, for a one week residential holiday in July. All holiday-makers will be cared for one-to-one, 24/7 by trained pupil volunteers aged 17 or 18 years old. They will be supported by an experienced group leader and senior team. Our model is to provide a safe infrastructure within which our young volunteers can create magical holiday experiences for the holiday-makers. Our hope is that the holiday will run on an annual basis in perpetuity, with the same holiday-makers returning year on year until they reach adulthood.
It is early days for our little charity. However our goal is to expand our activities to provide multiple holidays at a range of locations across Scotland. Holidays may be hosted at boarding schools, and staffed by pupil volunteers - this is a model which has proven very successful elsewhere. We would also like to think about providing breaks in other locations with specific resources - for example giving young people from urban centres a chance to visit the Scottish Highlands.