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N’JOY: children with disabilities enjoy a weekend surrounded by nature

The weekend of 17 June, N’JOY teamed up with the Les 1000 & UN Loisirs charity to organize a “trapper camp” for six young people and two adults with disabilities. The programme included workshops on fishing, building, campfire cooking, barbecuing and camping skills.

1000 et UN Loisirs is a charity that works to advance the rights of children, young people and adults with a mental disability and help them reach their full potential. N’JOY works with it to offer appropriate leisure activities and holidays.

Aged between 14 and 18, these budding adventurers were supervised by two leaders from N’JOY and nine volunteers from the charity. Traditional trapper camp activities, which are a key part of N’JOY’s programme, were adapted specially for them. These included campfire cooking workshops, building a fishing rod, fishing and recycling the fishing rod by turning it into a flute!

The young people really appreciated being so close to nature. The supervisors and volunteers thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie and shared games infused with a spirit of togetherness.

Specializing in ‘play and learn’ activities, N’JOY organizes two weekends and one special activity each year tailored to people with disabilities. As well as the tented trapper weekend of 17 and 18 June, a GeoPirates orienteering race is planned for 24 September along with a specially adapted School of Sorcery weekend on 21 and 22 October. The next adventure will involve finding hidden treasure or becoming a sorcerer’s apprentice!

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