Mersea Island Festival Week Camp

Event Date:

23rd of August 2020


17:00 - 16:00

Sports category:

Many other varied activities
Multiple sports available


Starting in 1981 – Britain’s ‘Year of the Disabled’ – the Mersea Island Festival has been an annual event each August at Essex Outdoors Mersea (East Mersea Youth Camp). The Festival aims to bring together children, young people and adults with or without a physical or learning disability to take part in a wide variety of activities that challenge and stimulate, helping to build the confidence and feelings of self worth in participants. At the same time they are fun and exciting and an opportunity to make new friends.

What’s on offer?
Both camps include a wide variety of activities, including but not limited to zip wire, climbing, archery, dancing, swimming, fishing, pitch & put.. etc. Each year the Festival has a different theme and the programme will be planned around this. Some of the activities from previous years are shown on our website. We can’t promise them all and they are subject to availability.
two young girls on a flying fox mid-air

Club features

Impairment types:
All abilities
Staff experience:
We have a lot of experience working with people with impairments
Activity format:


Mersea Island Festival c/o Essex Outdoors Mersea
Rewsalls Lane East Mersea
United Kingdom

Telephone number:

01206 383 226

Attending the club:

The camps are ideal for families, inclusive clubs, Phab and Gateway clubs and Youth Groups with disabled young people. Many of our more adventurous activities are for those aged 8 and above but there is plenty for people of all ages to have a go at and enjoy. Over 300 people come from all over the UK and sometimes abroad. Our team of volunteers are on hand to make sure everyone can have a great experience, whatever their ability.

Please head to our website to book or give us a call and we’ll talk it through with you.

When we meet:

We meet on Sunday the 23rd August (eve) until Friday the 28th August (pm)


A list of suggested kit is provided on our website -> please head there for more details.

Accessibility Information:

The whole site is on one level and the halls, bar, toilet and shower blocks are wheelchair accessible. Disabled toilet and shower facilities are available with family rooms. The swimming pool has a hoist. A portable hoist is available, but we ask users to bring their own slings. Please let us know of any specific needs when you book.

Our team of volunteers are on hand to make sure everyone can have a great experience, whatever their ability. Unfortunately they are not able to provide one-to-one support or personal care. If personal assistance is needed we ask that campers come along with a friend, buddy or support worker, who will also take part in all the activities. There is a limited number of spaces for individuals attending independently and contact should be made with the Festival before booking.

Please contact us to discuss any individual needs you may have so we can make sure you get the most from your stay.

Mersea Island Festival Week Camp online

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