Vacation camps

For many children, summer holidays mean hours of unforgettable fun. However, some children do not get the chance to enjoy a care-free vacation due to financial problems or family circumstances. For these children we organize special vacation camps where socially vulnerable children aged from seven to 14 can play, have fun and make friends over the course of a week.

In 2012, we gave 457 children the holiday of their lifetime. They were accompanied by 238 enthusiastic volunteers (head counselors, counselors and logistical volunteers) from 134 branches.

Healthy meals at camp

For the fifth consecutive year, the vacation camps received financial support from thousands of people who donated their Sodexo meal vouchers to the Red Cross. This generosity meant that children at camps were once again able to enjoy delicious, healthy meals.

Vacation with a host family

To supplement our vacation camp offering, we have been working since 2011 with Europa Kinderhulp, a volunteer organization that arranges vacations with Dutch host families. Thanks to this external collaboration, we were able to put smiles on the faces of an extra 39 children in 2012.

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