Children’s charity Camp Simcha hosted a day of fun for its families, just when they needed it most.
Over the summer, Camp Simcha organised an afternoon for families packed with everything from a 60ft assault course to a rodeo bull. Over 150 family members attended the outdoor event, the first of its kind for the charity since the pandemic began.
Children and parents alike all threw themselves into the fun – enjoying a giant slide, gladiator and ‘last one standing’ contests, bouncy castle, basketball challenge, crazy golf, sumo wrestling, giant games, balloon modelling, face-painting, and of course, ice cream.
Camp Simcha head of services Daniel Gillis, said: “While our families have had the opportunity to meet up at the individual family day trips we have organised as part of our summer retreat and Keshet summer day scheme programmes, this is the first group event we have curated in nearly 18 months and it was wonderful to see so many smiling faces.”
The Stern family from Prestwich were in London at the time, so attended the Hertfordshire event. Mum Rifka, whose son Ari has a serious heart condition, said: “It was just an incredible day. Although it was raining it didn’t put a stop to the kids’ fun. We all had such an amazing time doing all the different activities. The kids came back on such a high.”
Ari, aged five, agreed, saying: “I had so much fun and loved being a scary tiger,” while his five-year old sister, Penina, said: “Camp Simcha always do the best and this was just out of this world.”