Summer Holiday Camps 2021
Over the 7 weeks of summer holidays, Morton in the Community have had a successful summer delivering a variety of camps throughout Inverclyde and in total, 288 hours of sport was delivered. The camps ran Monday to Friday for 13 weeks at different locations all over Inverclyde targeting different age groups as well as appealing to boys and girls. All of our camps focused on improving the skills of the children as well as developing friendships. Our McDonald Fun Football Centre saw 1,144 participations between Primary 1 and Primary 3, and 1,064 participations between Primary 4 and Primary 7. There was also a girl’s only camp where 286 participations attended from Primary 1 to Primary 7.
Our GoFitba football camps ran for a period of 2 hours per week for a total of 2 weeks with 48 participations. Children at these camps were given a free meal providing by Broomhill Garden and Community Hub.
Our regular Mini and Micro camps ran for 7 weeks with 508 participations attending, which was also supported by the Judy Murray Foundation. They provided just some fun sessions to introduce the kids to tennis, giving them a taste of the game, “Tennis helps with your football,” was an example of some of the positive feedback received from the players.
Notably, this summer saw our popular hockey camp return, which ran over 3 weeks with a total of 54 participations. Children improved on their skills, with one child even learning how to do an aerial. There has now been an influx of children attending the Sunday and Tuesday night sessions, which appears to have been a hit.
Moreover, the Summer Camps have also proved popular, with a significant number of children attending our camps. The primary aims of these camps was for the children to create friendships whilst having fun. We hope to improve their confidence by encouraging self-belief. We believe that by delivering these camps the children are learning different skills in an enjoybale environment. In addition to this, the camps give the children and also the parents an insight into the pathway of the different teams we offer at Morton in the Community. At the camps we promote respect, recognising honesty and appreciation of each other. We believe that children need to be inspired and this is achieved by our coaches who instil good habits.
The camps couldn’t be possible without the help and support of our sessional coaches as well as our volunteer coaches. We had 6 sessional coaches and 12 volunteers in total over the course of the summer camps. The volunteers alone completed a combined total of more than 600 volunteer hours over the summer period.
A huge thanks to all the support from our sponsors who make the camps possible: Inverclyde Council, Inverclyde Leisure, Active Schools, SFA West Region, Specsavers, Cash for Kids, Scottish Football Partnership (SFP), CalMac, MVM Fruit Services, Cashback for Communities and McDonald’s.
Micro & Mini Morton will be starting back soon, with full details to be announced.
Hockey is currently on Tuesday 6pm-7:15pm at Inverclyde Academy.
For Further information please contact Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.