PT, huge problem here with that, my eldest, now 25!!!! placed at 4 stopped going at 16, he used to stay at friends till 18 where he house/pet sat,for us. and does this now, although he hasn't lived with us for years, my next boy, 18 with ASD is still happy to come, just. but my 15 yr old daughter will not want to much longer, which will leave me with a huge prob as cant leave them alone.
Its gone soooo fast its scary. what we need is an industrial strength baby sitter................
Mum to 4 children, now 25, 18, 15, 12, (all placed as toddlers).
Post by greyspeckledhen on Oct 7, 2013 21:41:06 GMT
I was going to suggest Lee Abbey as my eldest has been helping a friend of mine with set up week there for a couple of years but only next year will he be old enough to go to the actual week. leeabbey.org.uk/devon/youth-camps/first-camp/ If partridge liked it he could go till he's 25. The campsite is amazing (a bit like stepping back in time!). Eldest spends a week erecting tents and chopping wood for them as they cook on a wood fire. The staff are lovely and going there has been very esteem building for eldest. I recommend!
Mum of AS (17), AS (15) and BS ( 7). 12 years and counting...
May not be quite what you're looking for, but for the last 20 years or so we have been going to Centreparcs with the in laws. In the beginning it was them, 3 adult kids and partners in a 4 bed lodge. When sil started a family, they came along too, so the dynamics changed as families grew and developed. At first we went Mon - Fri until nephews were school age and we moved to a weekend. Fri-Mon. This November we have 13 going, us 4, mil, fil, uncle, and my sister in laws boys are now 18 and 20 are bringing their girlfriends.
The set up allows for people to spend as much or as little time with each other as they choose, so works really well.
Now that is spooky, just seen advert after posting above and it was for the leisure park mentioned beginning with C. Is the advertising really that good that it will pick up on what is in the body of messages?!
Just a thought, but there is soul survivor, the christian Youth camp lead by Mike Filipachi. It's very good and has supportive staff. The other option would be a volunteering holiday with someone like NAtional Trust, where Partridge can learn a useful skill and enjoy a lot of physical activity, whilst being with lots of sensible adults. They do stuff like dry stone walling, hedge laying, etc. x
Mum of two, a teen (14) and a tween (11) still rumbling on after 10 years!