Sponsor a child’s holiday

Give ’em a break!

Could you make a real difference for a local child?

Every year, over 300 young children are nominated for a Derby Kids’ Camp holiday – because they really need a break from the challenges they face in their day-to-day lives.

This could be due to living in poverty, bereavement, being a young carer, difficulties with their mental health or social interaction, or more.

The free holiday they receive gives them valuable time to enjoy being a child. On their week away, they’ll experience new activities, new environments, and new food…as well as making lots of new friends and amazing memories!

The holidays make a lasting impact on the children, and we regularly hear from schools and families both how much they’ve enjoyed it, and the difference that’s been made to their confidence and independence. We’ve even had former DKC ‘kids’ rejoin us as volunteers in later years – determined to give back the amazing experience they had themselves to more children who need it.

Could you give ’em a break?

One-off donation

Monthly donation

Teacher of DKC children

How your generous donations are spent…

In 2024, we’re aiming to raise around £80,000 to fund holidays for over 300 young children. This figure is raised from various grant giving trusts, events, and the generosity of our local businesses and local community.

Derby Kids’ Camp is entirely run by unpaid volunteers – including both the camps and the year-round management. This means that all money raised can go directly towards providing holidays for the kids who need them most.

Here’s the difference your donation could make:







See the difference…

A week at Derby Kids’ Camp is packed full of activities to suit all personalities. Here are just a few:

  • Trips to the farm, swimming pool and shopping for a few souveniers
  • Walks – and waterfights! – in the beautiful Peak District countryside
  • On-site crafts, sports and games
  • Activities like meeting animals, playing board games, cycling and more
  • A magic show, movie night and party!
  • Campfires – to learn lots of silly new songs!

For many children, this is their first time staying in a tent – for some, it’s even their first time staying away from home! It’s a jam-packed week where they build their confidence with the support of our amazing volunteers – whilst having loads of fun in the meantime!

Here’s a sneak peek of what happens on a Derby Kids’ Camp holiday…