Camp Courageous UK

In July 2016 Camp Courageous ran for the second year running.

12 families from around the Newton Abbot area, all with a child with Downs Syndrome, had an amazing time at this years special holiday. Below are a few pictures from 2016 and a video from 2015. 

This years's holiday (2016) was supported by the following corporate sponsors


The following Trust Funds supplied funds:  Claude & Margret Pike Woodland Trust, Norman Evershed Trust 

Supply of Camp Courageous clothing was kindly supplied for free by FRONTLINE Image Ltd - Print screening -

Special thanks also go to:
Sarah Potter (Camp Courageous Parent) for a sponsored sky dive from 20,000 feet with SkyBuzz 

Simon Mayell (Camp Courageous Parent) for organising the Devon Coast Safari - this epic event included contributions from Jacob & Sally Mayell, Jon, Abi, Liberty, Asher & Jonah Evans, Nick Buchanan, Steve McIlhenny, Rob Sheffield, Matt Pawson, Sam Acland, Rachel Knowlman, Denise Nation, Alison Austin, logistical support was provided by David Underwood and Bob Martin.

Simon Kay & Jon Evans raised funds through the Taunton Flyer - Dakota 100 kilo cycle. 

Kind donations were received from: Abbey Chapel Tavistock, Tony & Helen, Jo & George, Norman & Margaret, Keith & Helen, Kevin & Karen, Lunch Bunch Bovey Tracey and many other individuals and friends.

Abi Evans organised a Charity Barn Dance and Auction, the gifts were donated by: Seasports SW Teignmouth, Prickly Ball Hedgehog farm, Powderham Castle, Woodlands Adventure Park, Pennywell Farm, Living Coasts, Exeter Underground Tunnels, Dartmouth Steam Railway, Gribbles Butchers, Mole Valley, Bidvest 3663, West Country Foods, Gerswhins Hairdressers, The Edgemoor hotel, The Islington Hotel, Hair at No.4, Bovey Weavers, Luscombe Drinks, Clives Pies, Buckfast Abbey food, Co-operative and the contemporary craft festival. Helen Norden kindly helped with the auction prizes and Daniel Mason was our Auctioneer.

The Navvies kindly played at the Barn Dance.   

Special thanks to: Jayne Brant and Terry Evans for all their dedication and support with the corporate sponsors, clothing, trust funds, Devon coast safari and Auction items. 


Camp Courageous was established in 2015, the holiday is provided for free to South Devon Families all with a child with Downs Syndrome

Why we run Camp Courageous: 

  • The Families all have a fantastic time time together, they enjoy good food, lots of fun adventures and a time of relaxation inside the centre and grounds.

  • The Parents are able to share their experiences with other parents who really understand and can empathise with the daily stresses of family life.  

  • The Young Carers spend lots of time together and form an amazing group, it was the first time they have been given the opportunity to meet other teenagers with the same caring responsibilities for younger siblings. 

  • The Young people are all fully engaged and bring an amazing energy and joy to all the activities. These range from: Climbing, Forest skills, Moorland Adventure, Donkey Sanctuary, Arts & Craft, Party games, Adventure course and Team challenges 


If you would like to support a family and enable them to attend Camp Courageous, you are able to give through the following link, or contact 01647 221307

Corporate Sponsors for 2015 


Access Insurance |  Redcliffe Homes  |    Bishop Fleming Accountants,

Special Thanks for support: 

The Norman Evershed Trust, Tony & Helen Daggar and Craig & Emma Curister

The Coast 2 Coast Cycle team & supporters: The team consisted of Heidi Acland, Ali Bright, Ben Cartridge, Ian Divine, Jon Evans, Matt Greenwood, Glynn, Dave Jackson, Fraser Kay, Simon Kay, David Lear, John Mitchell, John Ramsden, Jo Zacrzewski – support vehicles were driven by Terry Evans, Abi Evans & Ian Whitehead

Silent Auction organisers and contributors:   Special thanks to organisers Terry Evans, Heidi Acland and Leon Brown,  Gifts provided by:

3663 catering, ARG garage, Becky Falls, Big Peaks, Bovey Tracey Golf Club, Brunel Manor, Brian Spence, Crealy Adventure Park, Dartmoor Hawking,

Eden Project, JMV Solutions, Kestor Inn Manaton, Loveday Photography, Miniature Pony Centre, Pennywell Farm, Penny Simpson Pottery,

Simon Knight’s Granite Trails Climbing, Shumba Arts, South Devon Railway, SWComms, Tracey Elliot-Reep, TRECO, Torquay United Football Club, Up & Under in Cardiff and West Country Foods

Thank you

For the kind encouragement and Advice from Swindon Downs Syndrome Group, Dawn Harris, Bex Sutcliffe, Urban Saints, the Breakthrough Transformation Trust, Ivybridge Pony Sanctuary, David & Karen Underwood and Ruth Field