NewsJune 12, 2021
Camp At Home To End Homelessness
Irish Girl Guides (IGG) will be holding a Camp At Home with a difference on 25 June 2021. And we hope you will join us!
To tie in with Depaul’s Sleep Out To End Homelessness, the theme of this IGG Camp At Home will be Home and Homelessness.
To give children and young people of all ages ideas of fun and educational activities to do during the Camp At Home, we have put together this IGG Camp At Home – Learning About Homelessness activity pack.
As well as including fun activities on the theme, the pack includes facts about homelessness and encourages participants to consider what makes a house a home.
A lot of homeless people do not have access to proper cooking facilities, so one of the activities is to make a dinner using only a kettle or microwave, just like many people experiencing homelessness have to.
How about using your engineering skills to build a house out of recycled materials? Or an outdoor shelter from sticks and other natural materials? Anyone who is feeling brave might like to ask someone to pour a bucket of water over their shelter while they’re in it to test how waterproof it is!
The pack also contains information about famous people who have experienced homelessness and steps you can take to help people who are currently homeless.
We look forward to seeing everyone’s IGG Camp At Home photos and ask that you share them on social media with the hashtags #IGGCampAtHome and #HomelessnessAwareness.
We also encourage you to check out Depaul’s Sleep Out To End Homelessness and, if you’re in a position to, to make a donation to support their work with people who are experiencing homelessness. And if you register with them, you will receive an activity pack from them with lots more ideas!