Gloucestershire children offered wellbeing coaching
By Laura Enfield | 17th February 2023
A wellbeing coach for children has been hired by Gloucestershire's largest holiday childcare provider.
Atlas Camps brought in the new member of staff for February half terms to run sessions in yoga, meditation and ways to boost mental health.
The Stonehouse-based business runs activities for 4-14 year olds during every major school break and welcomes more 750 children per day to its 23 venues across the county.
Children are encouraged to choose how to spend their days with a huge variety of sports, games, arts and crafts and free-play on offer at any one time.
Ahead of February half term it added its first wellbeing coach, Joel Frost, to the team to drop in on camps across the county and the sessions will now continue at future camps throughout the coming year.
The camps were the brainchild of two school friends, James Harber and Dan Tanner, based on their shared love of sport.
Launched in 2012, using £1,500 of savings, the first Easter holiday club was held in Cheltenham and attended by four children.
It now runs camps across Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, the Cotswolds and Brize Norton and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2022.
James Harber, director and co-founder of Atlas Camps, said of its latest development: "Children's overall wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds at all times, so we wanted to introduce a new initiative that not only helped to enrich their choice of activity with us, but actively helped to promote a happy, healthy mindset.
"All ages will be encouraged to take part if they want to, from our littlest four year olds right up to teens, and we're hoping their parents may be able to see the zen difference at home, too."
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