The OMV provides the British delegation to the annual “Order of Malta International Holiday Camp”, which is hosted by a different nation for a week during the summer.
Over 450 disabled guests and helpers from 20 different countries, in Europe and beyond are involved and the idea is to give the disabled guests a chance to share and experience the culture of another country with like-minded people.
In 2012 Hungary hosted the Camp on the shore of Lake Balaton, at the resort of Balatonföldvár. It was another unforgettable week for everyone involved. The week included a visit to Budapest and a surprise trip around the Hungaroring Formula One track, whilst there was also plenty of time to enjoy the lake. The camp videos brilliantly capture the atmosphere, and they are still available at www.maltacamp2012.com.
The “Team” usually comprises of about 20 people, which means Helpers are caring for Guests on an almost one-to-one ratio.
Throughout the week the Guests are given opportunities to try activities that might not normally be accessible to them including; Sailing, Horse Riding, Scuba-Diving, a flight in a light aircraft or Hot Air Balloon. There are also awesome discos each evening that are the highlight for many of the Guests, as wheelchairs rock n’roll the night away.
The 2013 Camp is being hosted in Ireland, at Clongowes Wood outsie Dublin, from 10th - 17th August. Further details can be found at www.internationalcamp2013.ie/index.html.
The International Holiday Camp 2010
Over 400 participants from over 20 countries enjoyed a week full of awesome experiences.
This video shows the best images