ATE is a charitable not-for-profit organisation which has been organising fantastic residential holidays called ‘Superweeks’, for children aged 8-16, for over 50 years. On Superweeks, children and staff from all sorts of backgrounds (and from all over Britain and beyond) live in country houses or outdoor centres for the week and have the time of their lives, making new friends, playing games, exploring, building dens in the woods, having songs and stories around the campfire, and have an opportunity to ‘get away from it all’ whilst experiencing lots of real childhood moments.
Every year we run a training course for new volunteers to train as ‘Monitors’ to look after a small group of children on one of our Superweeks. ATE’s programme of training is very highly regarded by those who have experienced it, and many have described their Monitor’s course, and their work on ATE Superweeks, as a huge confidence boost, immensely rewarding and a uniquely happy experience. You’ll need to apply for one of the places on this year’s training course. Following successful completion of the course, you will then be asked to work with us on a Superweek for one week in the summer, and you’ll have further opportunities to work with us in the future if you would like.