Could you survive a week in Castlerock?

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Fancy doing a bit of the old Bear Grylls style survival training?

Kells and Connor Youth have secured funding to run a summer camp for young men in Mid & East Antrim.

This summer camp, funded by the office of the first and deputy first minister, will take place from the 17th-21st August 2015 in Castlerock.

During this week, attendees will learn a range of survival skills and participate in workshops relating to mental health.

By the end of the camp, attendees will gain an OCN qualification in Bushcraft Survival.

Kells & Connor Youth are recruiting 8 Protestants, 8 Catholics and 4 Ethnic Minorities. The camp is open to young men aged between 14-16 years old. Preference will be given to applicants from Ballymena East Cluster Area (Broughshane, Glenwherry, Glenravel, Kells & Slemish).

Participants will be asked to contribute £20 towards the camp. This will cover transport to and from Castlerock, all activities, food, equipment and a celebration evening.

In addition, Kells & Connor Youth are recruiting two youth leaders to help deliver the project.

Both leaders will be paid £7.53 per hour. Expressions of interest from those who are not in education, training or employment are particularly welcomed.

For more information about the camp, please contact Emma McIlveen on 07752 370149 or