International Camp for Young Disabled
This is a very important activity for the organisation as the Order of Malta is unique in giving an opportunity to young people with disabilities to partake in an international holiday with their peers. It also allows many of them to share with new friends in the spiritual activities on the camp, which have many years been a key element in cementing lasting friendships.
The International Camp is an exceptional experience for disabled young participants, a break from their everyday routine and a unique chance to interact and perform activities they can never usually enjoy. The international atmosphere of the camp enables young people to overcome every cultural and linguistic barrier, promotes friendships and removes the physical and architectural obstacles incurred by their different disabilities.
Delegations travel from countries around the world, including Ireland, to take part in the camp each year. Recent camps have been held in England, France, the Netherlands, Ireland and Austria. Guests receive 24-hour care from volunteer helpers of the same age often resulting in lifelong friendships.