THCP for Social’s first supported project, Dynamo Camp is a not-for-profit Therapeutic Recreation camp based in Italy. Opened in 2007, Dynamo Camp hosts more than 1,200 children during the year (aged 6-17), suffering from serious and chronic illnesses in either post hospitalization and/or remission. The charity works with over 70 hospitals and 50 associations and is located in Tuscany, in a WWF affilia ted nature reserve. Dynamo Camp also has an Outreach Program, where it works with a further 2,500 youngsters living in hospitals and foster homes.
Dynamo Camp’s mission is to offer the children free time for leisure and fun and to help them develop their confidence in their abilities and potential. The camp also offers programs for the wider family and since 2012 has ran sessions for healthy siblings in the knowledge that disease affects not only the sick child, but their family also. Participation in the Camp offers them an opportunity to meet others with similar experiences.