We are sailing. Camas is surrounded by the beautiful clear blue sea of the West Coast of Scotland. We swim in it, kayak in it, jump into it and on occasions we also get to sail on it. Iona community member Mark Jardine has this wonderful traditional sailing boat called Birthe Marie which he brings round to Camas and picks us up to go sailing. Today the conditions were perfect, light winds, sunshine and a calm sea. So we went fishing. Mark lives on Iona where he was brought up, he restored the boat himself over several years and takes visitors for trips during the summer. But Mark also likes young people, he used to work here at Camas and he always makes room to do young people's trips during his busy summer. It's one of the ways we really benefit from the Iona Community and its commitment to disadvantaged young people. We're thankful#Cre8atcamas
Making fire. No matches, lighters, petrol or paper. And it's been raining for two days YES #Cre8atcamas
Saying goodbye to Stuart before we released him back into the ditch #Cre8atcamas
Abby first went with us to Camas Outdoor Activity Centre as a young person about 12 years ago, now she's come here as a youth worker with her daughter Eliza ! #Cre8atcamas
The first reflection. The history of this place, who lived here, why it's here, why we're here. Then our hopes...... and listening #Cre8atcamas
Early morning drive up the road to the North; sun, mountains, mist and a minibus full of happy young people : ) #Cre8atcamas
Taking five young people from the Cre8 Music project to Greenbelt Festival was a massive success.
Days were spent wandering round the festival - checking out some of the amazing performances, acts, talks and art that happens at Greenbelt.
The experience was pretty different to anything any of them had been to before but they all really got into the spirit of Greenbelt and went to things they probably wouldn't normally consider going anywhere near.
The Silent Disco was a big hit (weirdest thing I've been to!), Aaron enjoyed the Iona Community Big Sing and a talk about football(?). Black Rebel Motorcycle Club was loud but fun. The Boxettes were amazing - we all stood watching them with mouths open going 'nah she can't be making all those noises - no way'! Folk On were bonkers as always, and the food stalls were amazing (if expensive!)
The 'official' Cre8 trip also met up and camped with folks from Cre8 and Camas who were taking time off and enjoying the festival. Thanks to them for cooking and helping out with the group.
Definitely think we'll take a group again next year - hopefully with some families as well. Thanks to Tom for organising (and doing some interesting food shopping!)
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