Special Branch are our tree climbing sessions for young people who live on the Isle of Wight and who have additional needs.
Special Branch is open to any Isle of Wight resident aged between 8 and 19 with a Gateway Plus card.
Siblings are welcome to have a climb too and if there’s room we also welcome parents and carers in the tree!
Special Branch Tree Climbing dates 2017
We’ve running Special Branch tree climbing in Appley Park, Ryde during the May half term and August summer holiday. The dates are:
Friday 2nd June – 3 pm to 6 pm
Friday 18th August – 3 pm to 6 pm
Each climber will get about an hours tree climb during the this time and we organise the time slots once we know who is coming along and we’ve assessed their needs.
Cost – £15 pp for the climb – includes a piece of tree climbers flapjack.
Family Midsummer Camp
East Dene are hosting a Family Midsummer Camp for Gateway Plus card holders and their families overnight on the 17th June – we’ll be there on the 18th for a morning tree climb. For more details contact East Dene on 01983 852374
All the Special Branch activities are heavily subsidised by the Isle of Wight Council.