“The sports camp” is an annual event for children and young people organized at Hove outside Arendal by the Agder Sports Circle. It is one of Norway’s largest all-sports camps, with a total of 860 participants in 2019. Unfortunately, Covid-19 put an end to this year’s event, but last year’s was a success. And we at O.B.Wiik contributed in our own way.
In 2019, mental health among children and young people was put on the agenda. Especially with a spotlight on how the Sports Camp can be used preventively. An extremely important topic that deserves attention. As part of the social offer after the sports activities, a “Beach party” was organized in the evening. There was a high presence of professional players who work within a low-threshold offer that targets the target group.
Here, O.B.Wiik made two large tents freely available, and an attractive hanging space was created where the young people could get to know the actors and the services they offer in an informal way. That way, they know about the offers available on the day they should need help. The tents were filled with sofa groups and decorations to create a good atmosphere, while also protecting the participants from the weather.
Thank you to Agder Sports Circle for a fantastic event, and for drawing attention to a good and important cause that we at O.B.Wiik are proud to support.