What is it?

Freedom 2 Be (F2B) is a residential intervention, bringing up to 100 Young people living with HIV form across the UK and Ireland together for a 5-day therapeutic support camp. Camp has three main aims:

  • To tackle social isolation
  • To improve knowledge and understanding about HIV
  • To enhance self esteem and well being

We provide a package of therapeutic and fun activities all developed to explore growing up with HIV, build peer networks and personal confidence. Activities included: HIV Workshops, Creative activities and performance art sessions and outward bounds activities. 

More information about camp is available on the main pages of the website here.

Young people talking about their camp experiences

Two former CYC members talk about preparing for their first camp, their first experiences, and what to expect: CYC members “The first day of camp

Three former CYC members talk about their experiences of making friends, the depth of friendship and staying in touch after camp CYC “Making friends at camp”

Three former CYC members talk about their experiences of camp workshops, the information and learning, and how the sessions encourage you to think about things in new ways, CYC “Camp workshops”

Short Films

Share with patients to give them a flavour of camp and hear what other young people say about it. 

To see what happened in 2021 – watch this: