Timetables & Activities
Further information on each of the camp sessions is explained below:
Camp Welcome Gathering
On Thursday 30th July, we held an hour-long workshop to welcome registered participants to vFTB 2020. Activist Becky Kroger and CHIVA staff hosted, and we introduced some of our workshop facilitators and volunteer team.
News and Updates
Every lunchtime, join activist Becky Kroger and CHIVA staff as they fill you in with all the latest news from Camp. Giving an overview of the highlights from Camp you may have missed, top tips for staying safe online and the latest news on how to take part in our competitions.
A Message to my Younger Self
Every day we will release a new video message from a young adult looking back on their childhood and living with HIV. They will share top tips, and lessons learnt about growing up well. These short videos will give you the real-life experience of what it's like to grow up well with HIV.
This video series have been produced by Bakita Kasadha.
Every day we will release a thirty-minute in depth video on topics relevant to young people living with HIV. Tailored for young people, they are themed around the key questions young people often ask our team, including:
- Monday: HIV medicine (present and future)
- Tuesday: Being a parent with HIV
- Wednesday: Talking about HIV: PEP, PrEP and U=U
- Thursday: Experiences of young people from around the world
- Friday: Understanding why different groups are affected by HIV
Registered participants will then be sent a link to a live Zoom session to join us in watching the videos every evening at 18:30.
Our staff will introduce the video, show it to you online and then have space for you to ask questions. If you can't make the session, you can watch them daily on the CHIVA YouTube channel and on the CHIVA website. This video series have been produced by Bakita Kasadha.
The Creative Zone
Every afternoon there will be a series of live interactive workshops on zoom for registered participants. Our team of artists and creatives will help you express yourself, through music, drama and art. You can submit your creative work to share with others and be featured across our social media.
All registered participants will receive an art pack including paper and colouring pens to help take part before Camp starts. Registered participants will then be sent a link to the Zoom session:
Drama: Monday 3rd, Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th at 14:30 – 15:30
Music: Monday 3rd, Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th at 15:30 – 16:30
Art: Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th at 15:30 – 16:30
Knowledge is Power
Every afternoon there will be a series of live interactive workshops on zoom for registered participants. Through talks, games and quizzes, you will learn the facts and understand your HIV. In small group discussions with other young people living with HIV, through the week you will cover topics including:
- HIV the basics
- Sexual health, consent, relationships
- Talking about HIV
- Know your rights
- The Great Debate
The Workshop Zone takes place on Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August daily at 17:30 – 18:30. Registered participants will be sent a link to the Zoom session led by CHIVA staff and facilitators.
Sometimes you just need a space to chat! Join CHIVA staff and other registered participants for our daily Wellbeing Drop-In – an informal space for you to meet other young people living with HIV and focus on staying well. You can ask any questions on your mind, share ideas for staying happy and healthy and learn top tips to lift your mood. Come together with CHIVA to share, ask, and meet other Heroes!
The Wellbeing Zone takes place Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August daily at 19:30 – 20:30. Registered participants will be sent a link to the Zoom session led by CHIVA staff and guest speakers.
vF2B Final Gathering
On Friday 7th August we will be bringing Camp 2020 to a happy close with our vF2B Final Gathering. With your host Becky Kroger and CHIVA staff, we will show highlights from the week. We will share some of the Camp Heroes who have been our stars of the week and taken part with ideas and energy.
No FTB Camp could happen without the Final Night Party! Get your Hero costume to the ready as we all listen to an exclusive DJ mix streamed live to your home! You can also chat with friends made at camp and there will be games to take part in too!
The vF2B Final Gathering takes place on Friday 7th August from 21:00 – 22:30. Registered participants will be sent a link to the Zoom session led by CHIVA staff.