Last week, from the 4th until the 8th of July 2017, the XV Camp of Youth Deafblind People of Spain took place in Huesca. It was organized by the agreement that the Royal Board on Disability and FASOCIDE firmed since its Committee on Youth.
It got a higher participation that the last years, in particular for the female attendees, 16 were young women and 10 young men of the total of 26 participants.
The team work consisted by 14 professional guide-interpreters, 3 volunteer people and 2 coordinators who were in charge of guarantee the shift’s safety and the access to the information and communication during all the Camp.
Throughout the morning of the first day, it took place the aperture of the Camp including the presence of Mariví Broto, the Minister of Citinzenship and Social Rights of the Aragon Government, Rubén Villacampa, First Deputy Major of Sabiñánigo City Council and María José Macaya, Territorial Delegate of ASOCIDE Aragon. In the afternoon, a UME team (Emergencies Military Unit) went to the shelter where they were lodged at the Vacation Resort of Isín, in order to inform about first aid and basic necessary knowledge about emergencies situations. They practiced the theory that they had learnt and they were able to make all the question they would. Everyone was delighted with the experience and the learning which brought the group closer to the EMU.
The second day, the 5th of July they visited the Guixas Cave, accompanied by a tour guide who explained them its history. They were able to walk by some of the tree-top circuits of Juncaral Ecopark in Villanúa, overcoming all barriers. Later, they briefly visited the city of Jaca and they finished the night demonstrating their skills in different night games in the hostel.
On the 6th, in the morning they experienced the sensation of flying with double death slide of the Tena Valley, the longest of Europe. After that, they visited Sallent de Gállego city and in the afternoon they did an artistic handmade workshop in the hostel. By nightfall, they enjoyed their youth and they went out on Jaca town and they danced and laughed when they shared their own life experiences.
On the 7th of July, they spent all morning long doing a very interesting workshop about what can the 3D printing updates offer to this collective. This workshop was organized by the “Diversidad Impresa” project, which the Committee on Youth takes part and the promoter of it was the representative of the Committee Raquel Alba. After lunch, they went to Panticosa in order to enjoy a bath in the Spa Resort of the city, and there they celebrated in a restaurant an elegant gala night dinner to close the day and the Camp. Next day, after breakfast, everyone went back home.
For yet another year, the Young Deafblind people of Spain has had the opportunity of realizing that there are more people who live their same life situation every day. They shared experiences and resources. They learnt and they enjoyed as well, and they were able to develop their own identity in order to work in their own plot of the associative movement.