A safe online space
There is a high demand for our in-person services which means that young people aren’t always able to attend Challengers as much as they would like to.
In order to give young people the opportunity to interact with staff and friends outside of Challengers, we offer weekly virtual sessions which they can take part in from home.
What do virtual sessions cover?
Our sessions cover a wide range of activities to suit all children, including talent shows, quizzes, animal encounters, magic workshops and much more.
Even children with highly complex needs have benefitted from taking part, and for some young people who may struggle in large group environments, virtual sessions enable them to form friendships which they would struggle to do in person.
Virtual Sessions details
- Open to all children aged 12-18 (Youth age)
- Two sessions per week
- Sessions are free of charge
- Sessions take place on the Zoom.us app which you can access on a phone, tablet, laptop or PC. You do not need a Zoom account to join – simply follow the link that we will send to you.
Our sessions last between 60 and 90 minutes and feature an activity or interactive elements. We understand that not all children and young people will be able to join us for the full length of session, so please rest assured that there is no pressure to stay until the end.
Our son Joe loves the virtual sessions and we’ve seen such a transformation in his behaviour since he’s attended. He joins in with games and conversations, and spends most of the sessions laughing – a sound we rarely hear otherwise.
Maybe it’s the knowledge that he is safe at home, and can walk away or shut the screen if he feels uncomfortable. All I know is he absolutely loves Challengers’ virtual sessions, and we love to see the sheer joy and beaming smiles on his face too.Amy, Challengers Mum
How to book
If you’re already registered with Challengers, bookings for all virtual sessions can be made online at: challengers.force.com/bookings
Please book onto the waiting list with your day and time preferences. We review the waiting list on a daily basis, confirming all bookings to families and sending out the link to join the Zoom session up to a day before it is scheduled to take place.
New to Challengers?
We would love to welcome more young people to our virtual sessions to get a taste of Challengers!
If you are not currently registered with Challengers but would like to join our in person or virtual sessions, please complete the registration form on our Booking page and our team will send you log in details to access our Booking website.