Cameron started learning to ski as an after school activity once a week with school (Tor view)
We had heard about the ski club on Saturday afternoons and signed him up once we realised how much he was enjoying it. He picked skiing up quickly as most kids do and as he enjoyed it so much we made sure he got to go most weekends
Cameron was training with the ski team and he got the chance to go to Switzerland with the school, we were a little nervous of him being away from us but as it was something he enjoyed and we didn’t want him to miss out on the opportunity of going with his friends from school off he went.
He spent most of his skiing time with the ski team who were out there at the same time and he had a great time there and could hardly contain himself telling us all about it when he got home (which is very unusual for Cameron as he’s generally very quiet)
His ability level when he came home had taken a leap and only added to his enjoyment of his time on the slope on Saturday afternoon’s. Cameron got the chance recently to go to the British nationals in Serre Chevalier in the French Alps with 8 of his team mates from the ski team and all nine of them came home with medals (20 in all) Cameron coming home with 3 Golds, this was great for Cameron as for him it is the closest thing he will get to a lads holiday.
(I was hoping we would be drawing straws to see who went to support him and the team but to be honest I had no chance and his mum thorough enjoyed her time away )
Attending the skiing on a Saturday afternoon has filled Cameron with confidence in his abilities and he has made friends. For us as parents, sitting watching Cameron on the slope improving his techniques and thoroughly enjoying his time with friends has allowed us to make wonderful friends ourselves with the other parents, where we are free to chat and laugh for a couple of hours, and also being able to chat about Cam with people who understand with having children and young adults themselves with learning disabilities