Show Menu

The fun begins! 500 guests and volunteers arrive today for the Order of Malta’s 35th International Summer Camp for Young Disabled

From air ballooning to disco dancing, their British hosts have planned a week of non-stop activities

Hampshire, 11 August 2018

It’s a week’s holiday for young disabled guests, a break from routine, an opportunity to meet old friends (many have been at the Order of Malta camps before), a chance to make new ones.

The helpers (members of the Order of Malta Volunteers – OMV) are the same age as their guests – a magic formula which creates special bonds.

Dressing for the occasion - the 2018 Summer Camp t-shirt

Dressing for the occasion – the 2018 Summer Camp t-shirt

Mid week will see a visit from the Grand Master, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre, who, together with his delegation, will greet the teams and their charges, and emphasise the camp’s message: Be courageous! 

News Archive

2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012



The mission of the Order of Malta is inspired by its tradition of ‘Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum', to assist the poor and the sick, and bear witness to the Christian faith.


The Sovereign Order of Malta is a sovereign subject of international law. The Order - which is based in Rome, in via Condotti - has its own Government, an independent magistracy, and bilateral diplomatic relations with 110 countries.


The Order of St John of Jerusalem is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilisation. Present in Palestine in around 1048, it is a lay religious Order, traditionally of military, chivalrous, noble nature.