Camps for Sick Children

AUTONOMY

64% of children are no longer afraid of spending few days away from their family thanks to L’ENVOL.
100% of parents say their child dares to do more things on their own since their stay.

RESILIENCE & STRENGTH TO FIGHT THE DISEASE

73% of parents say their child is more comfortable with their illness.
100% of children feel more capable to achieve despite their illness.

SOCIAL SKILLS

73% of children felt that other children understood their feelings.
82% of parents notice that their child is more comfortable with others since the stay with L’ENVOL.

SELF-CONFIDENCE

74% of children did not imagine they could have done all the things they did at L’ENVOL.
100% of parents confim that their child is more confident since their stay.

Full Impact Report (French)

Results of an impact survey of the multi-pathology camp for 6 -17 year olds organized in 2020.
11 out of 11 children completed the survey at the end of their stay and 100% of parents answered the ‘3 months later’ surveys.
The 4 impact areas have been defined in collaboration with the research firm Kimso based on a study conducted in 2016 (French).

Step 1

End of Stay Survey for all our young patients.

Step 2

3 Months Later Survey for the families of children who benefited from our camps. There are questions for both the children and the parents.

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At L’ENVOL, I learned to surpass myself.

Sheryl, 10 years old

Manon is happier and is in good spirits, she wears L’ENVOL’s T-shirt to go to school!

Manon's Mother, 12 years old

Camps designed for Families

RELIEF

100% of parents have enjoyed a time off.
36% of them make time for themselves since their stay.

STRENGTHENING OF FAMILY BONDS

82% of parents feel that their family is closer since their stay and use their stay as an inspiration to recreate quality moments.

STRENGTHENING OF SOCIAL BONDS

100% of parents enjoyed the exchanges with other families that were present.
75% have stayed in touch with other families since their stay.

CHANGE OF POINT OF VIEW

75% of parents realize they need support.
82% let their sick child do more things on their own.

STRENGTHENING RESILIENCE

91% of parents accept their situation better after meeting other families.
64% say that remembering their stay helps them during tough moments.

Full Impact Report (French)

Results of an impact survey of the family weekend organized in November 2019.
17 families took this survey at the end of their stay and 71% answered the ‘6 months later’ survey.
The 5 impact areas have been defined in collaboration with the research firm Kimso in 2020.

Step 1

End of Stay Survey provided to all the parents.

Step 2

Online survey provided to parents 6 months after their stay.

We were much more relaxed, which made us better listeners (to ourselves and thus to our family) thanks, once again, to the amazing L’ENVOL team.

Valérie, a mother

We met beautiful people that all have in common the fact that their children are sick too. Sharing those moments, in this special environment, made us closer and created deep bonds with some parents.

Linda, a mother

This camp allowed me to trust my child more.

Mariam, a mother

Camps designed for siblings

TIGHTEN FRATERNAL BONDS

70% of children want to do more activities with their brothers and sisters after their stay at L’ENVOL.
64% of parents notice changes in their children’s interactions with each other since their stay.

GAIN AUTONOMY

91% of children are no longer afraid of spending a few days apart from their parents thanks to L’ENVOL.
79% of parents say that their children dare to do more things on their own since their stay.

BUILDING RESILIENCE

57% of parents say that their sick child’s siblings feel less lonely since their stay.
58% of sick children forget their illness during their stay.

DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS

98% of the children felt comfortable with volunteers.
100% of the parents say that their children have made friends during the stay.

GAIN SELF-CONFIDENCE – for sick children

73% of children did not think they were capable of doing all the things they managed to do at L’ENVOL.
93% of parents confirm that this stay has helped their child to gain confidence.

Full Impact Report (French)

Results of an impact survey of the siblings camp organized in 2020.
33 children took this survey at the end of their stay and 100% answered the 6 months later survey.
The 5 axes of impact have been defined in collaboration with the firm Kimso.

Step 1

End of Stay Survey provided to all the children.

Step 2

Online survey provided to their parents 6 months after their stay.

They are kinder to each other.

Mother of Cissé, 14, Mariam, 16 and Sokona 10

I learned to open up to others.

Sihem, 14 years old

Charline is more and more self-confident, that’s for sure!

Mother of Charline, 12 and Axel, 8

Camps designed for Brothers and Sisters

SOCIAL SKILLS

When participating in fun, diverse and inclusive activities, the child meets other children the same age and that share the same daily life and thus break out of the isolation they might feel with the illness of their brother or sister.

SELF-CONFIDENCE

Thanks to the caring atmosphere shared in L’ENVOL, the child gains confidence in their own capacity and rediscovers a carefree childhood.

Seeing all the people that are in the same situation as I am allows me to share my feelings and to be understood;

Lucie

L’ENVOL is the best way to be understood. The best way to communicate between us and to see other people who are being through the same situations as we do. They offer amazing activities. Do not wait any longer, you have to come!

Djemima

Recreational Therapy

During its camps, L’ENVOL uses recreational therapy, a method used by the SeriousFun Children’s Network. This approach is unique in France and is based on the belief that being physically and socially active is a step towards recovery. This approach consists of four key steps: 

  1. During an activity, the child is challenged to face their fears and overcome their limits, while being accompanied throughout the experience. 
  2. The constant presence of a trained adult ensures the challenge is successful
  3. The child is then accompanied in a reflection phase, individually and collectively, which allows them to express the experience in words and become aware of their success. 
  4. Because they are being accompanied when leaving their comfort zone, the children discover hidden capabilities that allow them to boost their self-confidence.