What We Do

Our vision is to create opportunities for young people to engage and appreciate nature.

We have found that there is a limited amount of activities available to children between the ages of 14 and 17 which is a crucial age for keeping them involved and connected. Below are some of the projects we have been involved in that give children and young people experiences that involve hands-on opportunities. We particularly try to reach those who would not necessarily have the chance to experience the outdoors.

Please get in touch if you are an organisation that needs help providing funding for an initiative that provides an opportunity to engage young people: info@cameronbespolka.com.

Below are the activities we sponsor:


White-rumped Sandpiper
Ongoing

Young Leaders course with BTO

We were delighted to award Jonathan Farooqi with this year’s scholarship to attend the Young Leaders …

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Tongue of the Hummingbird by Madeline Nolan
August 2019

Cameron Bespolka Award Winners 2019

This year's Young Bird Photographer of the Year competition has just announced it’s winners.   …

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Young Carers at Minstead Study Centre
August 2019

Winchester and Romsey Young Carers

We were thrilled to sponsor 20 young carers from Winchester & District Young Carers as well as Romsey …

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August 2019

Osprey Days 2019

‘Reserve Experts’ is a one day experience for young people, held on the Lyndon Nature Reserve, …

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Eastern Kingbird
July 2019

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Event 2019

Applications are now closed for 2019.  Congratulations to Alex Chapman who has won the Scholarship. …

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New Forest Wildlife Camp
May 2019

New Forest Wildlife Camp 2019

We were delighted to be able to sponsor and participate in the Wild New Forest Nature Camp 2019 …

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May 2019

BTO Camp 2019

The brilliant BTO bird camp was back for its 4th year and even better than before.

All photographs by …

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Ongoing

Schools in Winchester Art Competition

The art competition is now closed for 2019. Please read our report on all the winners and the prize giving …

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1st Margaret Fykes - Raccoon
January 2019

Florida's Birding and Photo Fest 2019

Margaret Fykes beautiful picture of a raccoon takes first prize in the Florida's Birding and Photo Fest …

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Nick Baker
November 2018

Cameron Bespolka Memorial Talk

There was an incredible turnout for the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Talk, hosted by Winchester …

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Ongoing

Cameron's Cottage

Cameron's Cottage will be a new field centre in the depths of a “Secret Forest” built to inspire …

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Osprey with Fish - Maddie Nolan
August 2018

Cameron Bespolka Award Winners 2018

This years Young Bird Photographer of the Year competition has just announced it’s winners.   …

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Ongoing

Young Naturalists

Together with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, we are delighted to have set up a group of …

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July 2018

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Event 2018

We are delighted to announce Elliot Montieth as this year’s recipient of the Cameron Bespolka …

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June 2018

Junior Guide Trainees

We were very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Homeless Children’s Foundation again this …

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June 2018

HOS Young Birders Camp 2018

We were delighted to sponsor and participate in our first Hampshire Ornithological Society (HOS) Young …

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May 2018

BTO Camp 2018

The weekend of the 25-27th May saw another hugely successful BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) bird …

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April 2018

Homeless Children’s Foundation

Once again the Trust was able to join with the Homeless Children's Foundation and sponsor 12 students …

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Roseate Spoonbill
April 2018

Florida's Birding and Photo Fest 2018

Florida's Birding and Photo Fest in St. Augustine, Florida, takes place in April every year.  The …

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March 2018

Art Competition 2018

Schools in Winchester Art Competition Theme: Birds in Winchester

Enter this art competition and win …

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Peregrine Falcons and Red Kites Talk
November 2017

Cameron Bespolka Memorial Talk

This year’s Cameron Bespolka Memorial Talk at Winchester College was about Peregrine Falcons and Red …

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August 2017

Cameron Bespolka Award Winners 2017

The Cameron Bespolka Young Bird Photographer of the Year, run by Bird Photographer of the Year organisers the …

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July 2017

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Event 2017

Max Hellicar attended the event in July 2017. This event is a life changer for any young birder and this …

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May 2017

British Trust for Ornithology Camp 2017

We were once again delighted to sponsor this year’s Bird Camp at Thetford, Norfolk by partnering …

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April 2017

Homeless Children’s Foundation Spring Break 2017

Once again the Trust was able to join with the Homeless Children's Foundation and sponsor 12 students …

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April 2017

Florida's Birding and Photo Fest 2017

Florida's Birding and Photo Fest in St. Augustine, Florida, takes place in April every year.  The …

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October 2016

RSPB Conservation Weekend

Every year, the RSPB organise a group of 30 teenagers to help with some practical conservation work on one of …

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July 2016

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Event 2016

We selected Amy Hall to attend the event in 2016 and she had this to say: "Being chosen for this trip …

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March 2016

Nature Camp for Children from Hope for Family Center

In March 2016, the Trust sponsored 14 homeless children from the Hope for Family Centre, to enable them to …

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February 2016

Birds on the EDGE

On Thursday 11th of February, 2016 a talk was held in memory of Cameron in New Hall, Winchester College, at …

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July 2015

Birding the World

In July 2015, Keith Betton presented a talk about birding around the world at Swithuns School in Winchester. …

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