Application Information

How do I apply/refer? – Man & Boy’s programme of camps and 6-week relationship building courses run throughout the year and therefore referrals for places can be made at anytime by POST using the information leaflets or on-line by completing the on-line application on the website .


Simply provide the family with an information leaflet and ask them to complete one-side of the ‘tear-off’ application page and return to you. The referrer then completes the reverse of the application page and sends it to MAN&BOY, Suite 1, 444 Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 7EL OR completes the ON-LINE application. (Leaflets are distributed local schools and services, however, if you would like additional leaflets contact or download and print the leaflet here:




Advanced notification about when and where the latest camps and courses are taking place is sent out to an email distribution list. If you would like to be added to this list please complete the ‘CONTACT US’ page.


Who can apply? – Anyone can apply by completing the an application, however, in most cases someone working with a family completes the application after discussion with them.


What is the criteria? – Boys who:

  • Are in school years 5, 6 , 7 & 8 (although we will consider boys outside of this age range where appropriate)
  • Are struggling with life (E.G. boys struggling with behaviour, difficulty in making friendships, becoming withdrawn)
  • Would benefit from time spent with a significant adult male in their lives (dad, step-dad, granddad, uncle, older brother, family friend, etc) identified by the parent/guardian
  • NB. We are particularly keen to receive applications for families who may be disengaged with school or disadvantaged in some way


What does it cost?

Each family place costs approximately £500 and MAN&BOY seek to cover as much of these costs as possible from grants, charitable donations and contributions from schools and other agencies.


All places are heavily subsidised and therefore if you would like to refer a family we would ask the referral agency to consider making a contribution of £100 towards the costs. In some cases we are also able to provide fully funded places.


We therefore do not expect the family to pay, however, in order to encourage attendance, a refundable deposit of £20 is requested from them on enrolment. This is returned upon completion of the course/camp. 

Grow Your Tenner 2018
A chance to donate regularly to MAN&BOY
10 December
Fantastic Teamwork at our Autumn Camp
Bringing you up-to-date with our latest event and celebrating the support of Children in Need. Thankyou! @BBCChildreninNeed
15 November
London Landmark Climbing Challenge
A great afternoon of climbing at Whitespider in aid of MAN&BOY
1 November

We want to

  • Raise self-esteem in boys
  • Support and encourage men as role models
  • Empower boys to reach their full potential in school, work, and family, and to contribute positively in their local communities.


We value

  • Family and the role of the father
  • Acting honestly and with integrity
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Believing in people
  • Enabling others to achieve their full potential
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the winter man & boy camp. It made us realise how life is so busy and that we do not spend enough quality time together enjoying one another’s company as father and son. It has also made us aware we should make more effort at home to take time out to discuss things together. I would strongly recommend the camp to anyone lucky enough to have the opportunity to take part in future man & boy activity weekends away. I hope these comments will help keep man & boy such a successful and fun organisation
A dad