5 Day Adventure 10-12 years old

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5 Day Adventure 10-12 years

Adventure level: Basecamp Basecamp First wilderness experience or first time away from home on your own? A supportive, but challenging and adventurous experience.
Icon/Date Created with Sketch. Available from: 1 Jul 2024
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If you’re 10-12 years old looking for an authentic adventure in nature and want to build your confidence, this is the Outward Bound Adventure for you.


What you'll be doing

No two Outward Bound adventures are the same. Your group’s appetite for adventure will shape what you do each day.

Taking journeys into the wild and exploring the natural environment. Stretch your comfort zone with activities like hiking, canoeing, gorge scrambling, abseiling, rock climbing, rafting, kayaking and wild swimming.

So whilst we can’t tell you exactly what you’ll be doing, we do guarantee you will have fun and be challenged.

Here's what a summer adventure could look like...

Day 1

Your adventure will start with a bang and kick off with our infamous jog and dip. This is exactly what it says it is – you will jump or run into the lake or sea, catapulting you straight into the Outward Bound experience from the very start.

Next, you’ll explore the grounds of the centre where you’ll call home for the next 5 days. You’ll meet your group and your instructor, who will let you know what you can expect on your adventure. Soak up the anticipation of what’s ahead and get to know your fellow adventurers.

Day 2

Make sure you eat your breakfast because you will need your energy today. It’s time for you to discover the outdoors and go exploring in the wild.

This could be a day on the water where you’ll undertake an exhilarating activity such as canoeing, rafting or kayaking.

At the end of the day, as well as feeling on top of the world, you will also have a brand new appreciation for the natural environment.

Day 3

Wake up and get ready to embark on an invigorating experience in the outdoors.

This will be a day like no other as you’ll go out into the wild reaching new heights by climbing or hiking a heroic peak. Or don your waterproofs and wellies and tackle a water-gushing gorge.

No matter what, you’ll appreciate your shower when you are back at centre!

Day 4

Just when you think you can’t go further from your comfort zone, welcome to Day 4.

Take an all-day expedition through the wilderness. Your journey will take you over land and water where you’ll be doing a mix of activities.

Your journey will finish at a camp where you will cook out and eat under stars.

Day 5

With your new friends, you will work together to solve a challenge and realise what you are truly capable of.

Before you leave, pick up your certificate and put it on display when you return home – you will feel you have achieved something monumental this week.


The price, what's included and kit list

Book your 2024 adventure now with a deposit of £150*.

*See our T&Cs for more info.

You will get

  • One instructor from start to finish
  • A dedicated house parent in the evenings
  • Full programme, crammed full of activities
  • All the kit to keep you safe, dry and warm
  • Accommodation and bedding
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • A certificate of achievement and fabric badge

You will need

  • A sense of adventure
  • Clothes and footwear for each day
  • A camera (for the memories)
  • Pocket money for souvenirs and an ice cream or two! (recommended)

Got a question? Chat to us

What other adventurers think

Don't take our word for it! Hear from others to find out what you can expect from an Outward Bound Adventure.

18 Aug 2019

Howtown August 2019

12 year old son enjoyed his week at Howtown. His instructor Ryan was great, very encouraging and friendly. His favourite activity was cliff jumping into Ullswater as it was a nice balance of thrill and feeling safe with learning the right checks. He also really liked the teamwork involved in gorge walking

17 Feb 2020

Davidson Family

Our son has the time of his life at Ullswater summer 2019. The life skills this adventure has installed in him are something we could never have done as parents. It has given him confidence to go all in without hesitation. School have noticed a positive change in his attitude and outlook since coming back to school in September. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Outward bound team, Ullswater team especially Flora! :)

Davidson Family
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