5 Day Adventure 16-17 years old
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5 day adventure 16-17 years

16-17 years
From £499.00
Is this Adventure for me?

If you're 16-17 years old looking for an authentic adventure in nature and want to build your confidence in the wild, this is the Outward Bound Adventure for you.

All Outward Bound Adventures have some things in common.

You’ll enjoy authentic outdoor activities in National Parks and wild places, guided by highly-qualified instructors.

It will be a path of discovery. A chance to have fun, be curious and make new friends. Before you know it, you’ll be stepping outside your comfort zone and discovering your talents.

Your confidence will grow and you'll learn how to believe in yourself.

See what you'll do
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Spend 5 days (4 nights) away from home at one of our residential centres in an awe-inspiring location. If you're aged 10-12 years old, you'll experience at least one evening around a campfire where you'll eat under the stars and share stories with your group. If you're 13-17 years old, you'll get to experience an overnight expedition where you'll camp in the wild, either in a mountain hut, a tent or bivvying under the stars.

This could be your first wilderness experience or first time away from home on your own.

We're here to give you a supportive, but challenging and adventurous experience. Making the most of the natural environment, you'll learn to stretch yourself outside of your comfort zone by tackling a range of challenging outdoor activities.

This is a 5-day adventure like no other. Spend time in the great outdoors, make new friends and develop new skills like independence and personal responsibility. Go home a stronger, more confident version of yourself and learn the most important lesson you could ever learn: to believe in yourself.

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.

You'll take journeys into the wild and explore the natural environment. Stretch your comfort zone with activities like hiking, canoeing, gorge scrambling, abseiling, rock climbing, rafting, kayaking and wild swimming.

A highlight will be your overnight expedition, where you'll spend the day journeying to your wild camp and then spend the night under the stars.

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

What you'll experience

  • A fun and challenging adventure in the wild
  • Something new and challenging
  • Develop workplace skills
  • Make new friends
  • A break from screens and social media
  • Explore the natural environment
  • Build confidence in the outdoors
  • Memories to last a lifetime

The price, what's included and kit list

We're not interested in making money, just changing lives. So there's only one price and no hidden extras.

Reserve your place with a deposit of just £100 today.

You will get:

  • One instructor from start to finish
  • Full programme, crammed full of activities
  • All the kit to keep you safe, dry and warm
  • Accommodation and bedding
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Fully comprehensive insurance

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)

The Adventure Fund

Whatever your circumstances, we want you to be able to have an opportunity to go on a summer adventure. As a charity we raise money to provide support when you need it. The adventure fund is here to help.

Thomas' Discover Adventure story

Guest blogger and Discover Adventure participant Thomas (aged 11) shares his tales of discovery at Aberdovey.

Take a look at what other people have been saying

If you've been on one of our adventures, why not provide a review yourselves? Let other people know what they can expect.

27 Aug 2021

5 Day Adventure Week

I spent 5 days in my summer holiday with outward bound in Aberdovey and I truly had the time of my life! I made so many new friends and took part in loads of activities from canoeing to absailing to a 10K walk with an overnight stay! I honestly couldn't speak highly enough of the team leaders and the staff- they were brilliant! I love how to can put yourself out into nature and achieve new experiences. So, for anyone who is looking for something to do over the holidays- go to Outward Bound! you'll have a blast!!
- Priya C
16 Aug 2018

The Best week of my life

I've had such an amazing time and I feel that I've definitely grown as a person! :)

- Grace
17 Sep 2019

Outward Bound

SO fun! A week by beautiful Loch Eil really helped with social skills and confidence. Awesome time, the best part was definitely climbing Ben Nevis which was actually easier than I thought. Chris (the instructor) was great and all the activities were amazing. Thank you so much Outward Bound!

- Helen M.