Youth Groups

This course achieved all of our objectives and more. The group experience started from the bus journey and each session was excellent. The course instructor took into account the needs of each individual, making sure they were all challenged equally. I have seen a direct impact on the young people, not only in their confidence but in the new friendships that have formed as a result Paula Murray, Young Careers Development Workers, Glasgow North East and East End Young Carers.

We work with youth groups across the UK, providing outdoor residential experiences in Snowdonia, The Lakes and The Highlands.

Our instructors are experienced, committed and highly professional with facilitation, technical skills and qualifications. Each group will have the same dedicated instructor for the entire duration. They have the ability and experience to both support and challenge young people throughout.

During the course, if appropriate for the group, participants will experience an expedition, where they camp out overnight and spend at least 24 hours away from modern-day amenities and distractions.  The expedition will be combined with other exciting and challenging activities such as gorge walking, rock climbing, cutter sailing or canoeing, we believe in immersing young people as deeply as possible in the natural environment and using all activities to further improve and embed learning.

As a charity we can offer bursaries of up to 40% of course costs to almost 70% of our participants, so that as many young people as possible can benefit from a high quality residential experience.

Outcomes

We work in partnership with you to deliver 3 and 5-day programmes which are tailored to meet your specific requirements and issues, from supporting effective transition and raising aspirations through to developing effective leaders. Throughout each course we focus on how soft skills and experiences can be transferred back into the home, school or work environment.

Specific and measurable course outcomes include:

  • Increased confidence and improved personal and emotional wellbeing
  • Improved relationships with others
  • Increased resilience
  • Increased confidence in learning
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of the natural environment.

For the full details, please download our Social Impact report (15KB, pdf) or visit the Impact section of our website.

Employability Skills

Transitioning from education to employment presents a significant challenge for young people today. Find out how our courses can specifically address the skills and attributes that employees are looking for - Supporting Young People into Employment

 

OUR OFFER TO YOUTH GROUPS

  • High quality residential experiences
  • Financial assistance of up to 40% towards course fees
  • Experienced, committed and highly professional instructors with facilitation and technical outdoor skills and qualifications
  • Genuine wilderness locations for hugely impactful experiences
  • Research and evaluation with proven course outcomes
  • 24-hr pastoral care
  • All Food, accommodation, tuition and fully comprehensive insurance included.

Prices start from £1,662* for a 3-day residential (Friday to Sunday) or £2,520* for a 5-day residential for one group (max. 12 students) and 1 member of visiting staff.

* The final price can vary dependent upon seasonality and eligibility of financial assistance.

Contact us and find out more

Financial Support & Latest Offers

In addition to being able to offer financial assistance of up to 40% of the course cost to over 70% of our participants. We also have excellent offers on specific weeks that are available in our centres, more details of these can be found on our offers page.

You can choose from a range of themed courses, from Engaging in Learning to Teamwork Skills and Leadership Skills, as well as bespoke. Each course has a clear set of outcomes.

Courses we would recommend for youth groups are Adventure and Challenge (case study) and Engaging in Learning (case study).

Please get in touch to discuss your group's requirements, so we can advise you on the appropriate course.

Adventure Challenge (pdf) - 3 day sample programme (including expedition)

Adventure Challenge (pdf) - 5 day sample programme

Engaging in Learning (pdf) - 5 day sample programme