Is this Adventure for me?
For 13-15 year olds who actively enjoy outdoors experiences and camping, and want to challenge themselves on a longer adventure away with multi-day expeditions.
All Outward Bound Adventures have some things in common.
You’ll enjoy authentic outdoor activities in UK 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
Here you'll find some of our most adventurous programmes for 13-17 year olds. You'll spend 14 days (13 nights) away from home, experience multi-day adventures and nights out in the wild away on overnight expeditions.
To take on the challenge of a Summit Adventure, you'll already have experience of exploring the outdoors and camping in the wild. You may have been to Outward Bound before or taken on challenges like your Duke of Edinburgh Award. You'll also have some independence in nature and are now seeking your next challenge and crave the opportunity to discover more about yourself.
Over 14 days you will face high levels of personal challenge and have the unique opportunity to lead your own expedition into the wilderness, exploring what the UK outdoors really has to offer. This is where you'll tackle both metaphorical and physical mountains. There's no better place to enhance your personal skills like problem-solving and teamwork, and deepen your social and emotional awareness. In the end, you will know what you're worth - you will leave Outward Bound with friends for life and a new level of confidence that will change your life.
What you'll experience
- A unique and challenging adventure to push your limits
- A journey of self-discovery
- Make new friends that last a lifetime
- Practice and develop skills for your future, like problem solving
- Explore the remotest parts of the UK
- Be self-reliant, and become more confident and resilient
- Stand out from the crowd by achieving something different
- Time to connect with nature, away from the distractions of life
The price, what's included and kit list
We're a charity. It's not about making money, it's about changing lives, so there's only one price and no hidden costs.
Reserve your place with a deposit of just £100 today.
You will get:
- One instructor from start to finish
- Full programme, packed 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)
- 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.
Connecting to Nature
If there's one thing we can agree on it's that we're living in a time of change. As we think about young people’s wellbeing, we're sure that connecting to nature is one of the best ways we can help promote young people's mental health and wellbeing.
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Definitely do this!
Really fun! Would definitely recommend it to others. Had fun, made loads of new friends, and enjoyed nature. Thank you Outward Bound!
Our son loved the experience - physical activities surrounded by nature (no screens!), a wonderful teacher creating a great spirit in the group, and very well organised overall. 5 out of 5 on our side! Thank you.