Oceans of Opportunity for 20 Vulnerable Youngsters

by Youth Adventure Trust Vetted since 2016
Case Study: Laicey
Case Study: Laicey

Coastal Camp is coming up!

Spring is upon us and after our very successful Activity Days during February Half Term and the Easter holiday the 2018 Coastal Camp is the next camp in our young people’s Youth Adventure journey. 

In May Half Term we will take two streams of 40 young people to a new venue, the Purbeck Valley in Dorset, for a long weekend of water-based activities and we are really pleased that attendance for the camps looks high.

The water and land-based activities of camp are designed to develop the young people’s own personal skills such as  confidence and resilience but also to encourage them to work together. In addition to lots of games and team building, they will have the opportunity to get involved in classic activities such as kayaking and sailing but this year we also hope to offer a yacht and powerboat experience.  The young people will be supported by our amazing team of staff and volunteers who will ensure their experiences are not only enjoyable and memorable but also impactful. As always, we will be encouraging each young person to evaluate their experiences and their own personal development.

Never give up on the things that are hardest to do’ (Ryan aged 12 2017)

Thank you for your help in making Coastal Camp possible and helping us to make a valuable difference to the lives of vulnerable young people.

“Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for what might have been” -  Arthur Ransom, author of Swallows and Amazons.

This summer, thanks to your support, 20 vulnerable young people will have the chance to make new friends, work as part of a team, push themselves to try new things. They will become more resilient and build valuable life-skills to help them have a more positive future. They will definitely get wet and may possibly never be the same again....

Coastal Camp is the second residential camp in the Youth Adventure Trust's life-changing adventure programme. It is not always plain sailing for our young people. Trying new activities and learning new skills with new people, combined with deep water can be challenging. 

Some of those challenges involve the activities themselves such as, ‘jumping in the sea’, ‘Standing up in the kayak,’ ‘Raft building’, Being in a sail boat on my own’. Some of those challenges are less tangible such as; ‘Facing my fears’, ‘Getting to know everyone’, 'When I couldn’t get to sleep’, 'Making myself heard’, ‘Making friends’.

However, in the words of one of our volunteers, through their experiences on Coastal Camp our young people gain; ‘A great sense of achievement from pushing themselves and their boundaries. They all have something to be proud of. Hopefully this will give them the confidence to push themselves and attempt activities/tasks that they didn’t initially think themselves capable of tackling.’

And in the words of one of our young people,; 'I learnt that I can actually talk to new people and with a bit of motivation I can and will try anything someone throws at me'.

Thank you for helping to give Oceans of Opportunity Campaign to 20 vulnerable young people.


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Youth Adventure Trust

Location: Swindon, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.youthadventuretrust.org.uk
Twitter: @youth_adventure
Project Leader:
Louise Bird
Swindon, England United Kingdom
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