Inspiring Outdoor Learning for young people

Overview

Residential trips are a powerful way to immerse young people in a natural learning environment. As leaders in outdoor learning, our skilled team has a vast range of knowledge, expertise and experience bringing learning to life through a range of tailor-made programmes.

This fully-funded programme aims to give disadvantaged young people from London an unforgettable weekend of outdoor learning.

We use an ‘experience, learn, develop’ approach where young people learn through what they do, what they encounter and what they discover. Delivered by our experienced outdoor learning practitioners the experience is holistic and the value comes from looking at an individual’s whole self, their individual capabilities and outcomes and is a valuable part of the ecosystem that equips young people to thrive and empowers them to contribute at every stage of their lives.  

How are we going to achieve this?

Experience - Our programme will offer a selection of adventure activities and will engage young people in the programme to bring the learning to life.

Learn - Our experienced facilitators will deliver a progressive programme with plenty of touchpoints to check and embed understanding. The outdoor adventure sessions will be focused on creating opportunities for:

  • Improved mental health and wellbeing
  • Helping young people realise their potential, identifying core strengths and development areas
  • Increasing confidence, resilience and leadership skills

Develop - The programme will support the development of essential life skills, especially around character, teamwork and resilience helping empower individuals to develop their leadership skills so that they can use their insights to become leaders within their community and supporting them to thrive.

Sample Residential Programme

Arrival: After a late afternoon arrival, you will have the opportunity to settle into your accommodation and get orientated across the site. Subject to arrival time there may able be the opportunity to participate in some team initiatives designed to get to know the group. Followed by a two-course dinner adapted to dietary requirements and allergies. 

Night Walk: Located in a dark skies location our night walk provides a unique sensory opportunity to explore Avon Tyrrell during dusk or in total darkness and test our comfort around the darkness. As well as discovering the nocturnal creatures that live here, on a clear night it is a beautiful place to stargaze and listen to stories connected with the heritage of our manor house, helping create some powerful shared memories and experiences. 

Programme Dates

The following dates are currently available, but all are subject to change, so we would recommend choosing more than one date when applying.

  • 17th - 19th June 2022
  • 15th - 17th July 2022
  • 22nd - 24th July 2022
  • 29th - 31st July 2022
  • 3rd - 5th August 2022
  • 8th - 10th August 2022

If you want to find out more information, please contact our Customer Experience team on info@ukyouth.org or call them on 01425 672347.

How to apply?

This specific funded program is only open to London-based organisations.  To apply please complete the enquiry form

Love the look fo this programme but not from London?

Don't worry, we have a small pot of general funding that can be accessed by groups outside London, so please complete the enquiry form here.

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Team building, group and personal development opportunities bringing out the best in your group. 

Learning Outside the Classroom
LOtC

As a Learning Outside the Classroom badge holder, we provide a platform to outdoor learning and our highly qualified staff provide the support you need to meet and exceed the expectations of your students.

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If you have an enquiry or are looking to make a booking, please contact our Guest Services and Bookings Team who will be happy to help you. You can also book a site visit so you can look around the facilities.

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