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Win a 4 night residential in Snowdonia
By Hati Whiteley
19, Oct, 2017
Applications open for a free of charge week-long residential with Snowdonia-based Boulder Adventures for your school or youth group, through the Alpkit Foundation.
In the name of helping people to overcome obstacles to Going Nice Places and Doing Good Things, the Alpkit Foundation and Boulder Adventures are offering one group the opportunity discover Snowdonia, learn new skills and take part in exciting activities in the outdoors with the experienced Boulder Adventures instructors.
Thanks to the generosity of Boulder Adventures, groups can apply for a 4 night residential outdoor activity course at the Bryn Du Mountain Centre, completely free of charge!
Staying in the self-catered accommodation, groups will follow a programme of outdoor activities in the beautiful natural playground of Snowdonia, learning anything from raft building and canoeing to rock climbing and gorge scrambling.
Those of you who follow the Alpkit Foundation will be familiar with our commitment to creating more accessible outdoors for anyone and everyone, whatever their background. We believe that learning in an outdoor environment is key for the development of young people and continues to enrich their lives way into adulthood. Spending time in the outdoors develops young people’s confidence, resilience and skills... It’s also jolly good fun!
Boulder Adventures take great care to match their residential activities to the abilities of the group. They design each activity to be challenging enough to engage all participants yet also fully achievable, enabling everyone to get the most adventure, action, fun, and learning out of the day (including teachers and group leaders!) The instructors understand that these residential courses quite often give young people their first taste of the outdoors, and work closely with group leaders to monitor progress.
Based in the heart of Snowdonia in the village of Llanberis, Boulder Adventures sits at the foot of Mount Snowdon and serves as the perfect base from which to explore the national park and make the most of its remarkable landscape. This provides groups with an incredible choice of activities, as mountains, lakes, rivers, and coastline are all in close proximity. Whilst an action-packed programme will be provided, the group some time to explore the village too.
Applications must be submitted by Friday 24th November for selection by the AK Foundation trustees on the 29th November. Fill in the application form at alpkit.com/foundation
Who can apply?
Applications are open to groups of up to 12, age range 13 – 16 years
Places are available for 12 participants, however if teachers or group leaders would like to come to assist without participating in activities, they are welcome to use the accommodation too. This must be discussed with Boulder Adventures beforehand.
Application deadline: Friday 24th November
Residential dates: EITHER 19th – 23rd February 2018 OR 19th – 23rd March 2018 (please specify preference on your application).
You group will arrive on Monday lunchtime and depart Friday morning, your activity programme looks a little like this (subject to confirmation with Boulder Adventures)
|Monday afternoon||Raft building|
|Monday evening||Local night walk|
|Tuesday||Rock climbing and canoeing|
|Wednesday||Gorge scrambling and preparation for mountain day|
Need to know
The group will need to provide their own transport to and from the course, this transport will also be required throughout the week.
This 4 night residential course is provided by Boulder Adventures. Boulder Adventures is AALA certified and a member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning.
If you have any questions about the activities on offer please contact Boulder Adventures directly on 01286 870556 or www.boulderadventures.co.uk.
The Alpkit Foundation supports projects that enable people to overcome the obstacles preventing them from Going Nice Places and Doing Good Things.
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