Adventure Plus is the Adventure Youthwork & Outdoor Education charity that provides Adventure Holidays, Gap Year Training programmes & Internships, all in a positive Christian Environment.
Adventure Plus provides adventure, inspiration, fresh air, beauty and a myriad of real life experiences and challenges that nature has to offer in a dynamic, positive Christian environment.
We love what Bear Grylls has to say about us:
A+ is one of the most exciting charities out there, for encouraging young people to
Get out there, Grab Life and Live Boldly
- Bear Grylls A+ Patron
A+ is about encouraging young people to embrace the adventures that life offers, in the bigger perspective of a Christian Faith, which is at the
heart of our work.
We do this primarily through four different approaches to 'Adventure Youthwork':
Group Adventures Providing adventure activities for schools, youth groups, DofE, church weekends away and family groups.
AdventureImpact Our specialist unit working with children and young people, aged 8-21, who are vulnerable, disadvantaged or who have additional needs.
Total Adventure Holidays Residential holidays and day camps for individuals and groups of friends.
GAP: Adventure training and discipleship gap year and internship programmes.
Skill Training Nationally recognised and in-house qualifications in a number of adventure skills.
Leadership and Team Building For small company staff teams to senior management of large schools; Oxford University department heads, charity staff teams or boards of large corporates.
Active Retreats. A refreshing approach to being 'on retreat'. Join us for themed activity weekends at Windmill Farm, or a multi-day journey walking across Cumbria or a river trip by canoe across Scotland, down the Dordogne or in the Canadian Wilderness. 'Out there - In Him' is a popular theme for our retreats.
Our Vision is to help you to Realise your potential, through adventure and education, in a positive Christian environment.
It has been a huge privilege to adventure with over 75,000 young people and adults since 1990 offering holidays, school residentials, gap years, skills training and mentoring to some of the most vulnerable in our society. Whoever we are working with there is a consistent theme:
A+ is an interdenominational Christian Charity supported by over 200 volunteers and many individuals, charitable trusts and churches.
A+ is working to develop an Adventure Base in Oxfordshire, easily accessible from London, Birmingham, Oxford, Gloucester, Swindon, Bristol.
We also deliver adventure residentials from three Associate Centres :
As a mobile adventure provider A+ can also bring the adventure to you, delivering a taster session to your school or church centre. We can also meet you at a river or crag, for your adventure day or multi-day journey.
A+ delivers regular After School Clubs for a number of schools in the local area.
Our people are our greatest asset. Our Team' of activity coaches, both staff and volunteers, are passionate about encouraging the 7,000 young people each year, through adventure and education in a positive Christian environment.
A+ is grateful for the support, wisdom and dedication of our:
Describes the story behind the growth of A+, from an initial 'calling' to a young couple of youth workers in Central London, to the purchase of a fifty acre farm in Oxfordshire, engaging over 75,000 children and young people along the way. The amazing story behind the development of A+, from the 2 bedroom flat of a couple of youth workers in Central London, to the purchase of a fifty acre farm in Oxfordshire, engaging over 75,000 children and young people along the way.
To find out more about the story behind the creation of A+, pick up a copy of Life to the MAX by Jon Cox
"inspiring!" "easy to read" "unable to put this book down"
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All our contact staff and volunteers are DBS checked.
The crucial purchase of land to build the on site AdventureBase that will include the only in-land artificial coasteering opportunity in the UK
|2015||A+ moves to Windmill Farm, delivering adventure activities from existing facilities, whilst continuing to raise funds for the AdventureBase|
|2014||A+ agrees to purchases Windmill Farm Conference Centre and 50 acres of land where they will develop the AdventureBase|
|2014||Jon's book Life to the MAX is published, sharing the encouraging story of God's faithfulness through calling, guidance and provision, in the foundational years of A+|
|2013||Launch of the AdventureBase initiative to develop a permanent facility for A+|
|2012||A+ grows to help over 6,000 children and young people|
|2011||A+ is 21! We celebrated with our 21st Anniversary Ball|
|2010||AdventureImpact grows to help over 150 vulnerable young people in it's second year|
|2009||First Witney to Westminster Canoe Challenge - raised £20,000 towards AdventureImpact|
|2008||AdventureImpact launched. Our long awaited specialist unit work with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people|
||A+ launches its strategic development plan to cope with growth & increasing demand|
|2002||Further growth as we increase our outreach by a further 50%, reaching over 3,000 children and youth.|
|2005|| Further growth as we increase our outreach by a further 1000, reaching over 6,000 children and youth.
2004 Further growth as we increase our outreach by a further 1000, reaching over 5,000 children and youth.
|2001||A+ doubles our outreach to work with 2,000 children and youth. We expanded our staff team ! ---empty-tag---
|2000||Charity changes its name to Adventure Plus (A+) and engages with 1,000 young people in a year for the first time|
|1993-99||Adventure provision and youth work develops in the SE of England and further afield|
|1992||FGT moves to West Oxfordshire - 90 minutes from London, Birmingham and Southampton|
|1990||Jonathan & Tessa Cox set up Fair Glade Trust (FGT) as a registered charity in central London|
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