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Adventure Plus : Outdoor Activity Centres and Adventure Holidays for Young People

Adventure Plus is the Adventure Youthwork & Outdoor Education charity that provides Adventure Holidays, Gap Year Training programmes & Internships, all in a positive Christian Environment.

About Adventure Plus

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.

A+ Also Offers:

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.

Providing Adventure Since 1990:

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:

  • Just by being part of the group, you make a difference
  • We all have a positive contribution to make
  • We are all greatly loved and highly valued...
  • We are called to be the best we can in any situation life throws at us.

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 :

  1. Ashburnham Place in East Sussex
  2. Cliff College near Baslow in the Peaks, is soon to be available
  3. Quinta, on the Shropshire - North Wales border

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.

What Others Say

A+ is grateful for the support, wisdom and dedication of our:

Life to the MAX by Jon Cox

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

Reviewers said:

"inspiring!" "easy to read" "unable to put this book down"

We'd love to hear what you think...

Safety is Paramount: A+ is licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS). We provide a wide range of activities and training programmes, all with appropriately qualified instructors.

All our contact staff and volunteers are DBS checked.

AALA Member of CCI Activities Industry Mutual

Further details of the charity can also be seen on the Charity Commission and Companies House websites.

Milestones

2016

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
2007
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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