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Volunteer and Change Lives

Monday, March 11, 2019

Adventure Plus has been in the business of changing lives for over 20 years now and we are always blown away by the amazing people who volunteer with us in different ways throughout the year. We have ‘office volunteers’ who appear regularly throughout the year to help with specific tasks in finance and fundraising, we have ‘activity volunteers’ who leave the comfort of their homes to camp alongside DofE groups in the middle of nowhere ...

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Lowland Expedition Training

Friday, March 08, 2019

Charis, former A+ GAP instructor and intern from Surrey who will be joining our Activity Coach team in April, writes about a recent expedition with the whole instructor team. At the end of February, the whole instructor team travelled up to Cannock Chase for a two day expedition so that the Lowland Expedition Leader (LEL) candidates could practice their navigation skills and group management. We were joined by Mark D’Sa, freelance ins...

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Bushcraft Training for Instructor Team

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Joel aged 19 from Birmingham joined our GAP year team last September. He gives an update on a Bushcraft training event which took place in our copse in early January:- The GAP team and Interns have been taught many exciting and highly effective skills during our Bushcraft training. These included choosing a safe place to create a fire along with using the right type of wood and leaves to light up with a flint and steel lig...

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February Half Term Fun in the Swiss Alps

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

We had a ‘full-house’ for our TA Ski week set in the breathtakingly beautiful Jungfrau region of Switzerland. Fresh and abundant snow, blue skies, amazing company, comfortable accommodation and healthy home-cooked meals all added to the amazing experience had by all on this adventure. This is some of the feedback when we asked for highlights from the week:- “The people I met and the friendships I’ve made. Loved the fun of Onesie Wedn...

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Kayak Skills Session

Monday, February 25, 2019

  Frazer aged 18 from Chipping Norton joined our GAP year team last September. Frazer gives an update on a pool training session held recently:-  On Friday 8th February, 11 of us (a mixture of A+ staff and friends/family) went to Oxford for a kayaking pool session at Oxford Brookes Harcourt Hill Campus. This session was to practice our T-Rescues, rolls, support strokes and gain more confidence in the water. A few...

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Witney to Westminster Canoe Marathon Training Update

Monday, February 25, 2019

Sim aged 18 from Oxford joined our GAP year team last September. Here he gives an update on their training for our biggest biennial fundraising event, the Witney to Westminster Canoe Marathon which takes place in May 2019:-  Starting the GAP year in September, we knew that there were going to be many challenges heading our way, one of them being the Witney to Westminster Canoe Marathon! This amazing event happens every second yea...

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Slacklining in Oxfordshire

Monday, February 25, 2019

Michael, a Cambridge graduate aged 22 from Hook, Hampshire joined our GAP year team, last September. He gives an update on a slacklining project completed with our activity coaches:- In Autumn, 9 of our activity instructors worked tirelessly to create a new learning space: a slacklining area!   Slacklining is a fast-growing sport involving a taut tape, suspended between two trees or posts, on which participants balance an...

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Expedition Training at A+

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Last week (starting on the 28th Jan) members of the A+ team started their Lowland Expedition Leadership (LEL) training with former A+ instructor Mark D’Sa. There were some classroom based activities but mostly outdoor training and activities. On the first day we started off in the classroom, going over the plan for the week. In the afternoon we planned and mapped a walk and then set out off  to Bampton and back (we ran out of day...

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Adventure Holidays 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

TA holidays 2019 – Bookings Open 2019 is well and truly underway! We hope that it has been a good start all round to this new year. Our wonderful team has been busy with planning and praying for our Total Adventure holidays 2019! Our theme this year is ‘You’ve got a friend in Him’, based on the verse ‘…there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother’ Prov 18:24b. We can’t wait to welcome many children to our TA holidays t...

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A+ Team Time 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

We have started 2019 off in style here at Adventure Plus. We got to spend a whole day together, taking time to pray, worship, and fellowship as well as getting some updates on essential training. The day began with a time of worship followed by a devotion from our A+ Chaplin, Gerald. His message spoke of God knowing all that we face and yet being in it all. We were encouraged to trust Him in the midst of any storms which might come our...

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