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Life to the Max at Adventure Plus

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Adventure Plus founder, Jon Cox’s book ‘Life to the Max’ was released 4 years ago. This inspiring book tells the story of the development of Adventure Plus and the passion and dedication to follow the call to make a difference in the lives of  young people.   ‘Adventure Plus has led me into many adventures but I never expected that one of them would be to write a book! The story continues and it's been great t...

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Archery Training

Monday, April 08, 2019

Our GAP year team have just completed their In-house archery training with Director Brian Foxton. Brian works with the London Borough of Hackney Highways and we are so thankful that he shares his passion and expertise for this great sport with our new team members each year! The training covered aspects of safety, use of equipment, coaching strategies, how to identify eye dominance to improve accuracy. Having worked on arch...

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Directors Days’ Open Afternoon 2019

Monday, April 01, 2019

Our annual Directors’ Day Open Afternoon is one of the highlights of the A+ year. It is an opportunity for our team to update the Directors and supporters. Each department gave a presentation which included targets met, challenges overcome, encouragements from 2018 and then hopes for the year to come.Supporters were able to put faces to names and to hear uplifting stories of how God has answered prayers and worke...

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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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