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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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Become an A+ GAP Instructor

Thursday, January 24, 2019

We are super excited to announce that our GAP Year (Gap at Adventure Plus) applications for September 2019 are now open. It feels surreal to be thinking about new GAP year instructors when we have so much on the go currently with our amazing 2018/19 team.   Benefit from our Years of Experience We have been running our GAP programme for over 20 years and each year we are blessed to see the amazing growth in character, strength and ...

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2018 Christmas Appeal

Monday, December 10, 2018

    ‘I wish I could live here!’ These words, from an 11 year old child who has had numerous foster care placements and changes of social workers, capture wonderfully so much that we are working for in our transformational youth work. A+ has become for her a safe place, a fun place where she knows she is loved. This, in turn, is a huge encouragement to our team who are working to ‘reflect God’s light, His life and His l...

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​News from A+

Friday, December 07, 2018

We have had lots of fun getting the Plus Points Newsletter and Christmas Appeal ready over the last few weeks and we were pleased to pop them into the post this week. Look out for yours in the post over the next few days. We love putting the newsletter together as it gives us a chance to stop and think about all that has happened in the year. We are so thankful for our amazing team who are committed to and passionate ...

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New Qualifications for A+ GAP Year Team

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Our GAP year team, Tom our Conservation Intern and group of other young people from Rock UK and Fellowship Afloat spent the week at Ashburnham Place in Sussex, one of our Associate Centres. We are so proud of them as they have all successfully passed their Paddlesport Instructor assessment in the chilly November weather.   Photos thanks to Frazer Chapman. Training Pays Off This is what our team had to say about the hi...

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