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Welcome to the Youth Adventure Programme!


What is the Youth Adventure Programme? 

The Youth Adventure Programme is a series of residential adventure camps and day activities over three years, where young people have the chance to take part in a range of activities, work in a team, experience group living and challenge themselves in a new environment. The camps are provided completely free of charge to the young people who take part.

Young people participate in our Youth Adventure Programme by attending the Explore Day as an introduction to outdoor activities and the Mitchemp Trust.  Following this there are 3 residential opportunities;  Mountain Camp, Coastal Camp and Forest Camp.  In the final year of the programme there are 3 Pathway Days, where alongside activities young people have the chance to look into other activities and things going on in their local area.


Who will be there?

There will be up to 40 young people on each of the camps, who will all come from different schools and groups across Wiltshire. The same young people will be on all of your trips, so once you’ve met them all at the first one, you’ll know everyone for the rest of the camps. You’ll be in a different activity group for each of the camps with around 9 other young people. There’ll also be 3 Mitchemp Trust volunteer staff with you, and an activity instructor, who will be qualified and experienced in the activity you are doing.

What will you do on the Youth Adventure Programme? 

Full details coming soon!

Essential information: 

  • NO COST: It’s free – you won’t have to pay anything or need any special kit to take part.
  • TRAVEL: We’ll pick you up in a coach from a school near to where you live and take you to the camp. We’ll send you a letter before the trip to tell you where and what time you’ll need to meet the coach.
  • KIT LIST: We’ll also send you a list of what you need to bring with you, but don’t worry, you don’t need any special clothes or kit to take part. Just make sure you bring old clothes and plenty of pairs of socks! You can also see a copy of the kit list in our Documents section. View the Kit list here.
  • CONTACT DETAILS: Don’t forget to tell us if your address or telephone number change, or if there’s anything else you’d like to let us know - get in touch through the Contact Us  page.

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