Coastal Action and Volunteer Appreciation!

Over the extended Jubilee weekend, while the country was celebrating, the Youth Adventure Trust was hard at work running two fantastic Coastal Camps and helping to change the lives of our vulnerable young people.

With the help of our volunteers we took 60 young people away to the beautiful Isle of Purbeck and challenged them to step out of their comfort zone, build their resilience, and work together to accomplish things they didn’t know they were capable of.

From building makeshift rafts and sailing them on the sea, to jumping off high cliffs into the waves, our young people once again embodied the true spirit of the Youth Adventure Trust, achieving unbelievable things along the way.

The young people got the opportunity to try Stand up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Coasteering and so much more over two action-packed camps, and we couldn’t be prouder of what they achieved. Spending time on the Purbeck coast is always inspiring, but the effort and resilience shown by our young people took this to yet another level. They pushed themselves when they were cold, scared and tired to realise their full potential. 

All of this simply would not be possible without the compassion and dedication of our amazing volunteers. Not only did they give up their time with their family and friends over a national celebration, but they also gave our young people 100 percent of their energy to ensure they got the most out of the opportunity. From pushing themselves outside their own comfort zones, to encouraging the young people to go further than they think they can, our volunteers gave it their all. Through their patient support, never giving up on them, they help the young people achieve their aims and realise anything is possible if they put their mind to it. 

We would like to give a big thank you to all of the volunteers who took part in the Coastal Camps and all the other camps, days and events we run. We’re looking forward to working with you again during the action packed summer of camps!

“It’s incredible to see the young people come out of their shell just by taking part in these activities together. You can really understand how important Youth Adventure Trust camps are when a young person is really encouraged to do something that they find challenging, and when they do it they feel boosted! We let them know that we won’t give up on them and will stick by them, which is something that some of them might not have experienced before.” Tom, Coastal Camp Volunteer

Thank you so much to all of the volunteers for looking after my daughter so well this weekend. We so much appreciate your compassion and willingness to go the extra mile to help her. It sounds like you gave them incredible opportunities!” Parent of young person who attended a Coastal Camp