The Youth Adventure Trust has been helping young people from Wiltshire, Swindon and Somerset fulfil their potential, build resilience and lead positive lives in the future since 1992.

The outdoor activity based YAT Adventure Programme enables young people to challenge themselves, experience success, learn to go beyond their own expectations and grow in confidence. Through a series of residential camps, day activities, one to one support and focused developmental work they are able to build resilience, self esteem and develop social and life skills.

The YAT Resilience Programme works to the same outcomes through a year long programme of monthly activity days, an overnight adventure, one to one support, home-based challenges and reflective practice.

Our Mentoring Programme works for a year with those young people in need of some additional individualised support at the end of our other programmes.

The Trust’s Bursary Programme is open to all those young people who have completed an initial programme, in order to assist their next steps into further positive activities.

Our programmes are long term to ensure they are a meaningful experience where young people can get the maximum benefit out of the opportunity. All our services are provided completely free of charge to the young people who are nominated by schools and other youth organisations to take part.

Our aim is to make a lasting improvement to the lives of vulnerable young people.

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Our mission

The Youth Adventure Trust believes that vulnerable young people should be given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and be able to lead positive lives in the future.

Our aim is to inspire these young people to:

  • build resilience
  • develop confidence and self esteem
  • learn valuable life skills; and
  • achieve their full potential

We do this by providing a long term outdoor adventure programme and mentoring scheme which young people can access between the ages of 11 and 16.

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