Challenge Groups

These are aimed primarily at young people aged from 12- 16 years old who are referred to us by agencies on the Isle of Wight. Many lack confidence and have low self-esteem; some have difficulties engaging with school; and some are at risk of getting into trouble with the authorities.

We offer a range of positive activities over a 8 or 9 week ‘Challenge’ period such as camping, mountain biking, climbing, water sports, archery, hiking etc.

A residential trip is often included during this time helping challenge groups bond and work through some of the issues they face in their day-to-day lives.

Young people who complete a challenge programme are invited to remain engaged with Challenge & Adventure to continue with additional activities and have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme

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