Try something completely new and push yourself outside of your comfort zone on one of our outdoor adventure trips.
This is a trip for under 18s
Bradwell is a coastal outdoor education centre on the River Blackwater Estuary, on Essex’s east coast. The Trust has been going to Bradwell since 2007 and this trip is as popular as ever.
Your medical information comes from the digital medical form you fill in prior to the trip, so make sure you include all relevant, up to date medical and non-medical information you feel we should know about.
You can read our approach to vaccination in 2023 here - Vaccination and testing
You can read our approach to testing in 2023 here - Vaccination and testing
No way! All our staff and volunteers understand the after-effects of cancer, including fatigue, can last a long time. They can make sure you get as many rest breaks as you need. You will be encouraged to join in all the activities, but won’t be forced to do anything you won’t be able to manage. We always also try to put young people into groups with similar abilities, so no one feels left out. You will surprise yourself.
Nope! During these trips you don’t actually go in the sea, so you don’t need to be able to swim. Lifejackets will be provided for when you are doing watersports activities.
Not as much as you think! Closer to the time of your trip we will send you a full kit list containing all the information you need.
Please don't bring big bulky bags or suitcases as there is very limited storage space - a soft holdall or something that can be squished down is perfect.
Please bring a swimsuit or something you can wear under a wetsuit. You won’t need any specialist clothing, waterproofs or a lifejacket – we provide all that - just normal clothes, including some warm layers, shoes you don’t mind getting wet. You will basically live in joggers/leggings, a hoodie and your Trust trip t-shirt!
We also always have plenty of high-factor sun cream on all of our trips. All the centres provide bedding, including pillows.
You can download your kit list here - Outdoor adventure trip kit list
All meals will be provided by the centre teams. Breakfast consists of cereals, toast and a cooked option. Lunch will be packed lunch, which can be taken on activities. A hot meal will be provided in the evenings, followed by pudding, and snacks are available in the evening should you still be a bit peckish! We try to cater for everyone’s needs and diets and aim to promote a healthy diet. If you do have any special dietary requirements these go on your Medical Form.
Any phones or valuable electronic equipment are brought along entirely at your own risk and we cannot be responsible for any loss or damage. We recommend these are left at home, but do understand you may want to bring them along for the journey. Our staff and volunteers will have phones you can use to phone home if necessary and Trust contact will be provided to family and friends should they need to get in touch while you’re away. Everything is provided so you only need enough money for any extra snacks or souvenirs you want to buy. We suggest no more than £20.
If you end up not being able to make your trip because of illness, we will try to get you on a trip later in the summer or you will be guaranteed a place on a trip next year. Talk to us and we will work to make sure you don't miss out. It also won't affect your eligibility to come back on future trips.
It’s a really nice break from the real world.
Laura had finished her treatment for ovarian cancer, but she still needed help making sense of what she had been through. She rediscovered herself on the water with others she could relate to.
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