Outdoor adventures

Whatever your ability, our outdoor adventures are open to and have something for everybody. The evenings are extra special too with campfires, movies and even karaoke, bringing friends old and new closer together.

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The big outdoor adventure trip questions

What medical information do you need?

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.

I can’t swim. Does it matter?

Nope! During these trips you don’t go swimming. Lifejackets will be provided for when you are doing watersports activities so even if you do end up splashing around in the water you will just float.

I still get lack energy and don't feel very fit. Will this stop me coming?

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.

What do I need to bring?

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

What will we eat?

All meals will be provided by the centre teams. We will always do whatever we can to cater for everyone’s needs and aim to promote a healthy diet. You can tell us if you have any dietary requirements when you complete your Medical Form.

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 will make sure you drink plenty during the activities.

Should I bring my phone and spending money?

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.

What if I have to miss my trip?

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.

All advice and guidance on what to do if you've been or feel ill before your trip can be found here - Guidance on pre-trip illness.

How many times can I come back?

Everyone gets a minimum of three Trust trips (including your first time trip). If you are 8 on your first trip, you can continue to return up until you turn 18. If you are 17 on your first trip, you can come back for two return trips as an over 18. If you are 18 or over on your first trip, you can return for two further adventures.

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Laura's Story

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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You can return to sail and enjoy longer cruising experiences from Cowes, Largs or in partnership with a number of organisations who help us bring you the best range of sailing experiences possible around the UK.

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