Jack Petchey Residential Trips
Starting in 2022 following the effects of the pandemic, the Jack Petchey Foundation has been working in partnership with London Youth and Essex Boys and Girls Clubs to offer new opportunities to take young people on overnight residential trips outside of their local area.
Young people’s mental health, education, and employment prospects have all been hit hard by the pandemic. But losing the chance to spend time away on an outdoor adventure, missing out on these formative childhood experiences, has been one of the unkindest impacts of Covid.
Scroll down to see if your group is eligible for a residential trip and which organisation you should contact to find out more.
Residentials for youth groups in London
Jack Petchey Adventures with London Youth
The Jack Petchey Foundation and London Youth have teamed up since 2022 to provide young people with an opportunity they have perhaps never had the chance to take up before – the chance of going on an overnight stay in the great outdoors activity centre outside of London.
It includes: A two night stay in Hindleap Warren, East Sussex, or Woodrow High House, Buckinghamshire, with many outdoor activities available including obstacle courses, team building, bush craft, high ropes and much more. Both centres are surrounded by acres of woodland and countryside to explore and roam.
Important info: You will need to be running the Jack Petchey Achievement Award scheme and be a member of London Youth, or at least have applied to be a member.
NB:organisations with income less than £500k annual turnover will be prioritised, with larger organisations welcome to express an interest and organisations reapplying in year 2 should aim to bring young people who did not attend in 2022.
Residentials for youth groups in Essex
Wales Adventure Week with the Jack Petchey Foundation
The Jack Petchey Foundation and Essex Boys and Girls Club are working together to promote and provide the opportunity of outdoor education to young people that might not have been away from home before. Essex Boys and Girls Club own a brilliant outdoor centre in the Brecon Beacons, Wales called Maes y Lade Centre
It includes: Travel to and from the centre and a 5 day/4 night residential for young people, available to book throughout the year during the February, Easter, May and Summer holidays.
Important Info: Groups must be part of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award scheme and members of Essex Boys and Girls Clubs to attend. Interested groups not yet on either scheme can apply to join and be eligible for a trip.
NB: youth organisations based in areas with higher rates of deprivation and disadvantaged will be prioritised. The residential programmes are also aimed at young people who would not otherwise be able to go away. Organisations reapplying in year 2 should aim to bring young people who did not attend in 2022.