Adventure Training is an essential part of the Air Cadet’s training syllabus and the place. It builds individual and team working skills; develops new friendships, and helps individuals learn to rely on other people in order to get the job done. It helps build confidence and leadership qualities.
Whatever you want to do or your personal tastes; nothing is compulsory. There is a wide range of adventurous activities to get stuck into, so if climbing isn’t for you perhaps canoeing is. Between local activities and visits to camps, you will have the chance to experience kayaking, hill walking, camping, caving, mountain biking, offshore sailing and winter sports to name just a few. Sometimes activities like walking, mountain-biking, kayaking, sailing and snow-boarding will offered by the squadron, many other activities take place at Wing, Regional or even National level. Places are frequently available on courses and camps but everything you do is supervised by qualified trainers who will ensure you get the most out of it.
The primary aim of our adventure training is to encourage and foster the development of character, leadership, initiative and personal qualities among our cadets by encouraging participation in challenging pursuits within a safe training environment. Adventure training helps them to achieve personal goals and career aspirations by developing their skills to meet physical, managerial, technical and organizational challenges; fostering self sufficiency and increasing personal effectiveness. Key requirements in any environment.
Adventure training is a highly relevant element of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, so not only can you enjoy yourself, develop new skills and stay fit you can progress toward a valuable award too.
There are two national adventure training centres, one at Windermere in the UK and the other at Llanbedr in North Wales, offering a range of similar activities.