As a charity, we've been unlocking self-belief since 1932. We take young people to wild and remote locations.

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“It smashes down barriers, builds resilience, boosts confidence and self-esteem…”

– Chloe Moul, Senior Social Leader

 

Many young people face difficulties accessing life-defining programmes like ours. We remove obstacles where we can. This is why no one pays for their place with us.

 

With no government funding, the generosity of our donors makes every opportunity we provide possible.

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As a charity, we work with partners to open up opportunities for young people to discover remote and challenging parts of the world – places like Kyrgyzstan, Iceland, Georgia and more.

OUR VISION

Is for all young people to be able to contribute confidently in the world. We want equal access to challenging learning and adventure in the wilderness as an unbeatable preparation for adult life.

OUR MISSION

Is to grow and celebrate a diverse, inclusive community of young people with the skills, resilience and determination to make lasting positive decisions in their own lives, and to deliver community benefit and positive environmental change.

Our Impact in 2023

We believe that young people need the right skills, behaviours, and confidence to tackle contemporary challenges and opportunities. In assessing impact, we consider our success in supporting young people to acquire these skills, behaviours, and confidence through our programmes.

700

Young people took part in one or more activities with us.

41%

Of Young Explorers who joined an expedition have a total household income of less than £23,000 a year or they are a looked after child.

17%

of Young Explorers identify as coming from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic backgrounds

23%

of Young Explorers declared they had a disability or long term health condition.

THe Young Explorer's Journey

There are several important steps to a Young Explorer’s journey with us. Throughout, we are always available to support them. From beginning to end each step helps them to develop responsibility, confidence, problem-solving initiative, and communication skills.

Watch this short video to find out more.

Real life stories