Information for parents, carers, families and social workers
Experience life in the wild first-hand and learn about the world in a way that no textbook can teach you, from how to survive in the outdoors to the fascinating wildlife that you might encounter. You’ll discover how to face whatever challenges life throws at you, with the support of enthusiastic and experienced Leaders.
Led by experts, the expedition has been designed to take you out of your comfort zone in a challenging yet safe environment, with a real focus on the skills and personal development you will gain from the experience. The safety and support of our Young Explorers is the cornerstone on which we build and develop an expedition from conception through to departure and return.
The vast majority of young people return from our expeditions with a wealth of newfound practical skills, new friends-for-life and a real sense of personal development – all of which can have tangible benefits for the future.
It's changed the way I look at my future. I now feel confident in myself and my ability to push my limits.
It doesn't matter where your starting point is; you'll return with more confidence in your own abilities; greater resilience, determination and courage - and a sense of self-belief that will stay with you for life.
An absolutely incredible journey. It took me out of my comfort zone and tested me in a way that has helped me develop as a more tolerant person. Also, I had the chance to make some amazing friends!
I’ve learnt how to safely push myself out of comfort zones and to take risks sometimes. I’d usually be at home sitting in my bedroom and not really socializing with many people. I haven’t made many friends in college, but now I really feel like I can approach people and really give it a go. This programme really has been life changing.
It’s been life changing. This has been the first programme I've gone on that's worked for me and has really impacted me. I’d describe myself before expedition as a shy and nervous kind of person who worries a lot, but after finishing the expedition I've really changed and I now feel confident in myself and my ability to push my limits.
Since 2011 David Dangoor and members of the Dangoor Family have very generously supported the Dangoor Next Generation Programme. Dangoor Education provide charitable support across the field of the education sector, from formal education to outdoor organisations. This includes providing support to The Outward Bound Trust, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Westminster Academy and many other educational organisations.
A charity built on a desire to open the minds of young people, equipping them with essential, transferrable employability and life skills and developing an enterprising mindset so that they will have the ability to create better life chances for themselves and become catalysts for positive change in their communities.