Friday saw me at the annual gathering of Friends, Supporters and Customers of Adventure Plus ….. a great Outdoor Education provider based in Witney, but working all over Oxfordshire and beyond. Aplus are very much a Christian organisation and that ethos runs through all they do, “Life to the Max” being their logo and mantra. It was an extra special gathering being a 21st birthday celebration to boot.
I’ve worked quite a bit with Aplus over the years; speaking for them, using them for activities, and being trained by them.
It was good to hear about their Total Adventure Camps, the Schools Work, Mobile Activity provision, the Gap year DistL programme …. and especially “Adventure Impact” that gives great opportunity and experience to young people for whom mainstream education is not working well. Across all the projects they are currently working with four to five thousand young people a year … but still growing.
They also have a mad plan to develop their own centre somewhere in Oxfordshire which will be amazing if it happens. Knowing Jon Cox (the director) and his blend of faith, energy, vision …. and persuasion, it probably will.