40 cadets aged between 13 and 17 from Greater London South East Sector Army Cadet Force spent the half-term break (28 May to 4 June 2022) in Snowdonia, North Wales, as part of an adventurous training package aimed at challenging and developing the young people by encouraging them to try new experiences and promoting a sense of adventure and challenge.
As part of the action-packed week, the cadets took part in a series of different adrenalin-filled activities which included mountain walking, kayaking, coasteering and rock climbing, with the week culminating in an overnight expedition. This expedition enabled the cadets to put some of the skills they learnt into practice. The week also included a fascinating and educational visit to the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Centre which was very popular with the cadets and adults alike.
The young people came from a diverse range of backgrounds from the South London boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Bexley and Bromley. The camp was an opportunity for cadets to learn outdoor skills and stretch their comfort zones in a safe environment. It also strengthened their teamwork, confidence and communication skills as well as many other interpersonal skills.
The cadets and adults are immensely grateful to the RFCA for their very generous funding provided to this project which was used towards offsetting the cost of each cadet attending. It made our project a real success and was much appreciated.
GL RFCA and the City Association administer three funds which provide financial support to assist units in the provision of activities such as sports, adventurous training, and recreational and welfare facilities. All GL RFCA units may apply to the Special Grant Fund. You can download an application form here.