Outdoor Carefree

You don't have to be sporty to enjoy being outdoors with Carefree


'Original' summer programmes are for 11-17 years old who have never attended before; they are led by trained Peer Mentors & Sports Leaders (15+ years old) & are based at BF Adventure & other outdoor education centres across Cornwall


You get a chance to canoe, rock climb, join in with team games and challenges including our ' Public Transport' and 'Meal' Challenges all of which are fun and help you to grow in confidence & to develop independence skills 


We group young people by age & arrange for Peer Mentors and a worker to visit to explain what to expect & 'Befriend' you so that you will know at least two people on your first day


We offer other sports activities all year round, once you have been to an 'original' programme you can join in with these


We have offered many outdoor activities such as running, swimming, fishing, Duke of Edinburgh, fencing, sailing, environmental volunteering - keep a look out on our What's New page for details 


"I've made loads of new friends, I took part in stuff I've never done before, it's fun trying something new. I would like to take part in something like this again as I build more confidence, teamwork and experience"


Summer Programme

Thirty six new young people attended an 'Original Programme' with Carefree this summer

Together they completed lots of fun outdoor activities over five days & two nights.

Group activities included a Meal & Transport Challenge, problem solving games, water & team activities all of which was supported by trained Youth Leaders and Carefree staff.

Young people made new friends, developed their teamwork skills whilst having fun & also achieved an APTEd Award 'Teamwork Skills'

Sports Leader Award 

A group of young people learnt & played sports & developed their leadership skills to support others

Carefree delivers the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Open to young people in and leaving Care aged 14 – 24 to learn a new skill, volunteer, get involved in a sport and undertake an expedition. This is an exciting opportunity that works through a joint approach between young people, foster carers and Carefree.
Award structure

The Bronze DofE programme has four sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skill and Expedition.  Young people take part in each section for an hour a week over three months and for one section of their choice they complete six months. They will also work in a group to plan, train for and do a two day (one night) Expedition. 

We are not currently running Duke of Edinburgh Awards, if you want further information please visit http://www.dofe.org/

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