The great outdoors is a fantastic playground for young people and Active Highs offer a great range of outdoor activities for youth groups in the Highlands and have worked with young people with a variety of different aims and objectives over the years. The Scouts, Guiding and Boys’ Brigade organisations have all used the outdoors as a basis for achievement, fun and learning for a long time and we work with Scout Groups from all over the world every year during summer camps and adventure weekends.
Whatever the aim or desired outcome of your activity day or activity break for your youth group, Active Highs can deliver opportunities for fun & adventure. We can also incorporate some form of informal learning including decision-making, responsibility and teamwork but most of all the young people will get a great sense of achievement that can build confidence for life. Active Highs will work with your group organisers to offer a programme of activities to suit the age range and abilities of the group, as well as that all-important budget.
Over the past few years Active Highs have provided some great activity packages for Active Schools coordinators in the Highlands including both primary and secondary school age groups. We can offer everything from Archery to white water rafting.
With plenty of experience of working with groups of young people with challenging behavior over the years, Active Highs staff are not phased by difficult situations. Active Highs can offer an outdoor activity service that will be inclusive, fun and challenging in an environment where young people feel supported and listened to.
In our experience, patience, persistence, positivity are the key to having a good day out with challenging groups and setting achievable goals for the activity as well as looking for small successes.
Over the years we have found that the best approach to working with young people is to provide a bespoke day or activity program that is totally focused around the group. This ensures that the dynamics of the day are right and that there is no mixed agenda for the outcomes of the activity.
We do not mix challenging groups with mainstream clients such as family groups or stag weekends for obvious reasons as the mix can be unsuitable for everyone.
All that we ask is that as a group leader or organiser is that you are honest about the behaviour of the group or individuals that you are bringing out as well as any specific information that we may need to be made aware of.
Please call Andy on 01809 501459 or 07867 895354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements prior to booking so that we can ensure the best fit for your group.