Registration closing for The Annington Challenge 2019

Annington Challenge

The closing date for registration is this Thursday, 28th February.  Don’t miss this amazing (and mostly funded!) opportunity for military sons/daughters aged between 11-19 years of age. Experience a real adventure and return home with new-found confidence, team work skills and friendships through this year’s Annington Challenge.

The Annington Challenge, run in conjunction with The Outward Bound Trust, gives young people from military families the chance to tackle their very own Outward Bound® adventure.

New friends taking a short break before the next activity © RAF FF


You’ll have the choice of one of three paths: Discover Adventure (7-days), Serious Adventure (7-days) or the more challenging Skills for Life Award (19-days). From the moment you arrive you’ll be immersed in spectacular scenery. Rowing across lakes and camping in the wild to lighting fires and building shelters, outdoor adventure will be at the heart of everything you do. These courses are massively supported financially and successful applicants are generally asked to fundraise £50 towards any 7 day Serious Adventure (worth £549) and £399 for a 19 day Skills for Life Award (worth £1,699). There is no need to buy kit towards these adventures either as all is available from handheld torches to tents!

Home after a two-day expedition in Snowdonia © RAF FF


You will experience

  • A fresh perspective on life: A unique opportunity to make friends with new people from across the country and around the world.
  • Authentic adventure: With the help of your highly trained instructor you’ll be challenged and supported to step outside of your comfort zone, experience new things and discover what you’re capable of.
  • Life shaping moments: You’ll leave feeling more confident, more determined and better prepared for whatever life may throw at you in the future.

Find out about about last year’s Challenge

Either read about last year’s challenge in the Winter ’19 edition of Envoy and find out what RAF teenager, Joshua Clark got out of his ’18 challenge.

…or watch this short clip on YouTube:

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