For ages 18+ Duration 8 days

Activate is an opportunity to show yourself what you are truly capable of achieving. Break your preconceptions of your physical limitations and test your boundaries.

During your 8 day course you’ll build the confidence to challenge yourself, a philosophy you can then transfer into everyday life. Return home with the courage and determination to achieve whatever goals you set for yourself.

You’ll complete the course with a group of up to 11 peers who also have physical disabilities. You’ll be accompanied by 3 support workers throughout as well as 3 Outward Bound instructors to guide your adventure.

Who takes part in Activate?

Activate is an adapted course to enable those aged 18+ with a physical disability to experience the challenge and adventure of an Outward Bound course. Past participants have included those with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, arthritis and amputees. See our FAQs below on the conditions for course entry.

Register your interest in becoming a support worker on the Activate course.

I have taken away a stronger belief in my abilities and greater determination to achieve in my chosen career.

Samuel Tate

Bookings & Fees

Give us a call on 0800 688 927 to find out our availability for this course.

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Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

Activate can cater for a range of physical disabilities. It’s best to call us so we can make sure Activate is right for you.

All participants should be able to independently manage their personal care, transfers and medication. You should be able to communicate verbally and have no intellectual disability. Activate participants must be able to attend without a carer and have experience of spending time away from home.

The course will be run by 3 of our expert Outward Bound instructors who are there to make sure the environment is as safe and supportive as possible. There will also be 3 support workers who have completed their own Outward Bound course in the past who are there to help you out.
The other members in your group will become like your family at Outward Bound, you will all be there to support each other through the ups and downs of the course.

There is full funding available for Work and Income clients, which includes travel to and from the course. If you're not a WINZ client, get in touch - we can help you raise your course fee!

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