Welsh weekend residential
Blackburn Junior club had our first ever residential, We set off on Friday 7th September for a weekend of action and adventure. 20 young people aged between 8 and 12 along with 4 members of staff were met by centre staff at the Oaklands Centre near Conwy around 9.30pm after a long drive down.
After a huge breakfast the group was loaded into a mini bus for an action packed day Canoeing and gorge walking, followed by a huge water fight in a nice warm lake.
The young people were then taken on an evening walk through the forest surrounding the centre, shown how to light a campfire and enjoyed roasting marshmallows over the open fire.
Day two involved a walk up mount Conwy to scale a rock face an abseil back down.
Since returning from Wales young people have been asking when we are doing more trips and residentials, feedback from parents and young people has been fantastic, and we’re looking at organising some more.