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Free coastal adventure for military teens

We’re so excited to announce that applications are open for a free coastal adventure for military teens. The residential trip, which is part of our All-Together project, will take place 24th to 26th May in Portland, Dorset.

Who can apply?

Service families can apply now for a place on the two-night residential weekend. The trip is open to teens aged 13-16 from all three services, including reservist families.

Weekend activities

The weekend is an opportunity for the teens to turn their phones off and make new friends. There is a jam-packed itinerary including coasteering, coastal bushcraft, fire-building, kayaking, raft building, swimming, SUPing and a beach evening.

This coastal adventure is part of the Little Troopers All Together club. The aim of the project is to celebrate young people who are part of the British Armed Forces community by bringing them together to meet and spend time with others who have similar life experiences.

Louise, founder of our charity, said: “The young people in our British Armed Forces community are a really special group. They have often been through a lot of challenge and change in their lives. These teens regularly cope with things that their civilian peers just don’t understand. Our All Together residentials are all about bringing them together to celebrate their shared identity as ‘little troopers’. It is so lovely watching them chatting to others who have been through similar experiences.

“This will be our fourth residential weekend and it’s going to be extra special. There are lots of amazing activities that many teens won’t have done before. We can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Thank you

The All Together residential weekends have been made possible thanks to funding from the Veterans Foundation, Greenwich Hospital, HDH Wills, Henry Sale Foundation and The Prince of Wales Charitable Fund.

The weekend is completely free to attend, but transport is not provided. Parents must drop their children off at the Centre on Friday evening and collect them on Sunday afternoon. If the weekend is oversubscribed, priority will be given to children who have parents on deployment.

Families can apply here.

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