The first week of the 3 week programme, aimed at brining young people together to learn more about their local community and deliver a community project. The residential is about getting to know your team and learning how you best work together. Having fun and sharing experiences. Activities typically include a mix of: Canoeing, Team Challenges, Raft Building, Kayaking, Climbing, Rock Scrambling, GPS navigation, Bushcraft, all tailored to the abilities of the group and NCS aims and values.
Building the team and establishing ways of working together effectively at the start of the 12 week programme. Understanding self and others, working together, communicating, learning to step outside of personal comfort zones and try new activities, and experiment with new ways of relating to other people. Typical activities involved are tailored to each individual group and can be things like: team challenges, canoeing, raft building, climbing, caving experience, ghyll scrambling, bushcraft, self-led GPS navigation walk.