Activity weeks for children and young people

13-17 course


On a Back Up course you can meet other  young people, both with and without spinal cord injury, and try lots of different activities like canoeing, climbing and abseiling, wheelchair skills, swimming and archery, in an enjoyable, safe, fun and supportive environment.  

We have 2 courses running next summer - one for children under 13 years old and another for young people aged 13-17.

Under 13's course dates:
Monday 27th - Friday 31st July 2015, Exmoor Calvert Trust

13-17s course dates:

Saturday 8th - Saturday 15th August 2015, Lake District Calvert Trust

Here is what young people have to say about it:

I will tell my friends EVERYTHING about this week – the people, the activities, how much of a good time I have had

I can now use my chin control – I couldn’t do that before the course

"I'm better at balancing without my tippers"

"I've learnt how to go down steps, light a fire and I've had fun"


Here is what parents have to say about the experience:

"I will give my daughter more freedom.  She really has come out of herself this week.  Knowing that she will ask for help if she needs it now is a relief and the fact that she has learnt more wheelchair skills"

"Keep tippers off!  Push her far less! Go out more in woods and forests on different surfaces"

If you would like a place on the course please email Ally  today or call on 020 8875 1805 to let her know you are interested.