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 fill out our online application form and Ally or Andy will get back to you.  Do contact Ally  or call on 020 8875 1805 if you have any questions.  We can post out a paper copy of the application form. 

The Vintners' Company has generously supported our Under 13s course in 2015.


We are extremely grateful to all of the generous Trusts, Foundations, companies and individuals who support our courses for young people.