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Youth Connexions Hertfordshire

Youth Connexions Hertfordshire - provides youth work projects and programmes, information, advice, guidance, work related learning, outdoor education and support for young people aged 13-19 (to 24 for young people with learning disabilities) living in Hertofrdshire. For young people leaving care, support is provided to the age of 21.

Pro-Action work in partnership with YC Hertfordshire to support the voluntary youth sector in Herts.

https://www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/about-youth-connexions/

Hertfordshire Snowdonia Centre

The Hertfordshire Snowdonia Centre is a residential centre run by Youth Connexions Hertfordshire based in the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales. The centres offers self-catering facilities for up to 34 people and has a fully equipped kitchen together with a dining room, lounge area and drying room. The facilities are perfect for a self-programming group wishing to explore the local environment, undertake adventurous activities or climb to the top of Mount Snowdon. It is also excellent for a base for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.
 
 

www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/youth-work/snowdonia-centre/

Herts Young Mariners’ Base

Hertfordshire Young Mariners’ Base set in the picturesque Lea Valley Country Park, 3 minutes' walk from Cheshunt Railway Station boasts many years' experience of running fun, safe, challenging team building, land and water based activities including:  Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing, Caving, Raft Building, Bellboating, Dragon Boaring, Sailing, Windsurfing, Problem Solving, Adventure Games, Orienteering, Camping and Bushcraft.
The venue is open year round and proves excellent as a base for youth groups including National Citizen Service, exchange or youth development programmes and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. Herts Young Mariners' Base can cater for all ability groups, including wheelchair users and has a variety of tracking and mobile hoists (Liko and Molift) for changing room aids and getting people in and out of water craft.

www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/youth-work/herts-young-mariners-base/

Hudnall Park

Hudnall Park provides an exciting range of outdoor adventure and education activities led by qualified staff.   Based on an 80 acre broad-leaf woodland and meadow site on the edge of the Chiltern Hills in north-west Hertfordshire Hudnall Park is an ideal location for residential and day visits for schools, youth groups and other educational providers.  It is an excellent base for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, youth development programmes and suitable for community groups and corporate clients. Residential accommodation is available year round in comfortable surroundings with access to a wide range of facilities including self-catered kitchens and a number of rooms which are suitable for group work, training sessions, meetings, activities and formal and informal learning.  Activities include archery, mountain biking, low ropes, team building activities, bush craft, zip wire and a host of environmental activities which make use of the beautiful natural surroundings.
 

www.hudnallpark.org

Cuffley Camp

Cuffley Camp is an outdoor education centre based in 90 acres of woodland on a Site of Special Scientific Interest in south-east Hertfordshire. Run by Youth Connexions Hertfordshire, the centre is geared towards developing self-awareness and confidence through challenging individual and team experiences, in a comfortable, relaxed and safe setting. Through consultation with staff, programmes are adapted to ensure that they meet the needs of the group with a variety of educational and adventurous activities and facilities on offer to a wide range of users including schools and other educational providers, families, sport groups, youth groups including NCS, disability groups, community groups and corporate clients. Residential accommodation is available from April – October and ranges from woodland cabins to pre-pitched tents with each group provided their own ‘village’ in which to stay. There is also a large main hall which can be hired for conferences, team meetings and receptions.

www.cuffleycamp.org

UK Youth

UK Youth is a leading national charity that empowers 700,000 young people, aged 11-25, to reach their full potential. We strive to ensure that every young person we support is able to move from childhood to adulthood with the tools they need to become a happy, healthy, valued member of society, no matter how difficult their background. Through our vast network of youth clubs and organisations across the length and breadth of the country, we run a range of innovative programmes that enable young people to grow into confident and capable adults who lead fulfilling lives.

www.ukyouth.org/

Ambition

Ambition is a leading youth charity, reaching half a million young people every year across the UK.

For many young people, school and home is not always an easy place to be. Ambition's goal is to inspire and encourage all young people to achieve. We have been meeting the needs of young people in local communities for 90 years through our diverse network of 3,000 youth clubs and community projects.

A number of Pro-Action’s courses for young people are accredited through Ambition. Pro-Action also encourage members to complete the various levels of the Ambition Quality, a programme for all organisations working with children & young people to help ensure children and young people get the best possible opportunities, activities and support.

www.ambitionuk.org

National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS)

National Council for Voluntary Youth Services is a diverse and growing network of over 290 national organisations and regional and local networks that work with and for young people.

NCVYS is the only national independent body that represents voluntary and community youth organisations in England. Through the work that we do, we are helping such organisations to build their capacity to deliver quality youth work.

Pro-Action is a member of NCVYS and benefits from its national perspective.

www.ncvys.org.uk/

Creative Hertfordshire

Creative Hertfordshire is set to connect creative individuals, places, and businesses across the whole county through promotion, networking and training. We are building an interactive online creative community for Hertfordshire – one site – with limitless connections.

  • Creating networks – for individuals and businesses to thrive
  • Creating interest – encouraging visits to venues and events as well as activity participation
  • Creating collaborations – to support cultural growth across the county

http://www.creativehertfordshire.com/

Hertfordshire Music Service

Hertfordshire Music Service is one of the largest Local Authority music services in the country with over 560 instrumental & vocal teachers teaching over 25,000 children in schools and music centres across the county and is proud to be Lead Partner for the Hertfordshire Music Education Hub.

Five strategic strands will drive musical activity across the county's schools, music centres, other community settings and on-line. By creating a diverse range of opportunities with our partners across these settings and with a portfolio of fully traded, co-funded and fully funded programmes we are able to maximise our impact on the musical lives of children and young people in Hertfordshire.

Working closely with HMS’s Head of Participation and Inclusion, we look to create opportunities for music to be included in youth activities and programmes in the county.

www.hertsmusicservice.org.uk/

Lochearnhead Scout Station, Scotland

Lochearnhead is a converted railway station that is situated about 30 miles north of Stirling, which features bunk accommodation for up to 90 people and access to the finest walking country in central Scotland.  Within five miles of the Station there are more than 120 hills that are over 600 metres. The area surrounding Lochearnhead can provide both an introduction to the hills for the beginner and a serious challenge to the experienced walker, which makes Lochearnhead an ideal location for activities for all ages.

The views over Loch Earn give a tantalising glimpse of water based activities such as sailing, canoeing and waterskiing from the water sports centre. Fishing is also available nearby is a Sustrans national cycle route that follows the upper railway line from Calendar through to Killin and beyond. It climbs through Glen Ogle giving superb views to Ben Vorlich before the hair-raising descent to Killin.

www.hertfordshirescouts.org.uk/activity-centres/lochearnhead/

Coetmor Mill, North Wales

If you want to explore North Wales, then Coetmor Mill is the place for you.

With Snowdon only a 30 minute drive away, and the foothills of the Carneddau only a 30 minute walk, you’ll be out in wild country in no time at all. Coetmor Mill is also perfectly situated to allow you to explore the castles, railways, mines and beaches of North Wales. 

This converted water mill, on the banks of the River Ogwen, sleeps 30 in alpine bunks and is close to the town of Bethesda. The area around Coetmor Mill covers all types of hill-walking terrain, which allows beginners to be safely introduced to wild country walking, while challenging the more experienced with the major hills of Snowdon itself. 

The area is also suitable for Rock Climbing for both beginners and the more experienced.

www.hertfordshirescouts.org.uk/activity-centres/coetmor-mill/

Orchard Farm, Staffordshire

Orchard Farm is a centuries-old farmhouse in the north Staffordshire Peak District.

It is owned and managed by Hertfordshire Scouts and Guides who have converted it in to a base from which to explore the area.

Scouts and Guides from Hertfordshire run a bi-annual workparty to maintain and update the property and facilities.
Comprising the farmhouse, the old dairy and a large field, all of which can be booked separately or together.

It is particularly suited to Scouts, Guides, DofE, adventure clubs, youth groups and school parties.

  • Farmhouse
  • The Old Dairy
  • Camping
  • Activities
  • Girlguiding

www.hertfordshirescouts.org.uk/activity-centres/orchard-farm/

Phasels Wood Activity Centre

Phasels Wood is a place where young people will find inspiration, adventure, challenges and friendship, all within a safe, supportive and positive environment. Owned and run by Hertfordshire Scouts, made up of 95 acres of meadow, woodland and large fields, it nestles in the Hertfordshire countryside, surrounded by fields and country lanes, serenely belying the fact that it is on the edge of bustling Hemel Hempstead with Watford just five miles away.

www.phaselswood.org.uk/

Well End Activity Centre

Well End is a Scout Activity Centre based near Borehamwood in Hertfordshire. Our vision is to provide a fantastic opportunity for Scouts and Non-Scouts to learn new skills, try out new activities, develop their teamwork and survival skills and most importantly have FUN. We have 5 acres of camping fields and 4 acres of enclosed woodland to explore. Our dedicated Centre Manager and Volunteer team are always on hand to ensure your experience is the best it can be!

www.wellend.org.uk/

Harmer Green Wood Scout Activity Centre

Harmergreen Wood is a 44-acre site that features ancient woodland in addition to cleared glades for camping. 

The main strength of this site is that it is ‘back to basics’ at its best. You can use the woodland for camping, survival, backwoods skills, bivouacking and also for basic woodcraft.

We are located within walking distance of Welwyn North train station and is about one mile from the A1, which make trips to surrounding areas and London quick and easy.

Get back to basics and come to Harmergreen Wood.

www.harmergreenwood.org.uk/

Tolmers Activity Centre

Tolmers is first and foremost a campsite, so with over 70 acres of camping fields, great facilities and a raft of activities, you can plan your patrol camp or county camp safe in the knowledge that you will have everything you need.

With 3 residential buildings, you can choose one that fits your needs. The Norfolk Lodge and Pembrook are perfect for short or long stays with full shower and kitchen facilities. The Storm Hut is great as a base for an action packed stay.

http://www.tolmers.org.uk/

Hertfordshire Scouts

Residential Centres that are available for hire by non scouting groups:

Hertfordshire Scouts are at the forefront of providing outdoor experiences to Scouts, Guides, Youth Groups and Schools. With seven Activity Centres throughout the UK that include an old Railway Station in Scotland and a Farmhouse in Wales, each of Hertfordshire Scouts’ Activity Centres offer something a little different to all users, from the opportunity to try challenging activities such as High Ropes, Archery or a Revolving Climbing Wall to the chance to sail on Loch Earn or explore the surrounding Scottish hills.

www.hertfordshirescouts.org.uk/activity-centres/

Connected Clubs

One of our members that supports sports clubs is offering a 10% discount on all purchases through their website www.connectedclubs.co.uk. You need to add the code ‘pro-actionherts’ at checkout in the coupon code box.  They are also happy to offer any Pro-Action members a free web shop where there members can purchase clothing and equipment, and generate income for the group. One of the things they offer is the iZettle pay machines which enable clubs to receive payments by credit & debit card.

www.connectedclubs.co.uk/

Herts Sports Partnership

Herts Sports and Physical Wellbeing Partnership

The HSP team works alongside numerous partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors, bringing together expertise, resources and ideas from all parts of the sports, health and physical activity arena in Hertfordshire and beyond.

"Working together to encourage more people to be more active more often"

Herts Sports Partnership does what its title says - brings together anyone and everyone involved in sport across Hertfordshire, thats over 2500 clubs and societies in a wide range of sports activity. We work closely with them in the area of training, so part of our core skills grant is used to support volunteers in sports clubs. HSP promote the benefit of small clubs belonging to Pro-Action. We value our relationship with the team at HSP.

One of the recent activites that has come out of our working together is the YAMA Festival, read all about that elsewhere on the website.

www.sportinherts.org.uk/