Top five ways to learn Swallows and Amazons skills with Sea Cadets

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Sea Cadets

Sea Cadets gives young people a new perspective. They broaden horizons, create possibilities, and help young people see the world with confidence. Powerboat through crashing waves or kayak down rivers - find out how much you’re capable of and see what you can do.

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1. Camping in the wilderness

Camping in the wilderness

From learning to cook on the fells of Cumbria’s Lake District to pitching a tent alongside Dartmoor’s horses, camping with Sea Cadets is an exhilarating experience. Sea Cadets don’t just camp for five days, they ‘unplug’ from technology and get back to basics from navigating with a compass and map to cooking with a fire and sleeping under the stars.

2. Navigating UK waters

Navigating UK waters

Whether it’s hoisting the sail of a yacht, navigating waves in a powered craft, or racing down a river in a kayak - nothing compares to the feeling of being out on the water, right there in the elements. Have the time of your life on board TS Royalist working as a team to navigate this 29 metre brig to far flung places like Orkney, Oban and Zeebrugge.

3. Thrilling adventures

Thrilling adventures

Spend your weekends the adrenaline-fuelled way. From mountain biking down twisty trails to rock climbing dizzying heights in Cornwall, find new adventures with Sea Cadets. Experience the towering heights abseiling hundreds of feet down the cliffs of Cornwall, or the thrill of taking the helm sailing through crashing waves. There’s a world of adventures waiting for you at Sea Cadets.

4. Finding friendships and confidence

Finding friends

Sea Cadets help young people find friendship, confidence and a new sense of direction. The new skills they learn, on water and land, and the friends they make along the way help them to feel that they really matter and part of the team. Sea Cadets is like a second family to young people, acting as role models and opening up their world to new adventures and experiences.

5. Being independent

Finding independence

At a time when too many are feeling lost, confused and struggling to make their way through school and into work, Sea Cadets provide a safe space where they can stretch, grow and work out who they want to be on their own terms. Their aim is to help more young people build life skills, see the future that they want – and make that future happen.

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