About this opportunity
This one-night residential is offered at two YHA locations in North Yorkshire.
It includes an action-packed first day of team building activities, a Ranger Day practical task and hands on Wild Skills in the wonderful surroundings of the North York Moors National Park and its special qualities. Depending on the YHA base, you could be surrounded by SSSI moorland, traditional farmland, heritage coastline and dark skies to view the night sky.
Your second day will be a chance for you to go and discover the local area with your group in a self-led activity. Participants will gain skills in teamwork, resilience, determination and practical work while learning about the environment, habitats and how to look after them.
Activities, accommodation, food, tools and equipment, and PPE are provided.
Need to know
How it works
Activities vary but may include:
- team building - a shared experience for the group to get to know each other
- ranger day - practical youth social action task close to the groups base, such as cutting back trees on a footpath
- wild skills - hands-on evening activity to learn about the natural world, such as dark skies
Groups will take part in a combination of team building, Ranger Day and Wild Skill sessions throughout the first day and a self-led discovery day in day two.
Participants will benefit from:
- connection to nature, including enhanced overall wellbeing and improved mood
- improved mental health , including improved confidence and self-esteem, self-awareness and creativity
- improved physical health, including being active and fine motor skills
- gaining life, dynamic and employability skills, including team work, independence and responsibility
- peer support and relationship building between young people
- relationship building between young people and group leaders
What to bring
As a guide, participants will need to bring an overnight bag including toiletries, towel and pyjamas. They will also need outdoor clothing (weather dependent) including suitable footwear, such as old trainers and/or walking boots.
Waterproofs and wellingtons can be provided by the park.
Where possible, we work with groups to adapt sessions to suit the group’s needs. Given the outdoor nature of the sessions, this may not always be possible.