YSES is planning a 2-3 week expedition in the school summer holidays of 2012.
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Would you like to join us? We are going to:
!!! Last chance to apply for the few remaining places, only a few days left, applications must be submitted by the 23rd January !!!
The exact details of the adventure will depend on the young explorers themselves, who, aged between 15-19 (in July 2012) will, together with the leaders, choose, agree and plan the whole itinerary and component parts of this experience of a lifetime before we leave the UK. It will be for 2-3 weeks in the summer of 2012.
The area chosen, the Jotunheimen Mountains, lies between Oslo and Trondheim will provide ample opportunity for young explorers to experience real and memorable adventure and excitement. For example: by hiking, camping, mountain climbing, a water activity, maybe a scientific / cultural project and an adventurous challenge (an arduous trek, glacier walking, rafting down a wilderness river, or something else). There will also be the possibility to complete DoE components, to luxuriate in a 24 hour period alone in the wilderness (!), to experience different forms of travel, to meet the locals, to self-cater and become more self-reliant.
This experience is for those who want a challenge and to do something different during the long summer vacation. Previous young explorers have become close friends with their expedition colleagues, found out something new about themselves, and learnt much from the total experience. Are you willing to give it a try? There is evidence to suggest it will useful in a personal statement ready for a future job or University application? Essentially it is intended to be FUN and memorable.
Why not research the web to see what’s possible and make an application?
The cost of the expedition will be in the order of £1000 plus airfares and other travel cost.
If you want to learn more, ask a question or apply for an expedition place …
… send an email ASAP but by 09 January 2012 at the latest, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading YSES 2012, listing, your name, age (on 1 Aug 2012), both surface and email addresses, and the name of your school or college.
Completed application forms should be submitted by the 31st January 2012 at the latest.
The Chief Leader, Tony Whiting, has led many overseas youth expeditions, including YSES Alaska 2008 – look at the YSES web site (http://www.yses.org.uk/) and read the report!