British Exploring Society

Transforming lives through challenging experiences.

UK wide we run multiple programmes for 14-25-year olds, helping some of the most disadvantaged; including those in foster care, leaving care, not in education or employment, those with behavioural or mental health issues and those with disabilities.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019


Registered Charity in England and Wales (802196)

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Championed by The EQ Foundation

  • "This experience was life-changing for me. I am a better person because of it. I have realised that life is about choices and I am in control of my own life and destiny"

    — Amina, 2019


There is significant evidence that the reason some children grow up to fulfil their potential while others don't, is due to the level of resilience and emotional wellbeing they develop. Although such skills can be taught, not every Young Person, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds – have the opportunity, confidence, support and resources to access these opportunities. We help provide these.


This campaign could support up to 40 disadvantaged Young People aged 14-25 to participate in a programme to develop life changing levels of emotional resilience and skills. We have 87 years of experience in outdoor learning, proven to provide life-defining increases in confidence, resilience and life-skills.