The Kennel Club is once again sponsoring the popular Outward
Bound initiative, which is returning next summer (2014) for Young
Kennel Club (YKC) senior members, providing them with a unique
opportunity to gain important skills that will help set them up for
an exciting future.
Taking place at the Outward Bound centre on the edge of
beautiful Ullswater in the Lake District from 27th- 29thJune, YKC
members will be provided with invaluable experience throughout the
The YKC hopes that the course will help develop the skills and
experiences of its members to benefit the club and the dog world
both now and in the future.
The course follows an effective yet simple formula; instructors
teach new skills and then provide the chance to practice and refine
them before inviting young people to take on more responsibility.
Various skills are developed and may vary dependent on the
course; previous themes have included teamwork, confidence,
sportsmanship, communication skills, problem solving, leadership
and project management.
Young Kennel Club Manager, Lucy Smith, says: "We are delighted
to provide this fantastic opportunity for our senior members. Not
only will it equip them with key life skills, but it promises to be
a fun weekend away with likeminded people.
"Following completion of the course, YKC members can maximise
the skills learned and apply these when helping with the
organisation of our activities and events."
Places on the YKC's Outward Bound course are open to members
over 18 years of age. Places are limited and applying does not
guarantee a place. Each application will be judged on its own merit
and successful applicants may need to attend an interview at the
Please bear in mind that anyone whose application is accepted
will be making a definite commitment to attend the course and can
only be cancelled in exceptional circumstances.
To be considered to attend the course, please visit www.ykc.org.uk/youth-development-course
and complete the online application. For further information,
please contact the YKC office on 020 7518 1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.