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LeaP 2018

LEAP will be Letting you Explore Another Place from the 11th - 19th August 2018.

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After a bit of deliberation we have decided to venture out to the Italian Alps but more specifically Valle d’Aosta at Acorn Adventures Alpine Adventure site. 

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What we know so far


Open to a maximum of 136 Explorers who are between the ages of 13.5 and 17 inclusive, by the time of the event (11-19 August 2018). So therefore this is open to both current Explorers and older Scouts who are soon to be explorers. You will need an in date passport at the time of travelling.


If you are looking for an action packed, once in a lifetime trip then this is the trip for you! You will be rock climbing/squeezing, gorge scrambling, white water rafting, navigating a high ropes course like no other, experiencing archery, kayaking, canoeing, raft building, paddle boarding, abseiling and bouldering whilst taking in the amazing scenery of the Italian Alps.

And if that was not enough for you then you can also look forward to exploring the local town castle, hiking through the Gran Paradiso National Park and taking in the views and learning about the history of Mont Blanc whilst in Cable car, eat at an authentic Italian pizzeria and taste the splendors of an Italian Geletaria!


With the activity supplier being Acorn Adventure you are not only getting a once in a lifetime adventure but your also getting 35 years of experience in running adventurous activities and inspiring young people to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle, pre-pitched static tents will be waiting for you to arrive, all of which are standing height with hard flooring and bunk beds. All food will be prepared and cooked by a professional on site catering team which means that the food will be tasty and none of the food will be deep fried.

There will be 2 pre-camps to this event with LEAP 


 The campsite is set in the heart of Aosta Valley, Italy bordered by France and Switzerland and located on the banks of the Dora Baltea River. It boasts magnificent mountain views and is within walking distance of the pretty Italian village of Villeneuve, popular for it’s pizzeria and Geletaria’s!

How much

With the event being nearly 2 years away there will be a comfortable payment schedule spread throughout this time. The total cost of the trip will be £530 however with the 2 years build up period this will provide plenty of time for you to fund raise, working together with other participants or even your explorer units.  click here to secure your place.

There are a few final spaces available please email before booking!

The payments are split up into 5 payments as standard, the first non refundable deposit being £60, the 2nd being £140 before 30th June 2017, the 3rd being £100 before 30th September 2017, the 4th being £100 before 30th March 2018 and the final payment of £130 before 30th May.

What to do now?

If you have any questions regarding the event please do get in contact with Alex Bates on or by phone on 07793458494. We will be holding 2 information days across the county in October to provide you with information about the event, which are yet to have dates firmed up, this will give you the chance to hear from previous LEAPers and meet the team.

If you already know how amazing LEAP is, have heard about experiences from previous LEAPers or you simply do not want to miss out on what promises to be a Legendary, Epic, Amazing, Phenomenal camp making loads of new friends and not only visiting but climbing, falling, swimming, running and smiling your way through the Italian Alps,  then sign up now by following this link.

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