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A brief history of the Organisation. 

The Fellowship was founded in 1959 as a camping and outdoor activity organisation for boys of secondary school age. In 1976, our activities were opened up to girls for the first time.

The original aims are still maintained, namely promoting an interest in outdoor activities by means of a variety of adventures, where children can develop self-reliance, responsibility and consideration for others through a Christian way of life.

Over the years we have organised a large and interesting variety of adventures. Our first camp at Llyndy Isaf in 1960 cost just £5.50, an early 10-day trip to Holland, just £13.00, two weeks in South Germany and Austria cost £200, while in 1972, six weeks coast-to-coast in the USA was £185...how times change!!

We have been to Scandinavia, Holland - touring or sailing - almost every year, to the Pyrenees, the Olympic Games (Rome 1960), Scotland - the Lochs and Isles - Pembrokeshire, Norfolk, London, The Dolomites, Yugoslavia, USA, Mexico, Iceland and The Channel Islands. We’ve been pony trekking, skiing in Austria, Italy and Switzerland, many narrow boat cruises, The Peak District, surfing in Devon.............

At this time, our activities include basic camping, lightweight expeditions, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, water-skiing, gorge walking, rock climbing, abseiling, hill-walking, cycling, photography, indoor climbing, skiing - in Switzerland and on dry slopes at home.

It is the intention of the Fellowship that camps and adventures be guided by Christian principles, but there is no discrimination: membership is open to everyone.

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