Sprowston Youth Engagement Project participant

Sprowston Youth Engagement Project participant

“Fun filled, action packed, great people and venue. I’d really love to have this opportunity again and maybe share it with new people. I’d love to see you again; you are really caring people”

Yab Family Relationships participant

Yab Family Relationships participant

“ I found that meeting other similar families and sharing stories and experiences really useful and reassuring. I appreciated time doing activities with my children without having the distractions of home stress’s and chores. Mel and Paul really made us feel able to get involved. I was dreading this {the overnight camp}, but I had a great time” – parent

YMCA My Place Resident

YMCA My Place Resident

Thank you so much for having us, it’s been a very lovely day. Your both lovely people, it was really nice to talk to Paul about my family and stuff. I’m really looking forward to next time. I also think its really nice what you both do for people like us, it’s very appreciated, thank you again

Women Who Walk Participant

Women Who Walk Participant

Was I really there? It was the most incredible holiday. Thank you to all the wonderful women – and Paul – for a really special time. Ascend Adventure I salute you! You provided an extraordinary experience of supporting and sharing. Great organisation and all so delightfully low key and shoe-stringy. An inspiring and restoring experience. THANK YOU. Tee shirts in hot sun in April on the West Highland Way was a gift as was dipping in Loch Lomond but frozen nights in the tent will also be remembered… Please can we do another adventure soon?

Focus12 Client

Focus12 Client

Thank you so much for the great experience both of you have provided.  I have thoroughly enjoyed and made the most of my time here!!  I have managed to embrace my feelings without over-reacting, although hard I think I had to accept them.  Lying under the stars and being close to others helped me overcome my fear of being rejected and that others can create a wonderful atmosphere that can be embraced fully.  I loved sleeping under the stars and felt at peace waking up with the sunrise.  The Vision Quest helped me come to peace with myself and my inner anger and resentments.  I have also become more enlightened, that I can be a great independent woman who can make the best of what life has to offer.

Chip Somers Founder, Focus12

Chip Somers Founder, Focus12

The clients at Focus12 did not really know what to expect when told they were going on an Ascend Adventure weekend. Most were excited but many were concerned as to what would happen. The staff of AA came to Focus12 and reassured everyone before they left, answering all their concerns and by the time the minibus left on Friday morning everyone was looking forward.

The weekend was very professionally organised and run and each individual’s needs were catered for. People were challenged to push themselves and within the group structure felt able to exceed the imagined abilities. There was a 100% approval rating for the event on the return and we will be engaging Ascend Adventure to organise further weekends without fail.