FDA is held at the Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow. It is a spread over six days during the school holidays in August. This year FDA will run from 14:00 Sunday to 14:00 Friday.
Fun Days Away (FDA) is a time for participants to explore a theme more deeply over several days. Topics are explored in a range ways including some sessions led by members of the group themselves. Usually we follow a special course in personal development – in past years these have included 'Our Whole Lives' and 'Everyday Leadership Skills'.
Members of the group are encouraged to push themselves physically and emotionally through a wide variety of activities. The trusting and encouraging nature of the group provides support and guidance during the challenges of the week. One participant described the special atmosphere created during FDA as a 'Bubble of Trust'.
FDA generally consists of the following:
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FDA youth leaders are: