DSC 0366smIf you were between 14 and 18 in April 2015 and would like to take part in Acceler8 or know more about it, please contact Active8 right away to say so.  

Up to 10 young people from all over Cornwall meet for twelve residential weekends a year, for two years. This residential weekend project is now called Acceler8.

Active8 started this youth group because people were isolated and wanted something they could join in fully. They travel a long way to get together, put a lot into the weekends and, as you can see from the photos on this site, they spend some memorable times together. Acceler8 can help you get involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, sport, and many other activities which use your skills and talents to the full. Numbers are limited because of space: we try to give the places to those who need it most. Are you someone who could join Acceler8? If so, go for it! Here are two young people who've been there:

'Welcome to Acceler8 (Even if there are more than 8 of you) If you're up for it, the next two years will be full of wicked weekends suited both to being active, enabling you all, no matter what your ability to try something you never thought possible. As well as chilled out weekends where the most you'll probably do is sit around, chat, watch DVDs and get advice on stuff that's troubling you. Accler8, if you'll let it will become one of the best weapons in your arsenal, it'll open you up as a person, lead you to awesome opportunities and be the most exciting part of your month. It gets even better though, as you'll be doing all of this with a group of fellow young people who you'll instantly connect with and be able to swap and share experiences. Not to mention you'll also be introduced to a group of dedicated volunteers who are sure to make your weekends ones you won't forget for a long time!' L.W.

'Acceler8 is such an incredible experience, as a member you will get to take part in activities that you may never have thought would be possible! As a person you will grow each month and share the whole experience with people that you will stay in contact with long after the two years are up. It is such an exciting experience, you will never want to leave and the memories that you build will stay with you forever!' L.C.

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