What is ChallengeU?

ChallengeU is an innovative and exciting Outdoor Challenge. Combining bespoke adventure elements with methods to develop social problem solving skills, we have a long and successful history in working with hard-to-reach young people across West Sussex.

Based at Lodge Hill Centre, near Pulborough in West Sussex, we enjoy stunning views and 32 acres of private woodland. With over 15 different adventure activities on site and access to the South Downs on our doorstep, we offer a unique experience to the young people we work with.

ChallengeU is a community orientated project that tackles behavioural and offending issues with more than diversionary activities. It takes a holistic approach, opening avenues and opportunities for young people to realise their abilities. It aims to help young people re-engage in pro social behaviour, gain confidence, self-esteem and attain life skills.

Young people will face a robust approach with consistent boundaries, structured stimulating days, with the flexibility to adapt to an individual’s needs at the heart of what we do.

Any young person of concern, who may have offended, be at risk of offending, exhibiting anti-social behaviour or not engaging in education may attend our ChallengeU courses and they are open to both males and females between the ages of 12-16 years (programmes for other age groups are available on request).

Please email activities@lodgehill.org.uk for more information. 

ChallengeU 'Beyond'

Each ‘Beyond’ programme allows for up to 6 participants. Each individual’s suitability for this programme will need to be assessed prior to approval. This course takes the social and technical skills developed from undertaking adventurous activities at Lodge Hill ‘beyond’ to a more challenging environment within the United Kingdom. The young people booked onto this course will plan and undertake a multi night expedition. Places can be subsidised following successful completion of our 1:1 programme.

Please email activities@lodgehill.org.uk for more information. 

Bespoke 1:1 Sessions

Variable bespoke 1:1 sessions available.  These can be arranged on a flexible hourly basis or a full day programme typically running from 10:00-14:30. 

Please email activities@lodgehill.org.uk for more information. 

ChallengeU SEND Asperger's Activity Courses

Lodge Hill, in partnership with WSCC Short Breaks, presents a unique, fully structured programme to help young people with Asperger's to be active, enjoy the outdoors and develop life and social skills. 

Our dedicated and fully qualified staff team will support and encourage young people with Asperger's through a 6 day programme of outdoor activity; focusing on team work, fun, individual needs, leadership, confidence and self-esteem building.

This unique programme will enable young people to take on challenges and develop a positive attitude to health and wellbeing.