Holiday activities for teens ?

(9 Posts)
terribleteens Thu 30-Apr-15 19:13:30

I'm thinking of running short holiday workshops for teens which are a bit different from the usual sport, theater, cooking courses. What subjects would interest your 14-17 years olds ? How much would you be willing to pay for a 3 day course ? They would be non-residential courses. Cheers!

BackforGood Thu 30-Apr-15 19:22:55

Well, personally mine like outdoor stuff - camping, climbing, hiking, kayaking, anything on water, tbh, but there are plenty of places they can get their fix.

At 14/15 they are generally just wanting to sleep through the holidays, and by 16/17 they are working to earn themselves some money, so I'm not sure it's a great age to target.

LIZS Thu 30-Apr-15 19:28:37

Do you mean aimed at them for fun or aimed at their parents as some form of life preparation. Tbh most teens prefer to amuse themselves but might be attracted by music making/recording or coding. If aimed at parents then basic recipes, money management, personal safety, health awareness/first aid, cv writing although a lot of schools would already cover it.

terribleteens Thu 30-Apr-15 19:36:28

I was thinking either of fun topics such as fashion for girls, become a youtube sensation, create your own business OR topics which could ease them into GCSE topics eg Get hooked on Shakespeare, Austen, ...

LIZS Thu 30-Apr-15 19:43:00

Do you have a ready market for these topics and a sound background ? Such as contacts with a fashion school/designers or libraries/bookshops. Without such I'm really not sure how you would attract paying customers.

terribleteens Thu 30-Apr-15 19:48:27

You're a great sounding board! I actually come from a training background for a blue chip company. I'm would definitely take external free lance consultants to bring the subject expertise. My input would be to make it a fun & effective learning journey.

Merguez Thu 30-Apr-15 20:03:33

Take a look at the website for Marlborough Summer School - lot's of ideas there for young people (as well as adults).

terribleteens Thu 30-Apr-15 20:07:41

Thank you - it is excellent. I'm still wondering though if there is a niche for those who can't easily get there ?

Merguez Thu 30-Apr-15 22:35:52

Yes - it is also very expensive so if there was something similar but cheaper available elsewhere that would be something I would support (as the mum of 2 teens).

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