Lizzie Tench

Sept 2019

"Thank you so much for tremendous waterskiing, wakeboarding and kitesurfing! It’s been a blast!"

Fenella Johnson

Aug 2019

"Thank you for a fantastic introduction to waterskiing this summer. I will be back!"

Hanna Mohsin

Aug 2019

The face of pure excitement + (a bit of nerves) Thank you Access Adventures for an amazing day

Chris Feeley

Aug 2019

"A massive thank you to all at Access Adventures for the opportunities and inspiration this year, can't wait to meet up with you guys again!"

Donna Tuzul

May 2019

"Thank you to all the amazing people who give up their time to make such a fabulous day happen! One of the rare times we get to spend a fun filled day as a family. You'll never realise quite how special that is. We have many great memories. Thank you!"

Mike Greenwood

May 2019

"The family went water skiing with the amazing ‘Access Adventures’ at the British Disabled Water Ski site, Heron Lake, at their family event day. So many kids and people with varying disabilities getting out there and having such a great time. It was humbling to be a part of, everyone mucking in. And the BBQ after was epic. Access Adventures you rock! If you know anyone with a disability, get them in contact with Access Adventures it is such an independence and confidence booster."

Andy Guy

March 2019

"Had such an amazing time in Val Thorens with Access Adventures. Met some new faces and made even more epic memories! Awesome week!"

Tim Mabon

Oct 2018

"Amazing memories from Keros beach learning to kitesurf. Being boldly lead by the fantastic team of Access Adventures, being taught by the coolest of cool teams Surf Club Keros, cannot tell you just how it felt. It was another experience that has really opened my eyes and shown that with the help from really great people, it is not our bodies that limit what we can do... only our minds!"

Hannah Tomsett

Sept 2018

"Such a fabulous day, fab weather and even more awesome company.......hanging out, trying new things and pushing ourselves to see what we can achieve and having so much fun and giggles! Part of me wants to keep Access Adventures a secret so I can attend their camps more but I also want to shout out from the rooftops how amazing they are with organising such incredible days/weekends and week long camps which only promote positive attitudes, infectious energy, camps to suit all and create memories and friendships which can help pull you through the darkest times."

Sarah Kinghorn

Sept 2018

"Thank you to all involved for making it such a memorable weekend. Clare, Jane, Tim and all the volunteers really do make each camp special for us participants and thank you doesn’t really cover my gratitude for your patience and time enough. Brilliantly organised team, with superb volunteers make the weekend fly by and you just know you’re going to be taught well and allowed to progress. Hope to see you all next year. " 

Stella Alabi

Sept 2018

"Thank you all so much for working so hard and making it all possible. Jane, Claire and Tim as well as all the volunteers and participants are all absolutely brill. Hope to see you soon."

Colin Ketteringham

July 2018

"I can't explain how fantastic these weekend waterski camps are,nothing is to much trouble for any of the volunteers to help you and make you progress. I'd love to go on another waterski camp asap, if anyone is reading this and not been in touch with Access Adventures please do, they are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for helping me to improve with my watersking this weekend."

Jacob Smith

June 2018

"Ryan and I had an amazing time with Access Adventures. The volunteers have a way of matching participants needs, without doing too much, and encouraging nervous people in activities in a non-pressuring way. We saw some lovely views while kayaking down the Wye river and experienced a bit of white water. The down hill 'gravity bikes' were a highlight of the trip- going down trails, weaving round trees and flying over jumps. The whole experience of challenging myself at the campsite pushing my wheelchair offroad and lighting my own fires has improved my everyday skills of getting around and grown my confidence. And of course meeting a big group of wonderful people who make the activities all the more fun!! Evenings of social dinning and chatting were top rate!! Can't wait to book the next adventure!!!! Thanks guys :D"

Daniel Wilson

June 2018

"Home after a fantastic weekend with Access Adventures. Kayaking on the River Wye and Downhill Gravity biking in the Forest of Dean. Loved every minute of it. Big thanks to the Access Adventures team, I always love their events and camps, their contagious energy and enthusiasm is just great to be around. Thanks to all the other assistants as well. Any help is readily available at any time. Very understanding to all the individual needs. Excellent for all ages and disabilities. I loved it. Great people,food and activities. Highly recommend. 5 stars. Thank you so much."

Sallyanne Haigh

May 2018

"Just got home from a family waterskiing with Access Adventures!! What an amazing team. Thank you all for making this possible, I haven’t laughed so much in ages. It had been so great to do something with my 2 children. Both Harry and Stella have had an amazing weekend. Can’t wait till next time"

George Bennett

March 2018

"Spent my first week in the French Alps with Access Adventures and was the biggest laugh with a great group of people. Jane and Clare did a fantastic Job in organising the trip and I can’t thank them enough for making me feel so welcome. I’ll definitely be back!"

Mary-Elaine McCavert

Aug 2017

"Simply couldn't have loved the waterskiing weekend camp anymore! Everything from the food to the company was amazing. The whole weekend was planned out perfectly and everyone was just lovely! It was such an inspiring weekend for me just to see what can be possible with a little help. Thank you so much Jane, Claire and Tim for having us and for all the effort you put in, I had a permanent smile on my face the whole time. Hopefully see you again very soon, I think I'm a little bit addicted..."

John Delaney (volunteer)

Aug 2017

"I was overwhelmed by how much care and attention the Access Adventures team put in to making their camps as enjoyable as possible for all of their participants. They care so much that everyone gets as much as they possibly can out of the activities, you couldn't ask for any more from them. It's a pleasure to volunteer for them and I can't wait for the next time"

Julia Winter

July 2017

"Had an amazing weekend which I will never forget! Thank you to the staff and instructors for making it possible for me to live my dream! Can't wait to do it all again!"

Tim Burchell

July 2017

"Amazing waterski camp. Am absolutely buzzing. Fantastic!"

Hannah Tomsett

June 2017

"Absolutely amazing weekend away. Very well organised, fab food, great instruction but the best bit was the company of all the participants, friends, volunteers and tim, claire and jane! So much fun, laughter and new skills gained! Thank you for giving me my sparkle back, I will be returning again!"

Kamari Parker

May 2017

Kamari is 7 and attended the kids waterski camp. "After his first session, I could see Kamari grinning from ear to ear, he had loved it! We enjoyed the sunshine and surroundings while getting to know the other families. It was nice to be around others in similar situations and share our stories. We can't wait to come back next time!"

Terry Dodd

March 2017

"I can honestly say I had the best week ever on the ski camp. The work Access Adventures do is great, allowing you to re-engage with life and other people in a similar situation to you. Being on their camps enabled me to feel it's ok to leave the safety of my own home and gave me the opportunity to meet some great people along the way. It made me realise that my life is really worth living. Keep doing what you do guys so more people's lives can be worth living."

Mike Payne

Oct 2016

"The team at Access Adventures have genuinely helped change my life. I have now learnt to water-ski, wakeboard, kayak and even had a go at downhill mountain biking! They have made me realise that anything is possible if you have the belief and confidence to push your own boundaries and I can't wait to see what adventures they are planning for next year!"

Nicky & Ray Burke

Oct 2016

"Can I just say a huge thank you we both had an amazing time, I haven't felt so alive since before my injury and it's given me so much confidence. I feel that I could do so much that I'd thought was behind me.  It was also so good for us to be able to do something "active" together. We rarely get the chance and I'm sure there are other couples who feel the same. You have an amazing organisation that makes people feel alive please keep it going."

Mel Swinkels

July 2016

"Thank you Access Adventures for letting me come on the kite camp in Keros! It has been the most amazing week, you organised it so well. The kite school were fantastic, nothing was ever a problem. I haven't laughed so much in ages! And I now have new friends and a new hobby! Can't wait to get my kite"

Ella Beaumont

July 2016

I just wanted to say thank you very much for such a lovely weekend. I have always wanted to try waterskiing, but have never known how to go about it.  So thank you to Access Adventures for enabling me to try it. I had such a good weekend with some really lovely people. Thank you for all your hard work, and I hope to attend another camp one day"

Tina Evans

July 2016

Still buzzing after an awesome weekend at a waterskiing camp with Access Adventures. Huge thanks to all the team Clare, Jane, Tim + co for all your hard work and running awesome camps - here's to the next.  I can't explain to everyone back home how much I enjoyed it, think the photos says it all though!!  Keep up the amazing work you guys are doing"

Lauren Forsyth

June 2016

"Water skiing brought me a great sense of freedom.  I felt very free in the water as I was once a very capable swimmer. The buddys were a great help and added extra confidence in myself & my abilities. They taught me how to waterski in such a way (patiently, kindly & happily) I felt I took to it like a fish in water.  Without them I would of never of believed it to be possible"

Sophie Elwes

Sept 2015

"Despite my reservations I went on a waterskiing camp weekend this summer and absolutely loved it! I was amazed to discover you can waterski independently with a disability such as a spinal cord injury. The buddies were helpful at giving as much assistance as necessary, whilst giving advice to support me in improving. I came back from the weekend absolutely buzzing with a new found confidence and a new group of friends!"

Ste Unsworth

Aug 2015

"Waterskiing is something I never thought possible after being paralysed but I'd never been so wrong! As a newbie to it at a waterski camp, the support and confidence given to me by the 'buddy' skiers gave me a real boost. I find the best thing was that they can give you as much or as little assistance as you can require and I hope to do much more waterskiing in the future. Thanks people!"

Zoe Berwick

June 2015

"Waterskiing is incredible, and something I certainly never thought I'd be doing after I broke my neck.  On top of that, the weekends themselves are so well put together and thought out, the already amazing experience is taken to a new level, in which I've always felt safe, motivated and inspired. These camps really are quite unique, and I would strongly encourage everyone to try one. Even if you think you can't, or won't be able to waterski, there is an overwhelming can do spirit, that can overcome every challenge I've seen so far"

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