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FREE (OR £50 MAX) ADVENTURE HOLIDAY
Teens in England and NI who are aged 16 (and turned this age before 31 Aug this year) or 17 at the time of the trip can apply to the National Citizen Service to go on a week-long course (including three nights away) and 30 hours community work. Activities include canoeing, climbing and hiking.
It's either free or no more than £50, with all meals, activities, transport and accommodation included.
How: Go to the National Citizen Service site to enter your details and to find out about your nearest scheme (parents or teenagers can fill it out).
The programmes will take place during the dates of your local area's October half-term week. You can book up until the start of a programme in your area providing there's availability - this means it might be too late for some of you to join in this half-term.
There are hundreds of places in all areas of England and NI taking part in the scheme. It's a Government initiative and bursaries are available as providers aren't allowed to turn away kids for financial reasons. This has been popular with MoneySavers before.
What does the course include?
Days 1-4 (three night, four day residential): Teens will stay at an outdoor activity centre and take part in activities such as hiking, kayaking and rock climbing. This part of the programme focuses on personal and social development.
Days 5-7 (at home): Teens will take part in team workshops to learn life skills, such as first aid and financial management. They will design a social plan to make a positive change to the local community. This involves spending an extra 30 hours on evenings and weekends after the course to deliver it.
They'll also get a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.
For all the details, see National Citizen Service Deals.