All-action trip for Sheffield youngsters

Sheffield Army Cadets' annual camp Holly Childs takes careful aim in archery.
Sheffield Army Cadets' annual camp Holly Childs takes careful aim in archery.
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Forget chilling out on a beach or practising their play station skills – more than 60 Sheffield youngsters headed outdoors for a challenging fortnight.

Members of Sheffield Army Cadet detachments – including Greenhill, Hillsborough, Manor Top, Norbury Hall and Endcliffe – joined 400 cadets from across Yorkshire at a training camp in Cumbria.

Sheffield Army Cadets' annual camp - pictured is Holly Childs gets her next arrow ready in archery.

Sheffield Army Cadets' annual camp - pictured is Holly Childs gets her next arrow ready in archery.

Kayaking, raft-building, rock climbing, archery and obstacle courses were among activities – in addition to tests in first aid, orienteering, shooting, drill and camping.

Nicolas McCluskie, aged 17, from Hillsborough, who attends Manor Top detachment, said: “There’s been so much going on – it’s been an incredible two weeks. I can’t wait for next year’s camp already...although I could do with a week of sleep first.”

■ The Army Cadet Force is keen to recruit adult volunteers and no military background is necessary. Call 01377 253548.

Sheffield Army Cadets on their annual camp - Nicolas McCluskie has fun in the water after his team's winning raft-building race

Sheffield Army Cadets on their annual camp - Nicolas McCluskie has fun in the water after his team's winning raft-building race