Youth & Development

Getting younger people into caving is essential for the continuity of our sport, as well as to promote an appetite for the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle.

The underground world of caves and abandoned mines, gives access to truly exciting, fun and memorable environments. For many, once they have had their initial taste of a journey underground, they become inspired and it leads to regular participation of the sport.

It’s not all about the horror stories you might hear of really tight spaces, crawling in water, coldness and rescues, caving even just within the UK can offer a vast range of environments, including those much more conventionally enjoyable.

The BCA are passionate in engaging and promoting opportunities for young people to become involved with cave and mine exploration, and the Youth & Development working group take the lead on this.

Some avenues which exist for getting into caving are shown below, and further information is available at the New To Caving website.

See below for a range of articles produced by the Youth and Development working group.

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