Treverton G.A.P. Year
‘Come to the edge’ he said. ‘We’re afraid’ they said.
‘Come to the edge’ he said.
They came and he pushed them
AND THEY FLEW.
What we’re about
We provide an ideal platform for a G.A.P. (Growth. Adventure. Preparation.) Year offering young men and women a relevant, challenging and action packed year of adventure, life and leadership skills training and personal discovery.
Achieve beyond your wildest expectations as you explore your surroundings in some of the most awe-inspiring locations in South Africa.
Our aim is to foster lifelong spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development in young men and women through adventure, learning for life and career preparation activities. To ensure growth and maturity for every individuals’ passage to adulthood by providing the necessary leadership skills and knowledge, through internal and external training. To instil within each student, a sense of self awareness, understanding and compassion for others. We encourage independence and responsibility.
The programme aims to
- empower young people to meet the challenges of a world of constant change
- provide the space to risk in order to learn/grow
- ensure an experience of a life time
- meet new people and make friends for life
- explore new things
- discover hidden interests or talents
- develop your own leadership and management style.
Find the balance between the spiritual, physical, mental and social aspects of your life and lead a life of significance and success.
A golden thread in all that we do is LEADERSHIP
Leadership – Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
“For 28 years we have produced focused young men and women who are prepared mentally and emotionally to take on the rigors of `real world.´”
Mr Athol Davies has been the Director of the Treverton G.A.P. Program for 14 years and he continues to develop and extend the program to ensure the best possible outcome for his students. Athol has a BSc (Hons) and an HDE from KZN Pietermaritzburg; and an Environmental Certificate from Rhodes. He has worked locally at L´Abri Wilderness Training School where he held the positions of Programme Coordinator and Environmental Officer. In 1999, Athol and his wife Gayle took an overseas Gap-year spending four months in the USA working at a summer camp and eighteen months working in London. In addition, Athol´s qualifications include a National Qualification Framework Assessor, Basic Ambulance Assistant (level 5 first aid), Mountain Walking Instructor and Abseil Guide and Toastmasters.