Belfast Activity Centre
Registered charity XN82053
BAC has evolved since 1989 to become a leader in providing personal and social development programmes to over 20,000 young people each year.
Through outdoor adventure activities BAC delivers educational programmes for experiential learning and activity skills development to achieve its vision for “Changing Lives, Building Futures”
BAC offers dynamic and innovative outdoor learning programmes to challenge, stimulate and motivate young people from a broad range of backgrounds to help identify and realise their full potentials.
BAC core projects engage young people considered at most disadvantage, socially and economically and include longer-term programmes to support disability access and participation, work with young people from disadvantaged communities and projects focused upon supporting marginalised groups and young people.
BAC's VISION is that every young person will have an equality of opportunity to realise their full potential.
BAC's Mission is to deliver the best personal and social development opportunities for individual young people. This will be delivered alongside leadership training to support sustainable outdoor adventure learning within communities.
The following values underpin the work of Belfast Activity Centre and should be reflected by all staff through every programme, service and opportunity offered to clients and through all working relationships and assignments within the Charity.
HONESTY Our staff will conduct themselves with honesty in word and action. This will be reflected in open and transparent communications and will be evident through every relationship and engagement so as to be accountable to all stakeholders.
RESPECT Our staff will respect and expect to be respected by all people without judgment or prejudice and will provide an equality of expression and opportunity to all irrespective of ability, gender, culture, race, sexual orientation, character or personality from all communities and backgrounds.
PASSIONATE Our staff will provide an equality of access and opportunity to help all people to recognise and achieve their full potential. This will be reflected through innovation and development at individual and organisational levels to support sustainable capacity building.
EMPATHY Our staff will recognise and provide a fair and compassionate response in all situations with an appreciation that people reflect differing values, opinions and understandings that may not always be fully reconcilable but deserve mutual appreciation and respect.
PROFESSIONAL Our staff will provide a safe and fun environment to learn through adventure. This will be underpinned through appropriate training and through encouragement and support for all staff to embrace the value of continuing professional development.
Barnett’s Stable Yard is based in Barnett's Demesne accessable via the Milltown Road. The Stable Yard is tucked in amongst mature trees on the right- just below Malone House.
Hollywood Family Trust - Liam McCusker "Excellent communication before. Staff were great at engaging young people. Really enjoyed it all."
National Trust - Sonja Orderley "Excellent day Alex and Jordan really made the effort to bring the learning back to the day job. Definately exceeded expectations. Thank You."
NI Youth Forum - John Wallace "Staff were very good at getting the group working together and talking. Excellent day. Thanks.