This year AbJam will be returning to Dalguise Outdoor Activity Centre in Perthshire and it will take place from Friday 25th August - Sunday 27th August. The AbJam Young Planners have been working hard to plan this year's event and there will be loads of interesting workshops and fun activities to enjoy during the weekend. We will share more information about the agendafor the weekend and all the other important information you need to know in the coming weeks. So watch this space!
Click on the button below to sign up for this year's AbJam. You can register yourself or an Aberlour member of staff can register for you. Registration will close at midnight on Sunday 30th July. So make sure you register before then to confirm your space at #AbJam2023!
Share your ideas
AbJam is imagined and planned by and for Aberlour Young people. Sometimes our young people even deliver the workshops and activities on subjects that are important to them. This means it is built from your ideas. Why not share them with that AbJam Young Planners? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our AbJam Young Planners will soon be on the search for an activity centre in the Scottish countryside that can offer lots of exciting outdoor group activities, as well as indoor entertainment and workshops for you to get involved in.
This page will be updated with information about what to expect as planning gets started - check back regularly to stay up to date.
Any Aberlour young person can join the Young Planners. They work together throughout the year to design and realise the AbJam they have imagined. One of the AbJam2021 young planners shared her experience
What's it like, being a young planner?
"it's hard to explain, you just have to experience it yourself. Sit there and watch the way that you progress from having a funny little idea to that being the main theme. You make your own community whilst you're sitting there planning. You find their likes and yours. You have laughs, but also get down to it and try and make life easier for other people and get them more involved in something."
What do you do?
"You have to think about what you like and what other people might like to do for AbJam. If you don't like something, you get to use your voice to say. Me personally, I don't like physical exercise, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't do it [at AbJam]. It just means we might choose to do that as well as other things. You might also actually find fun in what someone else likes though, if you go in open-minded.".
Vange, AbJam 2021 Young Planner.