Activities

On our overnight camps everyone gets to battle the giant kin ball, work together to put up their tents, sing songs and eat marshmallows around the campfire, sleep with their friends under canvas and summon a rescue during the water rocket race!

During the day, every school creates their own bespoke camp put together from an exciting mix of educational activities, all delivered by our highly trained and experienced staff.

"The children thoroughly enjoyed activities and were engaged through the day without exception"
-Camp Feedback

 
Bush-tucker challenge!
Fire lighting

bug-buns and blazes!

One of our core bushcraft activities. Highly popular with teachers, children, and the camera person!

  • Firelighting: using a sparking fire-steel, everyone will set cotton-wool ablaze!
  • Bush-tucker challenge!
  • Learning to make pancakes over the open fire (bug seasoning optional!)

Key Learning outcomes

  • Overcoming fears during the bush-tucker challenge
  • Confidence and excitement brought about by fire lighting
  • Self-sufficiency and life-skills by working together to follow our easy-to-learn giant pancake recipe
  • Understanding fire
  • Understanding other cultures

Team building

life skills and team building

Designed to foster co-operation, communication and initiative. Our unique and stand-out life skills challenges will stretch and develop every team.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • How to break communication down into its components
  • The effect of an individuals approach on the rest of the team
  • Kolb's learning cycle of Plan-Do-Review
  • The importance of line-of-sight in good communication

Water purification

water purification

A core bushcraft activity. Work in pairs to build a purifying filter able to take-on the muddiest water The Outdoors People can make! Get it right and you'll get to make some of the tastiest hot chocolate you'll ever drink.

Key learning outcomes

  • Understanding the three things that can make water unsafe and how to remove them
  • Confidence to take on seemingly impossible challenges
  • What is carbon?
  • Drinking hot chocolate!

Survival bracelet paracord

Survival Bracelets

Learn to weave a versatile survival bracelet to take home!

key learning outcomes

  • Perseverance
  • Helping each other
  • How to improvise with para-cord in the wild
  • A souvenir of your camping experience
Please note that this session costs an extra £1.50 per person to cover material costs

Shelter Building

Crash and Carry

Your plane has crashed in the jungle! 

  • Gather supplies!
  • Learn to help an injured team mate!
  • Cross a bottomless ravine!
  • Build a shelter!
  • Survive!

Key learning outcomes

  • How to summon help at home, at school and in the wild
  • How to keep yourself safe when someone is injured
  • How to look after someone while waiting for help
  • Work together to move a casualty
  • Learn to build the amazing glue and rope free Leonardo's Bridge
  • Make survival shelters using tarps, trees and whatever you can find!

Navigation

Learn the principles of navigation and run around a lot!

key Learning Outcomes

  • What is north?
    • How to find north using the sun, the stars and other methods
  • What is a compass?
    • Work together to build a functional magnetic compass
  • What is a map?
    • Learn the basics of map reading
Key stage 2

 

Camp Food

Eat like an explorers and astronauts! Students choose and prepare their own main evening meal and dessert using hot water from our wood-burning volcano stoves.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • How dehydrated food works
  • Trying new things!
  • Self sufficiency
Key stage 3
Please note this session costs an extra £7.50 per-head to cover costs

The Outdoors People

Friction Fire Lighting

The classic and most important survival skill of all: how to make fire when all you have is wood. More difficult than learning to use a fire-steel on Bug Buns and Blazes; students will work in small teams using a traditional bow-drill set to try and make smoke the old-fashioned way, and where there's smoke there's fire!

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Perseverance!
  • Co-operation
  • The principles of survival
  • Understanding fire and friction fires
School years 5 and up

 

Den Building

Build colourful survival shelters ready to survive the horrors of a British summer! This is a simpler session than Crash And Carry, more suited to younger year groups.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Teamwork
  • How to keep warm and keep the rain off!
  • Fun!
Key Stage 1

Land art

Land Art

Using clay, sand and found materials make amazing art as individuals and as a team.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • What plants and animals live around your school?
  • How much of a litter problem is there in the area?
  • Work together to produce your art
  • Have fun!
Key Stage 1

 

Still not sure what to pick? No problem! Our Classic Camp programme is Bug Buns and Blazes!, Life Skills and Team Building, Water Purification and Crash and Carry.