Based on the Isle of Wight, our programmes are centered on sailing, watersports, and teambuilding and designed to develop a range of skills. Our aim is to encourage, support and inspire young people by introducing them to the challenges, enjoyment, and rewards of watersports. Learn to sail, paddleboard, windsurf, kayak and more. Activities are tailored to your group's desires, age and ability.
UKSA Base Camp
Current School Trip Offer
Use UKSA as a base from which to explore the island. Limited availability at weekends from September onwards. From £33 per student per night. Bed and full English breakfast.
Why are UKSA great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
UKSA enjoys a waterfront location in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location for residential and non-residential watersports and team building for students from 8 years upwards.
The wider benefits of participation in watersports are widely recognised and include inspiration, enjoyment, teamwork, boosting self-confidence and self-reliance, as well as the making and sealing of friendships. We incorporate Skills for Life in all activities.
What activities are available during group visits?
Iron Man style team games
Raft building and racing
What size groups do you cater for?
We can accommodate groups of all sizes; small or large (up to 270 people).
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
Yes, we have various size classrooms along with a dinning room and in-house catering, indoor heated swimming pool, cyber cafe, bar area and dedicated children's area.
Is there first aid on site?
All our watersports and evening entertainment instructors are fully qualified first aiders.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
We are accessible with disabled access and suitably adapted accommodation. We have lifts in our main buildings and a hoist for the pool. We are also able to take disabled people out onto the water.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes, we welcome individuals with special educational needs.
One leader goes free for every ten students. We offer complimentary teacher familiarisation weekends with no obligation to book – it’s an opportunity for you to look around our base and discuss what we can offer your school. Our Patron is HRH Princess Royal.
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