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Encompass Training aims to offers a very special residential experience. We offer a warm, friendly and experienced staff team with only one group staying here at a time regardless of size. Surrounded my amazing countryside and coastline we are able to offer a wide range of real, adventurous, challenging and fun outdoor activities.

We have an amazing lake in the heart of a huge nature reserve where we can offer a broad range of watersports. With the centre overlooking Dartmoor, we offer climbing, scrambling, abseiling and gorge scrambling. Our nearby coastline at Hartland makes a stunning backdrop to a trip coasteering.
On-site we have a range of exellent, team orientated activities such as crate stack, jacobs ladder, a tree abseil, climbing wall, archery, team tasks, orienteering, low ropes etc.
With sole occupancy, experienced staff and with our own minibuses our programmes at taylor made for your group.

All programmes are fully catered, offering a varied menu, with all dietary requirements catered for. We take groups from 6 to 90 plus in size.

Encompass staff on-site throughout programmes, keypad locks on doors if required and nobody else around for miles!

Camping provided for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions or groups wishing for an under canvas experience.

We hold a AALS licence, Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge, Adventure Mark approval and BAPA inspected.

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Why book Encompass Training for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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We are a friendly run activity centre, we are small enough to care but large enough and experienced enough to matter. A residential outdoor education programme can be an extremely powerful, meaningful and fun learning experience. We aim to provide an Outdoor Education experience that will be the highlight to any educational or youth programme.

At Encompass Training we believe passionately in the value of real outdoor education. As such we can run a wide range of activities and programmes by experienced and well qualified staff.

All of our outdoor activity programmes are flexible and can be tailored to meet your individual requirements.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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We can run progessive courses for groups in a skill area, eg. kayaking or orienteering. All our activities focus on team work, communication and building resiliance

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With access to some fanastic areas of wide woodland, we can offer a night out in our own shelters, lighting your own fire to cook on.

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We have an amazing lake in the heart of a huge nature reserve where we can offer a sit on top kayaking, canoeing, raft building, paddle boarding etc.

What activities are available during group visits?

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We offer a wide range of outdoor activities that are hosted both on and off site across Devon. Onsite activities include Climbing Wall, Bush Craft, Orienteering, Team Building, and Archery. Popular offsite activities include Coasteering, Canoeing, Rock Climbing and Gorge Walking. There is also a range of special activities that can be arranged including Caving, Mountain Biking and Quad Biking.

What size groups do you cater for?

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The capacity is approximately 90 guests

We cater for all ages ranging from school years 4,5 and 6 up to university groups and even corporate customers, due to the flexibility of our outdoor programmes and staff.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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Is there first aid on site?

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All staff are first aid trained.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Disabled wet room and ground floor bedroom with ramps.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Anything else?

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- We offer groups sole use.
- All staff are First aiders.
- Institute for Outdoor Learning
- AALA Licence
- BAPA inspected
-Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge
-Adventure Mark approval

Find out more about this school trip..

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