Our Centre is fully COVID Compliant. We only ever have one school group on site and our staff are both trained and tested for dangers related to Covid19. We have always used and will continue isolated venues which are un-used by other groups allowing us to avoid social mixing. We have a full Covid risk Assessment viewable on request.
Arc Adventures was formed from a lifetime of working in the outdoors sector and a belief that things could be done better. We are a small centre who only have one group onsite at any time, so we can truly focus on your group and our hostel really becomes their home from home.
We love creating bespoke adventures for our groups here are several of our favourites that we think push the boundaries of what a school trip can really do:
Multi Activity PLUS: We include all your standard team & confidence building activities (climbing, caving, kayaking etc..) and add some more! Take our escape room themed puzzle park, our African drumming workshops, Totem building or our birds of prey experience. You could even be feeding lambs or swimming river rapids if you come in the right season. All with a big focus on self reflection and improvement during the week.
Competition Weeks: Pit two teams against each other for the week, developing flags and team identities to explore the real in's outs and effectiveness of teamwork. They will compete against each other in a set of outdoor adventurous activities that culminates in a final challenge both teams will; have to work together to complete!
Storyline Weeks: Our behaviour specific focus weeks used mainly by Pru's and Alternative provisions although suitable for any team looking for an intensive week-long submursive adventure into the depths of their soul. Wales is the land of Myths and legends and you'll meet many of them in the search for the mysterious lady of the lake.
Geology focus: Existing as we do in the heart of the Brecon Beacons and within the international geopark we can design trips based upon your learning outcomes and using the mountains, rivers and the caves to explore and see real examples of the effects of geology on the world.
Art & Design Focus: Slightly less extreme on the activity front, this week combines our normal sessions with sketchbooking, drawing and eco art. Suitable for starting off coursework projects, rewarding high achievers or catching up groups who are struggling, our art instructor has over 15 years working at all levels of mainstream school art education.
Our staff team has a combined 30 years of supporting education and really believes that residential experiences can be life changing in bring out the true potential of young people.
We bring in specialist instructors for activities and experiences to provide expert knowledge as well as our core staff who are all highly trained and experienced educators.
We have partnered with YHA - the youth hostel association to give us our spectacular setting in Llanddeusant. One of the most remote activity centres in the UK, most of our venues we do our activities at we are the only groups that use.
Our Bespoke approach to residentials means we can really take your group on the adventure they need to leave with the outcomes desired. We are truly dedicated to our holidays being an educational experience and deign all our programmes based around the schools outcomes.
We are a designated Dark Sky viewing point, National Park Ambassadors and situated with in Forest Fwar Geo-park. The scenery driving to us is breath-taking and worth that extra few miles, and the venues for our activities are specifically chosen to be awe inspiring to complement our Myth Based adventures.
Curriculum topics available: Personal development and resilience, Team building, Alcohol and drugs awareness, Politics and parliament, Functions and uses of money.
Our citizenship courses cover politics, parliament and voting as well as human rights, justice, the law and the economy. We use History, Myths, legends and boundary testing outdoor activities to help students question their place and their voice within society.
Curriculum topics available: Story writing, Fairy tales, Heroes and villains, Creative writing, Story telling.
Our myths and legends based adventures exist in a landscape littered with old stories and epic views. The natural world from the mountains to the caves can be used as an inspiration for creative writing, examination of poetry and literary description.
Curriculum topics available: Logic and Problem Solving, Measurement, Geometry.
From primary Maths puzzle games to triangulation mapping we can tailor make a residential to your curriculum outcomes. Get in touch to let our inventive and passionate staff design a trip to bring even the hardest of problems to life.
Get completely immersed in our myths and legends storylines, acting out the characters exploring their worlds. From traditional methods of storytelling to improvised scenes let us take you on a journey through welsh history - where you become the history.
Curriculum topics available: Climbing, Canoeing, Orienteering, Archery, Sailing, Kayaking, High Ropes.
Our physical education courses introduce young people to a plethora of alternative sports from fencing to climbing and allow the students to reflect on their benefits and drawbacks. As well as discuss with people active in the sport how the sport affects their lives.
Curriculum topics available: Printingmaking, Bookbinding, Drawing, Sculpture, Design, Painting, Craft, Textiles, Multimedia.
Our ART weeks combine our normal sessions with sketch booking, drawing and eco art. Suitable for starting off coursework projects, rewarding high achievers or catching up groups who are struggling, our art instructor has over 15 years working at all levels of mainstream school art education.
Curriculum topics available: Healthy Living, Healthy eating, Anti-bullying, Drug and alcohol awareness, Teamwork and resilience, Mental health and awareness, Online Safety, Morality, Right and Wrong, Gangs Awareness, Relationships and sex education.
Our staff have experience of delivering health, sex and relationship education in a youth work setting our team are set to develop on whichever focus you would like within the broad PHSE spectrum. Outdoor Education is a perfect place to develop an understanding of risk, which is vital to understanding most elements of PHSE and we have a huge amount of activities and reflection sessions designed to help young people start to untangle their way through the moral maze that is life. Often subjects that are difficult to broach in school sessions with teachers that are known to the young people become much easier in a new and unpressured environment. .
Situated in rural wales we exist within farming communities, our links to local farming mean that young people can experience first hand what it is like to live and work in the farms. From large commercial growers and sheep farms to self sufficient smallholdings.
Existing as we do in the heart of the Brecon Beacons and within the international geopark we can design trips based directly upon your learning outcomes. We using the mountains, rivers and the caves on our doorstep to explore and see real examples of the effects of geology on the natural world.
Our main activities include: Kayaking, Stand-up Paddle Boards, Climbing, Abseil, Mountain Biking, Orienteering & Hiking, Geo-Caching, Fencing, Archery, Problem Solving, Axe Throwing, Air Rifles, Hiking, Caving, George Running, Sailing and Windsurfing. There are also loads of historic trips and the amazing and unique red kite feeding centre close by for us to visit!
0 - 30 pupils + staff (although we can cater for more larger groups in tented accommodation.)
Although there are no dedicated classrooms on site schools will have exclusive access to all our facilities which is more than enough for most. Ask us for more info.
All of our instructors are qualified first aiders and are backed up by a first responder.
We can cater for most disabilities - please contact us for more details.
Our Lead instructor's background is in pupil referral units and all of our instructors receive additional training in managing challenging behaviour and adapting sessions for those with additional needs.