Outposts Residential Camp Somerset School Trips
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Outposts' is a Somerset based outdoor activity centre for school and youth groups from all over the UK. Set in a beautiful secluded location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which provides a safe environment for free range children, the programmes embrace the very best of learning outside the classroom. Bush craft, team and leadership development. Adventurous activities including high ropes, climbing, caving, archery and air guns. As well as access to the Devon coastline for coasteering, kayaking and stand-up paddling. Not to forget the slippery slide, home-cooked fresh food and marshmallows around the campfire. No two camps are the same.
Why are Outposts great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Outposts have been operating residential camps on their farm site on the Quantock Hills in Somerset for schools from across the UK for over 20 years.
Just 6 miles from J24 of the M5, the Bush Camp feels like a world away from the confines of the school classroom, lending an air of excitement and adventure to an authentic outdoors & back-to-nature experience.
Until now groups have only been able to camp. Those who love it, really love it. And those who don’t, well they really don’t. So, Outposts are building a series of warm and cosy wooden lodges, with toilets and showers built into the units, so no walking outside required. We’re nice like that. They are due to be finished early in the New Year and ready for action for the 2019 season. Each lodge can sleep up to 16 and there are 5 lodges, so a maximum of 80 guests in total.
We will still offer tented accommodation for those who embrace that style of experience.
- Picnic tables
- A big 'braai' (large campfire circle with benches & BBQ)
- Large undercover shelter/area with removable sides, open fire and kitchen
- Plenty of space to run around during free time
- Best of all...little if no mobile reception where the young people will be!
HOME COOKED FOOD
We pride ourselves on offering home-cooked, locally sourced and predominantly organic food with beef reared on the farm where we are based. We cater for all kinds of dietary requirements. Nothing is too much bother.
Outposts cater for any kind of dietary requirement. Please do just let us know well in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements.
We are a completely nut free site.
What activities are available during group visits?
All the programmes are designed to give young people the opportunity to develop essential life skills such as team-work, communication, problem-solving and leadership; building self-confidence and resilience.
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE:
- Curriculum focused activities - talk to us to discuss your specific requirements - we have programmes to suit a range of subjects
- Bush craft & survival
- Team activities
- Adventurous activities - high ropes, caving, climbing, archery, airguns, coasteering, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking
- Evening entertainment - quiz, night walk, star gazing
- Nature trails
What size groups do you cater for?
We can cater for groups of up to 120 for a day of activities. For residential camps up to 80.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
The outdoors is our primary classroom facilities however, we do have a couple of 'classroom' options, varying from the rustic to the more typical, WiFi connected, carpeted variety. We have our African style Bush Camp shelter which can accommodate up to 100 students, complete with gas lighting, wood burner and generator for any presentations. There is no internet connection or mobile reception making it the perfect place to really get away from it all but still have shelter, tables and power for a laptop and projector. We also have a more traditional classroom with all the mod-cons in a converted barn with room for smaller groups or up to 20.
Is there first aid on site?
All staff working with groups are fully first aid trained and certified.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
We cater for children with special educational needs. Please contact us directly so we can discuss ways to make your programme appropriate and enjoyable for all.
Come and visit us here in Somerset or we can come to you for school-based training. This is learning outside the classroom at its very best.
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