Outdoor Education - Overview
An experienced Village Camps management team looks after you 'on-the-spot' throughout your stay. From the moment you arrive until you depart, our friendly, experienced counsellor team will be with your group providing effective supervision and strong guidance for each student. The Village Camps staff-campers ratio is 1:8 while the comprehensive recruitment process and intensive training courses, perfected over 40 years, are an assurance that the very best trained personnel are caring for the students in your group.
A broad range of educational, sporting and recreational programmes are available, and we will help you choose the workshops or activities which meet the specific needs and goals of your group, providing an ideal programme for each participant. This is particuarly relevant for schools travelling in term-time that need to link their activities to their school curriculum.
We can accommodate groups of different sizes from 20 to 200 for your preferred length of stay.
The most popular activities
Each activity is designed to involve and engage teachers and students working with a knowledgeable, experienced counsellor team. To maximise student interest, this serious programme’s aims are achieved through intriguing games and character-building challenges, all with a valid educational purpose, even where it is perceived as a 'fun' activity.
Listed below are some of the most popular workshops and activities from which you can choose, in what is a very flexible programme, developed individually to meet EACH GROUP’S specific needs:
The environment and man's impact upon it
Recycling and a study of energy and water supply - including the hands-on monitoring of water meters.
Links with nature and the interdependence of plants, animals and humans, studied through our 'Earthworks' session.
Conservation - saving our precious but limited resources.
Personal development and working as a team
Fun games, challenges and competitions that build the foundations of trust, co-operation and teamwork with teachers, students and counsellors all working together.
Students begin to see each other in a different light in this new setting.
Problem-solving methods and co-operation to find solutions.
Where are we?
The basic principles of working a compass as a team with compass games, map work, navigational exercises and an orienteering course.
Students, in counsellor groups, set off for a full-day trek using their newly acquired navigational skills.
In the alpine meadows and forests, students take part in environmental awareness games that focus on wildlife, habitats, food chains and the human impact on the local environment.
Living with nature
Survival techniques with “hands-on” learning about shelter building, fire building, outdoor cooking and the basic skills of surviving in the wilderness – and, maybe an opportunity to spend the night in their shelter!
The overnight experience is used to increase the students’ sensory awareness and their understanding of the natural world.
Prices & Reservations
As soon as you have decided on the type of programme, the length of stay, and have an approximate number of participants, we will supply you with a firm, all-inclusive price. Simply call us or fill in the contact form with details of your request and we will get back to you with a proposed schedule and a price. We are here to help you organise a valuable and memorable experience for your students!