Year Group Camp at TrekCo

Whole Year Group Outdoor Activity Residential Camps in Sussex

At TrekCo we specialise in whole year group camps for schools – at present up to 170 students on one residential. More can be catered for in a ‘split week’ where half of the year group come Mon-Weds, and half Weds-Friday. we’re flexible with arrangements and will discuss the options with you.

Many schools from all over the south east of England and further afield have used TrekCo and some customers have been with us for over 20 years – we are happy to put you in touch with schools in your area or of a similar type who will recommend us wholeheartedly.

Accommodation for these large groups of students is in tents on our site in Sussex, not far from London and Gatwick; and the full range of outdoor and adventurous activities can be undertaken. All students would take part in a full programme of activities chosen from abseiling, high ropes, climbing, rock scrambling, orienteering, canoeing or kayaking, tunnels, archery, mountain biking, problem solving and team building, zipwire and a full programme of evening games and activities. All of our instructors are of course fully qualified and experienced, CRB checked and First Aid qualified.

Arrival

On arrival students are given a briefing and tents are allocated (the school organise tent and activity groups beforehand). Tents can be arranged according to your preference of campsite layout. Activities start straight away!

Year group camp arrival

Mealtimes

Students eat together in large marquees at tables and delicious food is delivered three times a day; served by our staff who hold Food Hygiene Certificates.

Food at year group camps

Activities

TrekCo camps are superbly well organised, the timetable allowing for activity sessions and mealtimes at a constant pace but without ever feeling rushed. The same team of outdoor instructors stays with your group all week, and this valuable continuity of instructors makes for a great atmosphere in the course of the residential.

Kayaking on a year group camp at TrekCo

Rock scrambling at camp

Archery at Blackland farm on camp

Fun on a hwole year group outdoor residential

Evening Activities

On the first night of a year group residential camp we go on a night hike, and on the last night host a campfire. During the week we can offer a range of optional activities, or you can arrange your own evenings if preferred.

Campfire - evening activities at camp

Facilities

All the campsites have modern toilet blocks with hot water, showers (free of course), separate blocks for staff, washbasins. They are genuinely pleasant!

Facilities on the campsite

Marquees serve as our eating areas and for meetings. These have tables and benches for everyone at one sitting.

 Marquees at outdoor residential

Administration

Naturally every activity on a year group camp is fully risk assessed and our safety procedures cover every aspect of the residential.

– AALA Licence – we are registered and licensed by the HSE’s body for outdoor activities, AALS (the Adventurous Activities Licensing Service)
– Learning Outside the Classroom Badge
– Adventuremark
– £10m Public Liability Cover
– Risk Assessments published on this website (see Teacher Information section)
– Slide show at school for either students or parents given by a company Director
– All staff CRB checked (enhanced)
– All staff First Aid qualified
– Night time watch in place
– All dietary needs catered for

We’ll make the process of organising a camp for a whole year group easy – we used to do it ourselves so we know exactly what you need and how to minimise your workload whilst fulfilling every requirement of your school and LEA.

The teacher area at camp has a hut for you to congregate which has:

– Fridge for medication
– Free wifi
– Electricity to charge phones
– 4G phone signal (depending on network/conditions)
– Kettle with tea, coffee etc
– A short 5 minute drive to the nearest Starbucks

Contact us about your outdoor camp for a whole year group and we’ll be happy to talk to you and come up with a camp that’s perfect for you. Call 01273 487509 or email info@trekco.com