Children in primaries 3 to 7 have the opportunity to take part in an outdoor residential experience. Camps give the children the opportunity to try new activities and enjoy being away from home for a few nights! All of our camps focus on leadership, outdoor activities with quite a lot of mud thrown in!
Primary Five Camp
The children usually leave school at lunchtime on a Wednesday and return around about 2:30 on a Friday afternoon. The camp they attend is called Dukeshouse Wood which is situated in the North East of England. The activity park in the grounds houses many of these new additions including a quad bike track, zipwire, outdoor laser, Jacob’s ladder, an outdoor climbing and abseiling tower and leap of faith.
The high ropes course includes exciting elements like high all aboard, jungle vines and high equilibrium, great for promoting confidence, team work and safely taking risks, whilst our 3G swing adds an exhilarating dimension to the activity park. These high-adrenaline experiences are contrasted with activities encouraging mental prowess and team building. The link below will take you directly to the Dukeshouse Wood site where you can explore the facilities yourself.
Primary Seven Camp
The primary seven camp builds upon the experiences the children had in primary five but develops them in the natural environment rather than in a man-made setting. The children can try abseiling, canoeing, caving and many more activities. The website for the Benmore Centre has lots of video clips to show you what the centre is like and will give you a taste of the type of activities on offer.
Please click on the link below to see a recommended kit list for the primary seven camp. Clothes will need to be warm but should also be old! The children will get very muddy so anything special will most likely return in a less than special state!