Camel Camps is here to provide a safe and stimulating environment where young people can develop important skills whilst being taken out of their comfort zone. We create games and tasks that focus on independent learning, problem solving, communication skills and self confidence.
During your Camel Camp the following carefully selected companies will be running one or more of your activities. We work closely with all of these organisations and are confident that they uphold the same high standard of coaching and safety that we do.
One or two of our leaders will be assigned to a group of max 10 at the beginning of the week, and will join their group in every activity - helping each person do the best that they can.
The Camps will visit Camel Ski School in Rock, giving every group the chance to try paddle boarding, waterskiing and banana boating. The group leaders are all certified BWS Instructors and boat drivers who specialise in fun!
Learning to sail on the beautiful Camel Estuary is an experience we hope you will not forget! Located next to the Camel Ski School, the sailing school welcomes sailors of all ages and all levels of experience. They have a wide range of boats to suit all tastes and abilities and although you may very well get wet (!), we are certain that you will have great fun doing it!
We are closely linked with both George’s surf school and Wavehunters surf school in Polzeath. Both companies are well established, popular schools who are passionate about surfing. The teams will ensure that every student understands the way the ocean works before beginning the session. The surf schools will teach students the basics of surfing - they will be catching their first waves in no time!
We ensure that every student maintains a healthy diet (overseen by a dietician) and take part in a variety of exercise based activities during their week at Camel Camps. We also provide mindfulness sessions promoting a greater understanding of mental wellbeing. Mindfulness helps students learn how to achieve a healthy mind, how to approach a variety of situations positively and calmly. Todays generation is bombarded by media and high levels of stress and pressure, we think an education in mindfulness can help them feel better equipped to cope and thrive.
Lifeboat station visit
Rock Lifeboat has been operating since 1988 and its volunteers have been protecting users of the local area through the 24 hour search and rescue service. Students can spend half a day learning about the history of the RNLI, sea and beach safety, how a lifeboat rescue works and see what its like for crew members who volunteer. They will be able to see the lifesaving craft that the lifeboat uses, and hear some rescue stories!
Groups will visit a local farm that farms oysters. This is a unique experience that you would not find in many other places! Students will have the chance to try oysters, learn about the purification method and the sustainability of oyster farming.
PLASTIC POLLUTION WORKSHOP
While students are staying with us, they will be able to enjoy the beautiful area of North Cornwall. In recent years a lot of effort has gone into raising a huge amount of awareness about plastic pollution on the coast. We believe that it is important for the students to recognise and understand the effects of plastic pollution. They will take part in beach cleans as well as engaging in a discussion of the current problem, how it effects us and what we can do to change so that generations after us will enjoy the beauty of the coastline we call home.
the eden project WORKSHOPS
This fantastic centre provides the perfect backdrop for learning more about our world, our climate and the environment - three things we feel it is important to educate young people about. For more information on the Eden Project visit their website here.