At Camel Camps we strive to create a well rounded, unique experience that students would not get anywhere else. We are not a huge company that churns through endless schools and groups. Instead we dedicate just a few weeks each year to creating unforgettable tailor made residential weeks. We benefit from being based in arguably the most beautiful part of the UK, and are well connected with local businesses whom also place importance on a balanced education. During the week students are with us, we limit the amount of time they will spend looking at screens. We discourage the use of mobile phones and provide just one evening where groups will relax and watch a film together.
We focus on the wellbeing of each student that comes to us, covering the importance of a healthy diet, exercise and mind. Every meal we provide is homemade using locally sourced ingredients, the menu being put together by experienced caterer Fee Turner and dietician Faith Toogood. Every activity students take part in will push them out of their comfort zones, using muscles they may not be used to using. The students will be involved in team building exercises, as well as supporting each other during individual tasks/activities. We also stress the importance of a healthy mind, opening groups up to a discussion on overcoming a variety of situations positively, thinking about their emotional responses to tasks and new activities. Mental wellbeing doesn’t have to be meditation, to us it is about learning to direct our attention to experiences as they unfold with an open mind rather than worrying about what has happened or may happen.
Students will attend workshops that specifically look at changes the world is facing today, and what changes we can make to actively benefit our communities and planet. Plastic pollution is something that effects the coastline of Cornwall and the oceans ecosystem - something that is very close to home for us. Students will take part in a beach clean and learn about how to dispose of plastic responsibly. We will look at the timeline of plastic pollution, the source of it, the negative effects and how we change.