Cumulus Mountain is the ideal programme for older students with a love of adventure. Hillwalking expedition, ropes course, rock-climbing, camping and mountain first aid, our programmes teach outdoor skills that will stay with the students for life.
Teamwork is always to the fore, encouraging students to utilise good communication skills and work with their peers to achieve clear goals and objectives. This challenging environment enables them to learn key leadership attitudes and skills, teaching students how to lead and how to follow.
Arrive at midday at Gwynant Campsite
Set up camp + Team activities
Pot of stew
Llanberis day: Climbing at Fachwen Rocks
Walk to Ropes and Ladders Ropes Course
Dinner at Pete’s Eats
Pack up tents for mountain expedition
Set off on footpath to Cwm Lan
Set up camp
Ascent of either Snowdon on Watkin Path, decent down south ridge to Bwlch y Lan, or ascent of Yr Aran, if poor weather conditions
Walk back to mountain camp, our second camp location. Cook camp dinner etc.
Take down tents
Walk back to Gwynant
Re establish camp
BBQ and campfire entertainment!
Gorge scrambling, Afon Du Gorge
Depart for school.
If you’re a teacher or youth group leader check out our school residential trip checklist
FAQs - The Essentials
What will my child get to eat on the camp?
Cumulus Outdoors will provide the food throughout the camp, so no need for a packed lunch! There will be a set menu prior to the camp commencement. All packed lunches are made on-site by the students. All dietary and religious requirements are catered for and we strictly have a no nut on camp policy.
What equipment will my child need?
There will be a kit list sent out to all students. We do stress that it is not necessary to go out and buy all new kit to come on our camps.
So long as you have a sleeping bag and roll mat, torch, appropriate footwear and some warm clothes you will be fine.
Will there be someone ‘on call’ through the night?
A Cumulus policy on all camps is that two members of staff will remain under the main canvas overnight (not in a tent), with a lantern or light on during the night. Should any students have any problems during the night, it is made very easy and clear where the students need to go to find help.
How many staff will be working on the camp?
We typically have a 1:12 ratio, sometimes we exceed this to 1:15 depending on the age of the students.
Will there be qualified first aiders on site?
All staff are first aid qualified, Enhanced DBS checked as well as Level 2 Health and Hygiene qualified.
All instructors on the activity sessions are appropriately qualified and their qualifications often exceed the minimum requirement.