A mini expedition for students who would thrive on activities requiring thought and planning, which are both challenging and exhilarating and who would benefit from developing and understand new skills to equip them for the expedition and for life itself.
The ‘Cumulus Curve’ on school expedition camps!
Monday AM – Arrival
Monday PM – The afternoon will be spent doing a round robin of skills training such as Rope Skills and Knots, Navigation, First Aid and Team Building Tasks on-site.
Tuesday AM – High Ropes Course – Series of high elements and an abseil to practice rope work, team building.
Tuesday PM – Start of Expedition – Walk to the Bushcraft Site, set up camp/ Hennessy Hammocks and spend the night there.
Wednesday AM – Continue Expedition – Walk over the hill to catch the Steam Train to Swanage. Once in Swanage, Urban Orienteering fun competition in Swanage.
Wednesday PM – After lunch in Swanage – Catch High Speed Rib Boats from Swanage Pier to Brownsea Island (30 minute journey). Once at Brownsea Island, camp out in 2/ 3 man expedition tents and cook your own meal on a trangia.
Thursday AM – Continue Expedition – Walk from Brownsea Island catching the public boat and chain ferry across to Studland. Just before the campsite there will be a River Crossing for the group to complete. They will need to set up a system of getting the team and bags across the section of water just before the campsite. Again, putting team work, navigation and rope skills they have learnt to the test.
Thursday PM – Dorset Waterpark – Let your hair down!
Friday AM – Pack Up, On Site BBQ and Depart
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