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Cumulus Wood

School adventure camps In Dorset


These fabulous residential woodland camps in Dorset will take your students on a journey of adventure and self-discovery, living in the wild, sleeping under canvas and cooking over open fires.

Cumulus Wood takes place on a secluded site on the edge of Poole Harbour and includes a range of activities designed to support social and personal development while learning new skills and having a lot of fun! The programme provides an unforgettable experience comprising bushcraft, shelter-building, wilderness cookery, orienteering and climbing plus camouflage and concealment.

The highest staffing ratios for your adventure activities – you get activities that are safe, exciting, transformational and represent real value for money.
Programmes tailored to suit your needs and budget.

Example programme:

Day 1
Introduction to camp
Team Work Activities
Beginners Survival in the Wilderness Environment – The big 4 fire/ shelter/ food and water
Fire Workshop and Practical (cook damper bread as part of supper)
Evening activity and night time routine

Day 2
Camouflage and concealment followed by tracking and stalking
Mini Expedition – Navigate from the main camp to the evening bushcraft site
Set up Hennessy Hammocks

Day 3

Shelter and trapping workshop
Climbing and Abseiling
Evening activity and night time routine

Day 4
Pack-up camp and leave no trace
Navigation task to pick up point
BBQ Lunch
Food & Accommodation

Our woodland camp is set in the heart of stunning woodland, where traditional bell tents and tipis provide beautiful yet practical accommodation for our students and teachers. All of our meals are cooked at camp, using plenty of fresh ingredients.

Example Menu:

Breakfast: Full English breakfast
Lunch: Homemade soup with crusty bread
Dinner: Fish Pie & Dorset apple cake with custard

Health & Sanitation
We provide the highest level of health and safety on our courses. The camp has toilets and showers that are free of charge.

Special Dietary Requirements
Our meals are freshly prepared on-site each day and we cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and nut free.


Trip Checklist

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.



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Enthusiastic staff

We experienced a woodland based camp with our year 5 students and it was great fun! The staff were full of enthusiasm for the camp and the various activities and skills the children were experiencing which meant they gained a great deal. The staff also cared for the children extremely well and operated a 24/7 pastoral care system which meant the school staff could relax a little too.
A great time spent in the wood!

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