Find out the answers to any questions you may have about our school residential trips. Read our FAQs below:

What food will we eat on camp?

Cumulus Outdoors will provide food throughout the camp. There will be a set menu prior to the camp commencement. A full breakfast, lunch (packed if off site) and a two course meal will be served along with various snacks and fresh fruit. All dietary and religious requirements can be catered for by our dedicated team. Where possible notification should be given prior to camp commencing.

What sort of activities take place on camp?

Depending on the programme, the students will be taking part in various adventure activities including Coasteering on the Jurassic Coast at a place called Dancing Ledge as well as Climbing & Abseiling. Kayaking is also a popular activity where students use ‘sit on top’ kayaks which are very safe and provide lots of games and laughter. Mackerel Fishing takes place in Swanage, the students hop on to a fishing boat and go mackerel fishing in the middle of Swanage Bay. Anything they catch can then be taken back to camp and the staff will show them how to gut and cook on the fire – yum! Other activities can include Bushcraft, Waterpark, High Ropes course and more.

What equipment will my child need?

There will be a kit list sent out prior to camp. 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 central structure 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.