A trip to Ardentinny is a journey of adventure, fun and challenge for your pupils: they will learn how to deal with insecurities, being away from home maybe for the first time, they will be challenged and they will have to overcome their own fears. But it will also be an amazingly fun, adventurous experience that will help them grow as individuals and as a group, strengthen their confidence and equip them with new knowledge about themselves, about their environment and about living a healthy life.
Our standard residential school courses combine the challenge and excitement of different outdoor activities such as gorge walking, rock hopping or canoeing with the educational aspects of being out in nature and living together: pupils will not only have a few days full of fun and adventure, the will also practice how to work together as a team, sharing activities, accommodation, meals and duties, and have firsthand experience of many biological, geological and geographical phenomena that can be observed and studied around the centre.
Normally, school trips run from Monday to Friday, and include all planed activities, the personal safety and protective equipment, accommodation, and food. We consider a week-long trip to be the most beneficial for young people, as it allows for plenty of time and opportunities to learn, enjoy the activities and generally get the most out of the experience. We do however also offer shorter and longer visits, such as half-week and weekend courses.
Depending on your group’s size, participants’ age, and the time of your visit, we will put together a programme for you, which for a week-long stay usually involves 7 daytime activity sessions, 3 evening activities and a disco on the last night to celebrate. We will choose the activities from the following list depending on what we believe fits your group best.
Please let us know if you would like a more tailored programme, and we will work with you to meet your needs.
To so what a normal day/week at Ardentinny Centre looks like, click here.
Your options when coming to Ardentinny:
We will organise your school’s whole stay at Ardentinny, so that you only have to sort out the administration and how to travel to the centre. This course has been improved over many years in order to develop a well-planned, safe, valuable and extremely fun experience for your pupils.
If you want to achieve specific outcomes from your residential trip to Ardentinny, let us know and we can work with you to adapt the course to your specifications.
Ardentinny Centre will provide the venue, accommodation and food if you simply want to run your own course in a special location.