Our programme needs to be flexible to both suit the aims and needs of your group as well as take advantage of the weather during your course. A classic programme may include a local adventurous walk on the first day followed by opportunities to Canoe, Climb, Gorge and Explore a Mine. Depending on the time of year there may also be the opportunity to Sea Level Traverse, or Mountain Walk. Groups may also choose to have a number of on-site activities during some of the evenings, (normally Monday and Thursday), and Friday morning, at no additional cost. On-site activities may include Problem Solving, Orienteering and the infamous Dingle.
In order to make your course run smoothly we require some information from you. Below are all the forms you will need to complete before arrival at the Centre.
Information for course leaders
Group leaders will receive a booking pack with all the forms and (hopefully!) all the information you need for your course. If you’ve any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Centre via email or phone.
Copies of all the paperwork needed for your course are also available to download here
- Dormitory List
- Activity Group List
- Suggested Kit List for course members (Full week/5 day course)
- Suggested Kit List for course members (Split week or Weekend)
- Suggested Kit List for course members (Day Visit)
All the forms need to be completed and brought along on the first day of your course. If you have any queries regarding these please do not hesitate to contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01690 710 500
Useful Information For Group Leaders
Please read and action prior to your visit
Visiting Staff work in loco-parentis during your course
Do all your visiting staff hold a current DBS?
Do you have an appropriate gender split of visiting staff for your group?
Have you risk assessed your journey to and from the Centre?
Activity groups must not exceed 12 including 1 participating adult, are all your staff happy to fully participate in activities?
Evening activities can be arranged for your group, either by electing to finish your course with an on-site activity on the Friday morning, or for an additional cost. If no activities have been arranged do you have activities planned for the evenings/down time?
Have you considered dealing with a pupil/s who may be unable to participate in activities during your course?
Have you made appropriate arrangements for any pupils who may have special needs?
A copy of our risk assessments are available to view at the Centre, however must remain on-site. Should you require evidence of our risk assessments then you can download our covering letter by clicking here…
Oaklands is a Adventure Activities Licensed Centre (AALA). Information on our Licence can be obtained by clicking here and searching for “The Oaklands Centre”