YHA Action Adventure Residentials

At a Glance

  • Suitable for Schools and Groups
  • Support for Group Leaders
  • 2022 Price from Β£70.50Β  per person per night (excluding VAT)
  • Adrenalin-packed Activities
  • Activities led by expert Instructor team

Our residentials deliver educational and inspiring residential activity holidays for pupils of all ages.

The Action Adventure residential is our most popular school package. Designed to make the most of our location on Dartmoor our wonderful range of both water and land based activities really take the challenges up a level. The benefits of outdoor education and learning outside the classroom are obvious to see every day of your stay.

Schools can benefit from our wealth of expertise and the extensive range of adrenaline-fueled activities that we offer. We are focused on providing that sessions take place within a safe, exciting and challenging environment providing an overall sense of achievement either on or off site. Teamwork is key as the adventure begins.

We are dedicated to creating a learning outside the classroom experience that engages students and makes lasting memories. Contact our team who will work with you to create an activity plan to suit your learning objectives.


SAMPLE PROGRAMME for four nights

Day 1:

13.30-16.00 Team building games

19.00-21.00 Moorland walk

Day 2:

9.00-16.00 Cycling + Rock Climbing + Gorge Scrambling

19.00-21.00 Quiz

Day 3:

9.00-16.00 Climbing Wall + Archery + Sledging + Axe throwing

19.00-21.00 Camp fire + Low ropes

Day 4:

9.00-16.00 Kayaking + Canoeing + Raft Building

19.00-21.00 Disco

Day 5:

9.00-12.00 High Ropes course



Learning Outcomes

  • To take part in adventurous and outdoor activities both as an individual and as part of a team
  • To compare and reflect on previous performances and show an understanding of how improvements and progression has been made
  • To demonstrate the ability to listen and act accordingly to instructions
  • To demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, supporting, communicating and recognising the achievements of their peers
  • To begin to understand the concept of risk and hazards, and show the development of personal risk management
  • To demonstrate the key personal skills of resilience, self-motivation and self confidence
  • To show an awareness and understanding of environmental issues and the impact that we can have both as individuals and as communities at a local, regional and national level

Need to know

  • All our activities are delivered by expertly trained staff holding all relevant National Governing Body qualifications including first aid
  • DBS checked staff who are skilled at creating safe and secure, packages that are tailored to meet the needs of your group
  • Activities may be on-site or off-site (where transport is provided as part of the cost)
  • Financial support maybe available from the YHA. Ask for more details
  • Adventure Okehampton Activity Centre is registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Service as licensed to provide specified activities. Details can be confirmed by calling the Licensing Authority on 01222 755715. We are also awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge and Adventure mark & have British Canoeing Approved Centre status.

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