6 Day Adventure Summer Camp


For 11 to 15-year-olds

Sea kayak on the sheltered loch, rock climb and abseil from an ancient rocky outcrop, climb a mountain from a wild base camp, swim in the sea, build rafts from salvaged materials and race them in the sea loch, learn to forage for and cook wild foods, lay pots for crabs and lobsters and fish for mackerel, beach day on empty golden sands and survive overnight together on an uninhabited island.

Real adventure

Six days of real adventure with newfound friends from across the UK, Europe and beyond.   Most of the young people come on their own, or with a friend.

Learn new skills from our friendly instructors and finish the week surviving together overnight on an uninhabited island cooking on open fires and sleeping under yacht sails that have taken boats around the globe.

The Summer Camp meets in Inverness and we travel together from there to Ridgway Adventure.


Our six day summer camp is packed full of adventures, from a jog or a swim before breakfast, to nights under the stars on survival island.    Here is what we plan to do with every 6 day summer camp.

Sea kayak on the sheltered sea loch

  • Paddle your own kayak on a mini expedition.
  • Circumnavigate and island.
  • Explore coves and bays looking for nesting birds, seals, otters and sea eagles.
  • Jump in and capsize for fun.
  • Lift sea squirts, urchins and star fish and fling seaweed.

Forage for and cook wild foods from the seashore and learn to build shelters from yacht sails

  • Collect tinder and kindling from the hillside and driftwood from the shore.
  • Learn to light and manage a fire yourself with a striking flint.
  • Forage for edible plants, winkles, limpets and mussels and learn to cook them on your fire.
  • Use ropes, hazel spars, army tarps and old yacht sails that have travelled the globe to make shelters, practicing the skills you will use on your own on survival island.
  • Collect marine plastic from the shore to keep wildlife safe.

Climb a mountain from a wild base camp

Establish base camp at the foot of a mountain and prepare for your summit bid.

On good evenings we’ll cook our supper on camp stoves before sleeping in tents.

Set off in teams to climb the mountain picking exciting routes along stream beds and ridges to the summit.

Take in incredible views over this beautiful and ancient landscape.

Rock climb on an ancient rocky outcrop

  • Tackle different routes on the climbing crag, scoring points for your team.
  • Work with your instructors to manage the ropes for your friend on the climb.
  • Abseil from the top of the crag

Swim in the sea loch

Swim in the sea loch that laps just yards from the door and leap from the raft for fun.

Fish for mackerel, crabs and lobsters from the boats and see John Ridgway’s 1966 Atlantic rowing boat and Rebecca’s Cape Horn sea kayak

Board our workboats to fish for mackerel which can go with you to ‘survival island’.

Pull lobster creels from the deep and handle the catch of crabs and lobsters before we return them to the sea.

Hear stories of great adventures from Rebecca and see the boats that have been rowed across the North Atlantic, paddled around Cape Horn and sailed around the world.

Race rafts on the sea loch

Build rafts from logs, ropes and mussel farm barrels and race them against each other on the sea loch in front of the Adventure School.

Search to survive

Work in small squads with maps, to navigate a route over wild terrain. Collect clues to unlock the fire lighting flint you will need on the island.

Put all your skills together to survive overnight on an uninhabited island

After your final briefing we will drop you and your team by boat onto an uninhabited island.

Work together to find your ‘kit drop’ and set about establishing a camp for the night, sleeping under old yacht sails and tarps, and cooking on open fires.

It will be up to you and your team, without instructors.

Beach day on empty golden sands

Relax and have fun on a beautiful sandy beach with your friends after your night on the island.   Play beach games together and body board in the sea.

How to book

If you wish to enquire about availability please email me, Rebecca, at [email protected] or call on 01971 521006

If places are available, I will email a booking form as soon as possible.

All summer camp prices include return coach transport, with one of our instructors, from Inverness Airport to Ridgway Adventure. This meets our recommended flights. Please see Travel information page.

Dates and Prices 2020

Course DatesPrice
Saturday 1 – Friday 7 August 2020£730
Other dates available for groups of 10+

Go Bespoke

If you are a group of ten or more friends and would like to come together for your own adventure for six days later in August, please contact Rebecca for availability.

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Summer Camp Stories

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