The Details

THE DETAILS

The Adventure School, on the shores of Loch A Chadh-Fi, is the home to all our summer camps.   We only run one type of summer camp at a time.  Rebecca and Mark will see the young people daily, often at mealtimes and when out in our workboats for fishing and going to survival island.

Our friendly team of instructors are with us for several months before the summer camps start and are professionally qualified in the mountains and on the sea. Read on for details on accommodation, food and safety and life at the adventure school during our summer camps.

Accommodation

A collection of Norwegian-style wooden cabins are clustered just yards from the seashore.

The main building with its distinctive red roof houses the main living and dining room, a number of comfy bunk rooms, boys and girls loos and showers and separate bathroom facilities for instructors.

A handful of outer cabins have further bunk room space, separate living space for our staff team, a drying room for kit and clothing and a large kit store and workshop.

We arrange the bedrooms so that young people are sharing with others of the same age.

A bunk room in one of the outer wooden cabins.

Safety

Safety is of great importance and the outdoors is not without risk.

We have robust risk assessments and operating procedures in place. These are constantly reviewed, and our staff are suitably trained and qualified to make dynamic decisions in our remote environment. Rebecca, and her parents before her, have been operating an adventure school here for over 50 years without serious incident.

We expect a lot of the young people that come to us on summer camps.   During the camps as young people become more familiar with our environment, we give them more responsibility and independence.   We teach them how to identify hazards and act accordingly.   In this way, they become better at decision making for themselves and can be given a carefully crafted level of freedom to create their own experiences at different points of their respective summer camps.

A ‘participation and risk’ statement relevant to your individual summer camp/course is included as part of the booking form and it is important that young people and their parents read and understand this.

Our staff

Our staff hold professional qualifications administered by Mountain Training UK and British Canoeing as well as undergoing a two week familiarisation and training process with Mark and Rebecca before the start of the season.

We complete background checks on all of our staff through the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme.

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Ridgway Adventure Ltd is registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority as licensed by them to provide specified activities under the following headings: Climbing, Trekking and Watersports.

Our licence details can be confirmed by calling the Licensing Service on 029 2075 5715 or you can click to view our entry on the online Register of License Holders. License number R1116.

Food

Young people start the day with a good breakfast of cereal or porridge, bacon and eggs or similar, toast and jam and a mug of hot tea.

It is important that our camp participants want to eat their packed lunches, as they need the essential energy when on the top of a mountain or out kayaking.  So, after breakfast, we make our own sandwiches, choosing from cheese and pickle, ham, tuna or egg mayonnaise, honey, marmite, cucumber and salad.   Homemade flap jack or pack of biscuits and fresh fruit each day.

Supper is a two-course set meal, either homemade soup and main course with vegetables and salad or a main course and desert.  

Some of our favourites include tomato soup, lasagne, mango chicken curry, locally caught fish pie, sticky toffee pudding and apple crumble. 

On expeditions we have hearty and delicious expedition meals that are heated on camping stoves.

The kitchen is at the heart of the Adventure School.  We cook everything in our own kitchen at the adventure school. 

No pre-prepared ready meals or deep fat fryers.  We eat as we would like to in our own home.

Rebecca or Mark and some of the instructors will sit down to eat every meal with the summer camp.

We have a nut free kitchen and can cater for most dietary requirements with reasonable notice.

Summer camp life

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