SSG Services Active Adventure & Challenge Residential Camps Bedford
Region: East of EnglandDisabled Facilities: No
Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips
Address: Molivers Lane, Bromham, Bedford MK43 8LD
Contact: 01234 340782
The activity and camping site is located in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside, accessed via the traditional village of Bromham. SSG Active Adventure & Challenge, Molivers Lane, Bromham, Bedford MK43 8LD
The site consists of a large ancient woodland area approximately 8 acres in total and a wide open field based in the center of the woodland. We have a range of set activity zones hidden within the woodland, which are joined by a maze of natural paths. In addition we have many ‘pop up’ activity areas which makes our experiences really at one with the great outdoors and natural environment.
While the site offers a rural wilderness feel we also have plenty of modern facilities, including good quality toilet facilities, indoor learning spaces, water and electricity and if your lucky even a phone signal.
The site is designed for groups of young people to visit and has a high security fenced boundary to ensure everyone remains safe.
SSG’s Active Adventure Residential Camps are specifically designed to offer a back to basics rustic residential experience that allows schools to bring groups closer to nature and the outdoors in a cost effective and authentic residential experience that is tailor made for Key Stage 2/3/4 year groups.
Many residential camp options are based around high level individual activities that come with top end pricing structures and lack authenticity in relation to the overall residential experience. These activities are also often unattainable or accessible for younger age groups looking for an option for their first experience away from home.
SSG’s fantastic Active Adventure Residential Camp’s provide groups with the opportunity to experience a combination of stunning natural countryside camping together with rustic traditional adventurous activities, all delivered by experienced and highly motivated staffing team. Most importantly we work directly with your school to ensure that the residential experience is specifically tailored to your own requirements meaning you get ownership over the key aspects:
- Choose your own activity options to best suit your groups age, target outcome and demographic
- Select your length of stay with us
- Great home cooked food options and LOADS of it!
- Spacious tents providing schools with options around children’s accommodation groups
All camp customers are able to build their own residential from the ground up by selecting from a range of day activity options depending on the length of stay and the specific outcomes that you as a school wish to extract from the camp. An experienced manager will support you in choosing your options to ensure you have full understanding of options during a free of charge needs analysis meeting.
Daytime options available:
- The Matrix: A team building activity day which sees children working in teams and taking part in a series of team building challenges including nightline, spiders web, unexploded bomb, countdown, neros tower, cross the swamp, drainpipe challenge and more! Teams will win time tokens that they can then use to gain an advantage over opposition teams in the race up the MATRIX board!
Schools are also able to replace some of the lower level activity sessions with some of our higher level activities including
- Climbing Wall
- Adventure Obstacle Courses
- Laser Combat
- Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting
- Wild Survival: Groups are shown and taught the basic skills involved in camp cooking, den building, fire making and navigation before being challenged in a race against one another and time to set up camp after identifying equipment along a navigation course.
- High & Mighty: Groups get the opportunity to take part in a series of off the ground challenges ranging in height from our low ropes courses with teams supporting each other traverse valleys, to our Tarzan rope swing over ravines, our terminator turmoil obstacle course and finally cliff our friendly but amazing climbing wall experience.
- Hot Shots: A target driven day bringing together a series of exciting activities including archery, rifle shooting, sling shots, cross bows and laser clay pigeon shooting (activities chosen in line with age and request of customer group).
- Wet and Wild: Groups will spend the day on or in the water taking part in canoeing, raft building and leaky pipe challenges!
- Evening Activities Available (some activities not suitable for younger age groups):
- Camp Fire Experience – groups will gather round the camp fire and take part in a series of songs, marshmallow roasting, camp games, hot chocolate and stories. A fantastic end point for the residential and highly recommended for the last night of camp!
- Bug Hunt – Groups will explore the undergrowth in the woodlands and identify local bugs, creepy crawlies and creatures ticking them off the list as they go!
- Wacky Races – A series of wild and wonderful races incorporating obstacles, equipment and dress ups.
- Rounders Tournament – A good old fashioned fun filled team game of rounders! Great fun in a relaxed environment incorporating a variety of inclusive versions of rounders.
- Forest Crafts – Craft activities using the natural environment, from twig picture frames to sculptures. A great activity to explore the environment as well as the childrens imagination.
- Caving – Groups can explore the caving tunnels using team work, communication and nerves of steel to navigate the labyrinth of tunnels.
- Laser Combat (Battlefield Live) – Take part in a night ops mission using our combat gaming equipment in the woodlands with night torches. An action packed and exhilarating experience
Groups are provided their own camping village with a specifically designated teachers tent as well as staff access to a centralized facility tent offering round the clock access to kitchen facilities, teas and coffees and a few home comforts.
Each visiting school will have an exclusive experience with us; not having to share activities with other schools and will have a designated staffing team. (note there may be other schools on site)
Our staff are key to the experience and each schools groups will be pre allocated (by the school) into working tribes and each tribe will work with a specific tribe leading team member who has a focus on building relations, trust and understanding of their tribe to ensure that each member of the tribe feels welcomed, important and at home with us at SSG.
We also understand that communication with parents and guardians is essential and as such with all residential camps booked we offer a free of charge parent and student evening presentation at the school ahead of camp to provide information and offer opportunities for Q&A.
Upon booking schools will be allocated a specific Schools Account Coordinator who will look after the school in the build up to camp, we provide staff with a step by step survival guide including all of the relevant paperwork and actions required to organise your trip from a staff perspective ensuring your build up to camp is as smooth a process as possible.
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What group sizes do you cater for?
We can scale our programmes up and down and have delivered to over 200 pupils on the same day in the past.
Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?
Our camps offer the experience of sleeping under canvas. We have dorm tents for participants which can sleep between 8 and 12 depending on the size and age of the participants. All participants are provided with a roll mat.
What is the cost of the accommodation?
Our residential camp packages start from as little as £79.00 per person.
What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
SSG will provide schools with a full residential camp pack, inclusive of venue and activity risk assessments, forms and registers for participants and a ‘visiting staff survival guide’ with all you information they will need for their visit
Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?
School Account Coordinator – Louise Thomas
Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
Yes onsite first aider
Please list facilities available.
We have a designated marquee for meal times and use during participants’ free times. All catering is provided as part of the residential camps and all dietary needs are catered for.
What are your disabled facilities?
Our venue is suitable for most disabilities however; we would look to consult with schools to identify all needs can be met appropriately.
What are your opening days and hours?
Monday – Sunday, hours are dependent on schools needs
Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit that we can include in your section?
Lots of fun. the children were kept active all the time trying new and exciting things (JT, teacher, Residential Camp 2016)
The camp leaders were friendly and helpful, and really made the children's experience. (AP, teacher Residential camp 2016)
Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
• Em & Em
• Life long memories
• New experiences
• Experiencing first time away from home
• Expertise delivery instructors
• Meeting individuals needs creating individual experiences
• Enthusiastic and passionate staff
• Bespoke days for the schools choice
Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University
Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December
Accommodation Type: Camping