Region: Yorkshire

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Kirklington, Bedale, , North Yorkshire DL8 2LS

Contact: 01845 567 788



Our aim is to provide a Centre Of Excellence for outdoor activities in a safe, unique, fun and inspiring environment, as part of the continuing development of young people.

In conjunction with Aerial Extreme, Camp Hill offers unique and inspirational outdoor activity programmes, in a stunning setting, that will give your pupils a truly memorable and enlightening experience.

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Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?
Camp Hill use experiential education to break down the barriers of a more formal classroom environment, allowing whole classes to bond and develop life skills.

We are a trusted Centre Of Excellence with tailored activity programmes that work within the national curriculum.

Whether it is:
Doing raft building to learn about teamwork

Completing the low ropes course to teach pupils about problem solving

Demonstrating resilience through our leap of faith activity

Learning how to lead and support others through our team challenge activities

Building up self-confidence with quad biking

Becoming more environmentally aware through our bush-craft activities

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
We have schools returning year on year where both pupils and teachers benefit from our tailored programmes that work within the national curriculum. All activities are designed to challenge students giving them life skills and a truly memorable experience.

Camp Hill offers pupils with physical and learning disabilities the opportunity to participate in activities, and we can put together specific packages to meet the needs of everyone.

What does a typical educational visit include?
We can design a bespoke programme to suit your group, time available, objectives, and budget.  At the bottom of this page is a sample timetable based on 60 pupils for a day, and following that is a price indication, and a list of our more popular activities to choose from.

What group sizes do you cater for?
We can cater from 5 – 2,000

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
Yes, we have information packs that can be provided to teachers which include useful information to help plan a trip to Camp Hill.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
Yes – we encourage this and we would ask that if we could have any photos or videos that are taken to store in the Camp Hill Media File.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
Contact the Camp Hill Office on 01845 567788

What is the cost of the visit?
Cost is all dependent on the size of the group and the budget that teachers have. We aim to be as flexible as possible.

An example of pricing: For a group of 60 pupils the price would be from £40 per pupil plus VAT.

We can offer group discounts and this can be arranged by calling the Camp Hill office on 01845 567788 once we know your group size and the activities that you are interested in. We can arrange for supervising adults to go free depending on the costing of the trip and how many pupils will be attending.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
DRESS FOR THE WORST...Due to the rather unpredictable English climate and the nature of some of our events, pupils are likely to either get cold and/or wet.

It is advisable that pupils bring layers of clothing that can be peeled-off or put-on dependent upon the conditions, and time of year of the event. The list could be endless, but we recommend that you bring the following:

o Waterproofs
o Light Clothing (to include trousers)
o Heavier Clothing
o Walking Boots/Training Shoes
o Gloves & Hats
o Towel
o Sun Cream

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
Yes, a few of our staff are first aiders and they are all fully up to date with indoor and outdoor First Aid.

Please list facilities available.
- Café
- Dining areas (Indoor and Outdoor)
- Picnic areas

What are your disabled facilities?
We have a disabled toilet and wheelchair access to all the main areas of the Camp Hill Estate.

What are your opening days and hours?
We are closed from Saturday 23rd December – Monday 8th January. We advise that you call the Camp Hill Office on 01845 567788 if you would like to make a booking with us so we can discuss dates for school' trips.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
Mr Waugh from Huntcliff Secondary School, Lincolnshire
“Camp Hill were extremely organised and accommodating, both before and during the two day visit. They were flexible in the way they organised the activities, provided the food and set up the sleeping arrangements to best suit our needs. The range of activities available at Camp Hill was extensive and we were able to discuss what would best suit our needs.”

Mrs Goddard from St Thomas C Of E Primary School, Huddersfield
“This was our second visit to Camp Hill, it gave the children an opportunity to be a leader, a coach, a team mate and most of all to just have some good fun. From the friendliness of staff to the organisation of the day everything was brilliant. The bit of rain we endured did nothing to dampen our spirits as the activities were such good fun!”

Mr Greenwood from The Dales School, Northallerton - A co-educational special school
“Camp Hill has been an ideal location for the Sixth Form students of the Dales School to learn new skills, build confidence, problem solve and develop their ability to work both independently and cooperatively in an outdoor environment. The lessons were facilitated in the natural woodland surroundings, providing a fun, and safe learning environment.”

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Your team are stranded on the wrong side of a minefield and have to negotiate the live bed of mines without hitting one.

High Voltage
The task is for the whole team to pass through the High Voltage grid without touching the wires.Tricky challenge but lots of fun!

Your teams have been stranded on opposite sides of a lake deep in the woods (real not imagined!). Can you get the vital information across the floodwaters using only the equipment provided?

Nuclear Waste
A container of nuclear waste has been deposited in the woods. Your team is responsible for lifting the container of waste and depositing it in a safe housing. You will be will rely completely on team communication.

Organisation Maze
Your team is faced with a large grid, across which there is one correct path. The team must find the correct path across the grid by trial and error, against the clock. There are strict rules, none of the team are not allowed to talk once the task has started! Not easy!

Crate Build
The challenge to earn the required points is for the team to build the highest possible tower using beer crates while suspended from the forest canopy.

Crashed Plane Rescue Mission
A plane has crash landed in the middle of an island and there is an unexploded bomb. This activity utilises a real aeroplane and 12ft deep moat to negotiate. One of a kind and unique to Camp Hill.

Rope courses can be the ultimate challenge for groups and individuals. You must work as a team in order to complete them successfully. They include; Swinging Logs, parallel Ropes, Burma Bridge, Vines, Scramble Nets, Wild Woosey, See-saw etc.

Swing Bridge
Your team has to be transported above the woodland floor using barrels, a plank and a tyre suspended from the trees. The solution to the task is in the title.

Tyrolean Bridge
The bridge you have to cross has been blown apart and needs to be re-constructed as a matter of urgency.

Mohawk Walk
Can your team complete the section of wires without touching the ground? The teams use the ropes hanging from various positions and a nominated ‘spotter’ to assist.

Nuclear Fuel Rods
Your challenge is to insert the fuel rods in their correct housings. The problem is that only one team member can make it into the chamber at a time.

Bob Push
One of its kind! The official dry training track for the Olympians. With top class coaching, teams push a 2 or 4-man ‘Bob’ for the fastest time of the day.

Climbing Wall
At 40ft, our outdoor wall is one of the tallest in the UK. Exceed your expectations by climbing to the top, or as high as you can.

Leap of Faith
For a real adrenalin rush, try climbing to the top of a 35ft telegraph pole, standing on a platform no larger than 1ft square and leaping for a Buoy (just in reach).

Gun Run
The team complete the obstacle course with the Field Guns and limbers, breaking down the guns where necessary to complete each section, an exercise, which relies on the team to plan, communicate, support and work together.

Segway X2 Experience
Experience the unique feeling of riding one of our Segways, they are great fun and can operate on a variety of terrains.

Archery or Crossbows
Can you consistently hit the ‘Gold’ and record the highest team score for the day?

If you don’t’ know, Footgolf is like golf, but kicking a football around the course rather than hitting a golf ball.

Sky Walk
This is the most adrenalising walk of your life as you clamber 40 feet up a climbing wall to the Sky Walk itself – a very wobbly wooden plank and wire bridge. Take in the amazing view for a moment before you launch yourself into the air on our “MegaZip”.

Aerial Extreme Ropes Tree Top Adventure Course
The course grows in difficulty from the induction level through a series of exciting elements. They will be crossing wobbly logs, traversing wires using cows-tails and crashing through the forest canopy into cargo nets on a zip wire.

Quad Agility Tests & Obstacle Course
Think you can handle an all-terrain quad bike or complete a slalom course in reverse? Then try this event and put your co-ordination skills to the test!

Adventure Playground & Shelter Building
Let out the Bear Grylls inside of you and get adventurous in our Adventure Playground complete with Shelter Building and bushcraft area.

 * Timetable based on 60 pupils for a day.

Time/ Activity

Crate Build

Segway Challenge

Crashed Plane Rescue

Nuclear Waste

Leap Of Faith

Nuclear Fuel Rods

10.00 - 10.55

Team 1

Team 2

Team 3

Team 4

Team 5

Team 6

11.00- 11.55

Team 6

Team 1

Team 2

Team 3

Team 4

Team 5

12.00 - 12.55

13.00 - 13.40







13.45 - 14.40

Team 4

Team 5

Team 6

Team 1

Team 2

Team 3

14.45 - 15.40

Team 3

Team 4

Team 5

Team 6

Team 1

Team 2

15.45 - 16.40

Team 2

Team 3

Team 4

Team 5

Team 6

Team 1

Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Bird of Prey Centre Bushcraft Climbing Crafts Duke of Edinburgh Award Environment Centres Equestrian Activities Field Studies High Ropes Karting Motorsports Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Parks and Gardens Paintball & Laser Tag Personal Development-Mentoring Picnic Areas Residential School Trips Safety Awareness SEN Team Building Walking Tours Water Sports Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship English Environmental Studies Leisure & Tourism Mathematics Music PE PSHE Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

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