Outposts' Outdoor Activity Centre for Schools & Youth Groups
Outposts' is a Somerset based outdoor activity centre for school and youth groups from all over the UK. Our team-building days, residential camps, leadership programmes and even overseas expeditions give young people the opportunity to develop essential life skills such as team-work, communication, problem-solving and leadership; building self-confidence and resilience. Come and visit us here in Somerset or we can come to you for school-based training. This is learning outside the classroom at its very best.
"Can I say thank you for a very successful weekend. For me personally it gave me the perfect opportunity to get to know the housestaff and allowed for me to get a better understanding for the school. The nature of the activities done were and feedback given after each one was excellent."
Deputy Head (pastoral), Tudor Hall School
"You have transformed the way I empower staff in formulating an exciting vision for the future at Prince’s Mead. The fact you will be returning to hold me to account helps provide real momentum too. Thank you."
Headmaster, Prince's Mead School
"From the moment you arrive you are absorbed, active and having fun. Leaders have a very special way with the children and you leave with aching cheeks from smiling."
St Peter's Prep, Exmouth
"The structure of the day was brilliant and really prompted development of leadership and teamwork amongst our students. They learned so much whilst having laod of fun. By the end of the day they could all reflect on the advances they had made".
"We very much enjoyed our Prefect training and Michael knew how to get the best out of the girls. Thank you very much."
St. Margaret's School - Hertfordshire
"A great day out for the newly arrived students - I am sure many new friendships have been made - down to the fact that the students have to communicate and listen to one another."
"Outposts delivered an excellent programme that was tailored made for our Year 12 induction programme. It provided the perfect opportunity for new and current pupils to bond over well thought out tasks, such many of them falling off milk crates into 'shark infested water', dropping 'explosive' devices and the abandonment of team mates in 'acid filled lakes'."
"A huge thank you for all of your team’s efforts on our residential. The boys had an absolutely fantastic time and the staff did too. The level of personal attention we got from all levels of your company was first rate and I felt that there was nothing we couldn’t ask of you. It is getting increasingly rare to work with a company that goes the extra mile and provides such a well organised and enjoyable trip.
I would not hesitate to recommend you to my colleagues or teacher friends and I hope to be able to run another trip with you soon."
Wetherby School 2016
"We loved everything, but particularly the airplane exercise in the afternoon- it sent them into meltdown which was a useful experience for them to learn under pressure. A secondary benefit was that it was amusing for staff to watch. We'll be asking Michael to come back again next year as it was so excellent. Many thanks again."
St Margaret's, Bushey
"The children had some fantastic experiences in their week at Outposts and developed a range of key skills including resilience, teamwork and perseverance. The experienced instructors were superb and the children were allowed to have fun whilst learning a great deal about themselves and pushing their boundaries in an unfamiliar but safe environment. All of the children returned home tired, inspired and grateful for the adventure."
Garden House School
"Outposts provided an excellent programme of events that were perfectly tailored to our students needs. The staff were brilliant – enthusiastic and motivating to the students. The facilities are great and provide a new experience for the students. Highly recommendable organisation."
Head of Year 7 - Uffculme School
"The children all look forward to their day of activities, love the whole set-up, great instructors and always feel they want to stay longer. By the end of the day, even children who have tended to be ‘loners’ are part of the team and listening skills improve hugely."
"An amazing set of challenging and varied set of activities run by qualified, supportive and very experienced instructors. Every student came home with a grin and a list of fears they had overcome."
St. Catherine's Bramley
"Thank you for a very well-tailored provision which provided much stimulating food for thought and a really focused consideration of leadership skills to an audience not used to exploring this area explicitly. The range of tasks was excellent, the place a delight, the weather behaved and the girls really appreciated the incisive good sense and humour with which it was all delivered."
St. Paul's Girls School
"What a fantastic few days we have had at Outposts! This was our first ever residential with Year 4 and the setting, activities and staff at Outposts was ideal and fit for purpose. All the planning and flexibility(and patience!) shown by the staff at Outposts has meant that we have been able to fulfill all our objectives for the trip and our children are now set up for residentials for the rest of their time at St Peter's. All the activities were pitched perfectly for our age group and the food and camping were first class. Thank you Outposts for a memorable trip. We will be back!"
St. Peter's School
"Outpost are an incredibly professional organisation who we have been working with for many years. They guided me in planning a Year 7 camping trip where the girls had a fantastic time in a safe environment, led by knowledgeable instructors. It was a fantastic trip and I would highly recommend using Outpost for school trips."