Welcome to Outposts' world of outdoor educational activities, residential camps and team-building for schools and young people's groups from all over the country. Based in Somerset, Outposts specialise in experiential learning programmes which give schools and groups the opportunity to develop and practice essential life skills outside of the classroom such as team-work, communication, problem-solving and leadership.
"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'."
"Outposts were fantastic from start to finish. Their admin team were very efficient at sorting us out in the preparation phase and from the moment we arrived to the moment we left they were nothing but helpful and supportive. The bush camp and general facilities at Lydeard Farm were well constructed and made camping with school aged children both safe and enjoyable. The programme was delivered by instructors who were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and good at working with young people. All our pupils got loads out of the experience."
"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."
"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
"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
"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