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Ridgway Adventure · Children & Teenagers
6-day Adventure Summer Camp

(for ages 11 to 15)

Join up to 40 other young people (aged 11 to 15) from the UK and abroad on a fun and action packed week of adventure, exploring the mountains, the sea and the open ground between.

Work closely with our young, friendly instructors in small teams of similar ages, learning new skills and ending your week surviving for a night on an uninhabited island.

A great way to make new friends from across the globe through shared adventures.

On the calm seas of Loch A Chadh-Fi

  • Swim in the sea loch that laps at our door and jump from the raft for fun.
  • Paddle your own sea kayak on a mini-expedition, circumnavigate an island.
  • Kayak close to nesting herring gulls and greylag geese.
  • Lift sea squirts, urchins and starfish from the depths.
  • Prepare and then lift your creels in the sea loch to catch crabs and lobsters as the crofters at Ardmore have done for hundreds of years.

In the mountains and around the crags and hill lochs of the ‘empty quarter’

  • Make base camp at the foot of a mountain and prepare for your summit bid. Drink tea by the bothy fire.
  • Climb a mountain and follow its narrow ridge to the very top.
  • Take in the views over this beautiful and ancient landscape.
  • Learn survival skills from our friendly instructors on the wild Ardbeg peninsula.
  • Forage for edible plants, mussels, limpets and winkles and learn how to cook and eat them.
  • Rock climb and abseil on our hilltop crag high above Ardmore and the Atlantic ocean.
  • Roam free around ‘the empty quarter’ orienteering to win points for your team.

On the shore and more

  • Build a raft from scavenged materials and paddle it to save your team.
  • See John Ridgway‘s 1966 Atlantic rowing boat, yachts that have sailed around the world and Rebecca‘s Cape Horn kayak.
  • Find out more about this wild place, its birds, animals, plants and rocks to get the John Muir Discovery Award.
  • Travel in boats to an uninhabited island and survive overnight with your friends under your own shelter. Sing songs around the campfire and watch the stars come out in the night sky.
  • Relax on an empty strip of golden sand, swim and boogie-board with your pals.
  • End your week with a concert where all can perform.

How to book

If you wish to enquire about availability please email me, Rebecca, at rebecca@ridgway-adventure.co.uk or call on 01971 521006.

If places are available, I will email a booking form as soon as possible.

All summer camp prices include return coach transport from Inverness Airport to Ridgway Adventure. This meets our recommended flights, please see Travel information page.

Dates and Prices 2017

Saturday 5 - Friday 11 August 2017: £660

In 2017 we will also be offering a second six day summer camp combining a number of small teams of five or more young people who already know each other from school, home, family etc. The dates for this camp are;
Saturday 12 - Friday 18 August 2017: £660 per child

“Angus thoroughly enjoyed his week with you... he wished it was longer. What a fantastic experience. Once you have next year’s programme organised we would like to book again”

“The boys had a fantastic time – they haven’t stopped talking about it and love telling everyone what they’ve been up to”

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