This programme offers a thrilling range of leading-edge adventure and sports activities featuring hiking, high ropes, canoeing, kayaking and gorge walking PLUS the highlight, an overnight campout.
Village Camps is one of Europe’s most experienced outdoor adventure operators,organising successful adventure camps since the early 1970s. Today our adventure and activity programmes are more popular than ever, attracting hundreds of campers each year to learn new skills in mountains, rivers and lakes.
This challenging Adventure Camp is a great mix of thrilling activities using the rugged moorland hills, rivers and lakes of the picturesque Yorkshire Moors interlinked with the vast open spaces and thick woods in the extensive grounds of our base at Queen Ethelburga’s College.
Off-site activities include:
canoeing and kayaking
indoor climbing wall
rock-climbing on the beginners and intermediate terrain of Brimham Rocks
abseiling and a thrilling gorge walking experience
overnight camp-out – the campers’ vote for the highlight! Camp under canvas in glorious surroundings. The camp fire is fun and everyone enjoys cooking a hot meal and roasting marshmallows before fun games, camp songs and laughter under the stars – and then bed!
Back at the Queen Ethelburga’s campus the activities include:
testing session on the state-of-the-art Assault Course
survival skills course
hike along the banks of the nearby River Ouse
fun ‘water challenge’ session
IMPORTANT! Make sure to view our ADVENTURE VIDEO – shot on location in and around York, featuring many of the above activities.
Activities are half-day or full day, other than the overnight camp-out. The instruction for all adventure activities is by suitably qualified local experts or from the dedicated Village Camps adventure team.
Accommodation, Excursions & Activities
The Village Camps site, Queen Ethelburga's College, provides an exceptional standard of state-of-the-art accommodation. The Camp has an impressive range of leisure and sports facilities all in the glorious 'parkland' setting of the green Yorkshire countryside. Highlights include a full day excursion to Manchester with time for shopping and planned leisure activities in the impressive Trafford Centre as well as a half-day excursion to the historic, walled city of York. Here there is time to visit the famous York Minster and other major points of interest. In the afternoons and evenings, campers at York enjoy an exciting range of activities. Highlights are the fun team competitions on BIG Night, International Night and the Talent Show.
Further details about the excursions and activities can be found in the "Country England Overview Pages".