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adventures for
8-17 Year
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Island Adventure

Kingswood Isle of Wight, Old School Buildings, Hill Way Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5PH

Why here?

Clifftop location with direct beach access

Action-packed programme of activities

Challenging ropes course with 3G swing overlooking the sea

Watersports activities on the beach

Heated indoor swimming pool

Island adventures on the Isle of Wight

Thrill-seekers looking for an Island Adventure are in for a treat on the Isle of Wight. A short 45-minute ferry ride from England’s south coast, this centre is a dream come true for young watersports enthusiasts.

Our Isle of Wight centre covers 100 acres of beautiful fields and woodlands in a superb cliff top location, boasting stunning views over Whitecliff Bay, and direct beach access.

Surrounded by the Jurassic Coast designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, this is the most important area of Europe for dinosaur fossils. At its heart, the Isle of Wight centre’s five residential buildings – including an all-weather activity zone – border a tree-lined lane.

Visitors are able to enjoy surfing, kayaking, raft building and other sea-based activities. There’s plenty of fun to be had on land too. The excellent activity facilities include a high ropes course, an indoor heated swimming pool, abseiling towers and zipwire.

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Summer camps dates and prices

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Adventures for all ages

At Kingswood Camps, our visitors are put into groups of similar ages, meaning siblings of different ages can meet new friends during the day, but have the reassurance of seeing a familiar face from time to time at meal times and during certain activities.

Whichever location, activity or excursion your child has chosen, we want to ensure that our young visitors are always having fun and are confident to try new challenges. That’s why each camps is split into different age groups; it allows us to tailor our activities to the perfect level for each group.

Each group has a dedicated camp coach, who acts like a big brother or sister to provide friendly support, gentle encouragement, safe supervision and a fair few laughs. It’s all part of ensuring everyone has as much fun as possible with their new friends, backed up by great support from someone who’s looking out for them.

8-10 year olds

Our summer camps allow young adventurers to spread their wings, make new friends and discover new skills in our ‘home away from home’ atmosphere. The camp coaches who look after our guests are particularly skilled at making sure this age group are having as much fun as possible, whilst feeling looked after, particularly if it’s their first trip away from home.

11-14 year olds

We give young people and early teens the opportunity to embrace every aspect of camp life, from sharing dorms to scaling climbing towers, developing valuable life skills and building self-esteem, whilst making new friends from over 75 countries around the world. Our team gently encourage them to push their boundaries and try exciting new adventures.

15-17 year olds

We know that older teens are looking for independence and adventure in the summer holidays. That’s why our camps provide a place for adrenaline junkies and fun-lovers to experience extreme challenges and enjoy a fantastic selection of evening entertainment, while chilling out with new friends and enjoying a greater sense of freedom.

Activities on the Isle of Wight

In the air

3G swing
Abseiling
Balance beam
Climbing
Jacob's ladder
Leap of faith
Zipwire

Get active

Aeroball
Archery
Beach games
Fencing
Filed games
Quad biking
Team games
Zorbing

Get creative

Arts & crafts
Environmental art
Music

On the water

Beach swimming
Body boarding
Kayaking
Raft building
Stand up paddleboarding
Swimming
Waterslide

Go explore

Bushcraft
Caving
Nature walk
Orienteering

Evening entertainment

Campfire
Disco
Mini Olympics
Movie night
Quiz
Trail of mystery

Challenge

Crate stack
Laser
Low ropes
Nightline
Problem solving
Team tech

Sleeping and eating

At the end of a long day of activities, it’s back to the dorms for a good night’s rest. The dorms at the Isle of Wight sleep 4-16 people with an en-suite or shared bathroom. You’ll share a room with other young people of the same age group and gender.

Although we arrange rooming based on age group, it may be possible to arrange for siblings of the same gender to share a room on request  (this cannot be guaranteed). Please note that it is not possible for brothers and sisters to share a room as all accommodation is split by gender.

In our canteen, we serve three hot meals per day, with lots of choice and seasonal variations. Each day there is a carefully balanced and nutritional meal plan. We can accommodate most special dietary needs, please let us know requirements at the time of booking.

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Watersports

Available at Isle of Wight

Ages: 8 to 17 

Upgrade price: £40

A Watersports holiday offers an exciting combination of water-based activities to complement the adventure choice holiday. With the beach just a short stroll away, those on a Watersports holiday can try their hands at surfing, sea kayaking and body boarding.
All our watersports and open water activities are carried out by BCU (British Canoe Union) qualified activity leaders so our young guests are in safe hands. A full morning of water based activities will be followed by a programme of fun filled activities on land, in the air and underground.

Programme details:

6 hours of water sports activities, 3 hours on Monday & 3 Hours on Friday. Should the weather or water conditions not be safe alternative activities will be arranged.

Available dates:

21st July to 25th August

 

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Excursions

Explore outside camp for the day by adding an excursion to your visit. Prices include entrance fees, travel and staff.

Island tour

Full day 
£45 per child

A great chance to explore the largest island in England, from its beautiful sandy beaches and Jurassic coastline to historic attractions. On this full day excursion we'll visit the traditional seaside resort of Shanklin, the iconic Needles landmark and the awe-inspiring sweet factory, and then enjoy an optional ride on a high speed boat. 

Later, we'll visit Fort Victoria country park and the model railway, planetarium and archaeology discovery centre; followed by a trip to Ryde for a hovercraft ride and some souvenir shopping.

Bowling, laser and meal

Half day
£30 per child

A half day trip into the local town. Challenge your new friends to a game of bowling before a fun laser quest session and a meal at a nearby restaurant.

Osbourne House

Half day
£40 per child

Visit Queen Victoria's palatial holiday home on the Isle of Wight. Enjoy a walk through the garden terraces with stunning views out to sea and get a glimpse of the private apartments and beach for a sneak peak into royal family life. 

Full of beautiful architecture and furnishings, you'll feel as if you've stepped back in time exploring this beautiful English Heritage house and grounds.

Blackgang Chine

Full day
£45 per child

Head to the UK's oldest amusement park - the land of imagination! You can let your imagination run wild fighting pirates, exploring a sunken shipwreck, walking around life sized moving dinosaurs, or even be a sheriff of your very own town or a fairy princess is a magical castle!

With stunning views from the south coast of the island, an eclectic mix of attractions and exciting rides, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Carisbrooke Castle

Half day
£40 per child

With a history spanning over 1,000 years, this famous castle has previously been a Saxon fortress and Charles I was held prisoner here! 

This English Heritage site is steeped in history and you'll now find some lovable donkeys, a fascinating museum and a magnificent garden, plus far reaching panoramic views of the Isle of Wight from the high castle walls.

Portsmouth

Full day
£30 per child

Head over to the mainland via the Wightlink Fastcat and pay a visit to Portsmouth's historic dockyards for a tour around the old and new war ships. One of only three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the British Royal Navy, it's home to one of the oldest dry docks in the world.

Later, head into Gunwharf Quays - the south coast's leading designer outlet for a shopping trip.

Location and travel

A short ferry ride from the south coast of England, easy distance from London, Gatwick and the West Country.

Kingswood – Isle of Wight
Old School Buildings
Hill Way Road
Bembridge
Isle of Wight
PO35 5PH

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Location and travel

Visiting from outside the UK?

Have a summer of fun in the UK, learning English, practising new skills and making friends from all over the world!

 

Find out about our camps for international visitors

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