History of POEC

Est. 1949

Providing adventures for over 80 years

And now for a new chapter

Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre has been providing adventurous activities and residential experiences for young people since the 1940s.

Having been set up to support children after the Second World War, as the International Youth Campthe centre has maintained the provision of high quality facilities throughout the years, staying true to its roots.  Many a Cornishman and Cornishwoman can recount cherished stories of their time at the centre. This has firmly established Porthpean as a genuinely special place, becoming synonymous with all things adventure.

2023 saw a new chapter in the history of the centre.  Under new ownership, we embarked on a mission to provide the same fantastic outdoor activity provision, whilst improving centre facilities to offer our guests the complete residential experience.  We listened to customer feedback and invested in new accommodation and facilities and introduced a broader range of activities.  Plans are now underway to introduce a more sustainable approach to the Porthpean experience.

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