Your Cornish


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Life at Camp Cornwall

The Ultimate Summer Camp Experience

Your Cornish Adventure Starts here

If you’re searching for an active, outdoor overnight camp or day adventure for your child during the school summer holidays, search no more. Camp Cornwall at Porthpean Outdoor, situated in the beautiful county of Cornwall, with its super-friendly staff, spacious and comfortable accommodation, excellent security, own beach, and top-class on-site activities, is just the ticket.

Camp Cornwall is a summer camp for 8 to 14-year-olds running for seven consecutive weeks through July and August as UK schools break for the summer.  Tracing its origins back to the 1940s, when the Porthpean centre first operated under the banner of the International Youth Camp, Camp Cornwall at Porthpean Outdoor aims to reimagine and recreate all the joy and wholesome fun of a traditional British youth camp… with the added pizzazz of the latter-day US-style summer camp.

As a centre specialising in the provision of school camps throughout the school calendar, Porthpean Outdoor is perfectly placed to continue this fantastic service through the summer holidays to welcome children from near and far to enjoy a supremely fun and wonderfully safe holiday camp experience.

A world of benefits

At our centre we pride ourselves on our ethos of putting children first, opening doors to new experiences, and planting the seeds for genuinely transformative benefits.

With the opportunity to experience adventurous activities in arguably one of the most spectacular settings in the UK, campers at Camp Cornwall learn and develop new skills through achievement.  But Camp Cornwall aims to offer more than that.  Through meeting new people, fellow campers and Camp Reps alike, our campers gain social confidence, friendship, and a sense of belonging.  And in doing all this, it allows your child to benefit from what is the foundation of the summer camp; independence.  With these amazing shared experiences, offered in a safe space, free from judgement and the pressures and expectation of school life, we aim to provide fun and laughter every step of the way.

We commit to stand side by side with your child as they embrace Camp Cornwall and the wonderful lifelong memories a stay with us can bring.

Our Activities

Due to our amazing location on the south coast of Cornwall, we are fortunate to be able to offer a range of instructor-led land based and water based activities. Find out more below.

The Complete Package...

Camping tents/pods

Sea-Based activities

Land-based activities

Delicious, nutritious food

Live entertainment

Fully qualified staff

What our campers are saying

I’ve had too much fun today

Isaac, age 8, Perranporth

“School camp at Porthpean is the perfect chance for our students to experience challenge and adventure! The instructor team and the facilities are fantastic and both students (and staff!) are excited to be back.”

Jen George, Adventure and Outdoor Learning Coordinator, Bodmin College, Cornwall

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