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Outdoor Education Experiences in Cornwall for schools

The Ultimate School Camp Experience

Your Cornish Adventure Starts Here

Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre has been developed around the needs of children and young adults to support your school’s experiential learning endeavours (or ‘learning by doing’) outside of the classroom.

With all our school camps, residential programmes, and activity days, we ensure your school group has everything needed for a successful, safe, and fun outdoor education experience.

Whether you wish to book your school’s adventure for a full week, our standard 2-night package, or just the day, we extend a warm welcome to the new Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre and invite you to join us and make your next school camp an outdoor adventure your children will remember forever.

What is the Porthpean Outdoor Experience?

Here at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre, we look at the complete experience of a school camp and a school day excursion, paying close attention to even the smallest detail.  We understand children and recognise they all have their own amazing ways of approaching tasks.  We know that one size certainly does not fit all, so we operate our centre with children in mind at every turn, working to ensure everyone feels trusted, valued, and uniquely special.

With measurable improvements in trust, confidence, and resilience being gained from a school camp, every element of the experience at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre in Cornwall has been designed to ensure every child (and adult!) leaves us with a smile on their face and stories aplenty to share at home.

It is widely recognised that outdoor learning has multiple benefits. It develops self-esteem, supports mental health and wellbeing, promotes inclusive learning, and enhances both peer to peer and child to teacher relationships. With specific reference to our adventurous activities, at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre we see risk and reward as central to what we offer. We encourage children at every step as they venture outside of their comfort zone.  At all times, supporting and recognising natural ability and considering safety.

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Give your school group the ultimate Cornish adventure

We can’t wait to help make your outdoor adventure in Cornwall a reality. Whether you are looking for your next school residential or just a day of activities, we welcome all enquiries from schools from Cornwall and beyond.


Experience the ultimate adventure at Camp Cornwall this Summer

Day Camps run Monday to Friday and Residential Camps can be booked for two and five nights during the six week school summer holidays.

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