School Residential Camps

Overnight School Camps

Overnight School Camps in Cornwall

Your Cornish Adventure Awaits

At Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre, we are committed to the provision of fantastic value school residentials, providing everything you need for THE best school camp experience in Cornwall.

In addition to onsite accommodation, all school camps include a full meal programme.  Our timetables have been carefully structured to offer a mix of water, beach, and land-based activities, with space reserved for downtime and rest breaks.  Evenings at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre will endeavour to provide your busy teachers with some much-needed time to relax and enjoy their stay as much as your children.  Our timetable offers instructor-led activities all day until lights out.

A residential at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre is crowned by an awards ceremony on your last evening or last morning of school camp. Being sensitive to inclusivity, we honour not so much ‘the best’, but the more quirky achievements, and where adventurers have pushed themselves to get the very best out of themselves and their time on camp!

What will your school's adventure include?

Overnight Outdoor Activity timetables

1-night SCHOOL RESIDENTIAL timetable

Our 1-Night School Residential package is offered during April, September, and October only.  We are unable to accommodate 1-night bookings from May to August.

Day 1Day 2
9.15amArrival & Welcome MeetingHigh Ropes Course
10amClimbing Wall & Caving Experience
12pmPacked LunchPacked Lunch
1pmMega SUPArchery & Axe-Throwing
6pmLaser Tag
8pmSilent Disco

2-night SCHOOL RESIDENTIAL timetable

Our 2-Night School Residential package is offered from Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday.

Day 1Day 2Day 3
9.30amMega SUPHigh Ropes Course
12pmPacked LunchPacked Lunch & Departure
1pmArrival & Welcome MeetingKayaking
2pmClimbing WallKayaking
6pmLaser TagCaving Experience
8pmLive Entertainment PerformanceSilent Disco & Awards Ceremony


Our 4-Night School Residential package is offered from Monday to Friday.

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5
9.30amMega SUPHigh Ropes – Course 1CoasteeringHigh Ropes – Course 2
12pmLunchLunchLunchPacked Lunch & Departure
1pmArrival & Welcome MeetingKayakingTarget GamesThe Big Beach Challenge
2pmClimbing WallKayakingField GamesThe Big Beach Challenge
6pmLaser TagArcheryCaving ExperienceLaser Tag
8pmLive Entertainment PerformanceLive Entertainment PerformanceLive Entertainment PerformanceSilent Disco & Awards Ceremony

Please note: the timetables above act as a guide only.  All bookings are subject to terms and conditions.

When booking a school residential at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre in Cornwall, one free staff place is provided per 10 child places.  Should your group need additional support over the 1:10 free place ratio, we offer a discounted rate for staff members.  Terms and conditions apply.

School Residential Activities

All activities on your school camp are led by fully qualified professionals who are experienced with working with children and young adults. Our centre staff are DBS-checked, with the centre offering the highest level of industry and activity-specific accreditation.



High Ropes

Caving Experience

Mega SUP

Porthpean Colour War

Axe Throwing


Mega SUP


Silent Disco

Laser Tag


Ready for the best school camp adventure?

Contact us now to start planning your awesome school residential at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre.  Get in touch for special access to our dedicated online Teacher Zone, featuring everything you need to support your school residential and develop the perfect camping experience for your fantastic cohort.


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