17 School Residentials in Cornwall - Camps at Porthpean Outdoor

Year 7 & Year 12 Friendship Camps

Making new friends with outdoor adventure

Tailored Camps for Secondary Schools & Colleges

Camps designed to bond and help form new friendships

As a teacher of Year 7s or a new college cohort, you’ll know how important it is for your students’ learning for everyone to settle in quickly and adapt to life with often an entirely new group of young people.

At Porthpean Outdoor Education, we extend both our school residential programmes and our school activity day package to offer a dedicated offering for secondary schools and colleges to help this exciting, yet sometimes quite daunting process.  Taking place throughout September and October every year, we provide the opportunity to take your students away from the classroom or lecture theatre and immerse them to a world of adventure and outdoor education.  At every turn, we design activities to encourage team building to forge new relationships.  With teachers and lecturers, as well as peers.

Our Friendship Residential Camp include onsite accommodation and a full meal programme.  We structure our timetables to offer a mix of water, beach, and land-based activities, all built around helping each other and achieving a shared goal.  Evenings at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre will focus on communal activities, to include our silent disco and time around our awesome fire pit.

Our Friendship Activity Day package offers a morning activity session and an afternoon activity session, with lunch included.

What will your school's adventure include?

Outdoor Activity timetables

We offer the option of a 2-night package (Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday) and a 4-night package (Monday to Friday).  For pricing, please contact us for access to our dedicated online Teacher Zone.  Alternative night stays may be available on request.

2-night FRIENDSHIP CAMP Package

Available to book Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-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


Available to book Monday-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

friendship day camp package

Our Friendship Activity Day package is available in book Monday to Friday in September and October (subject to availability).

10amOcean Adventure feat. paddleboarding, kayaking, coasteering, or Mega SUP
12.30pmLand Adventure feat. high ropes course, climbing wall, or caving experience

Please note: the timetables above act as a guide only. For pricing, please contact usAll bookings are subject to terms and conditions.

With a booking 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.


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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