One to six-day school residential courses cover all aspects of outdoor pursuits, personal development & key skills, tourist site visits & talks by professional providers. We will target specific modules within your course syllabus. Evidence can be collected throughout the course in several ways from photos, video, written, self-assessment, discussion groups & staff observation.

Examples of Programmes available for Schools:

  • School residentials for Years 5 and 6
  • Personal Development – Confidence, Trust & Social Skills
  • Leadership & Group Dynamics – working together effectively
  • Specific Expedition training & planning
  • DOE Expeditions and Awards
  • GCSE Courses

Examples of College Courses suitable for our residential courses:

  • ‘A’ Level Course Work
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Leisure & Tourism
  • Public Services
  • HND Watersports & Adventure Management
  • Resilient Pupil Programme

A Typical Itinerary for a Year 6 School Residential

Day one: Arrival and settle into accommodation, team challenges, and ice-breaking games.

Day two: Rock climbing and gorge walking

Day three: Waterfall walk and caving

Day four: Wet and wild

Day five: Team challenges

The activities are subject to change due to availability and weather conditions.

Evening activities can also be arranged to entertain the children and may include Night Walk in the Dark Skies Area, Orienteering, Camp Fire, Disco, Team activities. This is an example of one itinerary but we can tailor a programme to suit your requirements. Give us a call to discuss the programme in more detail. Contact us for a full list of activities.

We will arrange all accommodation, instructors, and equipment, we can even arrange transport from your college if required. All work is minimised for you and we specifically run the course in modules to match syllabus content and produce a portfolio of evidence from the students and continually assess their progress

Whats included:

5 day / 4 night school residential course (Monday lunch to Friday lunch), fully catered, all packed lunches, expedition food (when required) and finishing with lunch on the Friday, bunkhouse accommodation and transport while on the course, plus all specialist equipment and maps will be provided. Route cards can be provided in advance to use as teaching aids during coursework. Training and assessment with certificates for passes at bronze, silver & gold national navigation award will form part of the expedition, site entry fees & any fees to guest speakers.

We have a proven track record and you have the reassurance of a fully AALA licensed & Wales Tourist Board accredited activity centre, first-class equipment, staffed office, fully qualified instructors and an excellent standard of bunkhouse accommodation.

New course design

Our most recent development is the design of courses that include KEY SKILLS – problem-solving & working with others. As well as the opportunity to gain substantial evidence for a number of diploma units Courses are specifically designed to be progressive. Students and pupils can also try our John Muir Conservation and Environmental Awards. Coursework can also be provided for GCSE courses.


  • Problem-solving
  • Working with others
  • Trust

Collection of Evidence

We can design sets of worksheets and activities that will lead students to complete outcomes and produce a portfolio of evidence gathered during the week. Lecturer course notes may be provided to help fully prepare college staff before the residential. Materials include the following:

  • Work Sheets
  • Aural testing
  • Self Assessment
  • Staff, Peer & Instructor Evaluation
  • Signed evidence by instructor & staff
  • Photographic evidence

All video and photographic evidence is retained by the college for future reference.

This “pack” is unique to Call of the Wild and demonstrates the research and effort that has gone into producing this first-class residential – which is not just an outdoor pursuit experience, but fulfills large specific areas of the public services and other syllabi.

Field Trips and Educational Visits

Call of the Wild also designs courses for field trips and other non-vocational courses involving pupils. These can be for Geography, Geology or just for experiential learning in an outdoor environment. Courses can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Why not combine your stay with days of outdoor activities interspersed with educational visits? Try a guided tour of the castles of South Wales, learn about the Industrial Revolution, go fossil hunting, or visit the plethora of prehistoric sites for which South Wales is renowned. You will be accompanied by a leading expert on the subject so you get the most out of the experience.

Youth Groups

Call of the Wild also has a wealth of experience in catering for youth groups whether it be the Scouts, Guides, Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes, or Charitable Organisations. The benefits of our outdoor experiential activities should not be underestimated. They can assist in improving the self-worth and the self-confidence of children, while also providing a neutral environment in which to develop social interaction skills. Such benefits assist in making such children better ‘citizens’. Courses are designed in discussion with the group leaders to ensure they are suitable for the ages and abilities of the group members.

“We would like to thank you and the leaders during Year 5’s visit back in April for the care and support given to our pupils. They all had a brilliant time. The staff were full of praise.” Ysgol Mynydd Bychan, 2023