THREE DAYS WITH EPIC HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR ME, I'VE ACHIEVED MORE IN THE LAST WEEK THAN I HAVE IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS WITH COUNSELLORS
IF YOU'D HAVE TOLD ME AT THE START OF THE WEEK I'D HAVE CLIMBED A CRAG LIKE THAT I'D HAVE LAUGHED. I JUST DID IT BLINDFOLDED!
RESIDENTIAL ADVENTURE PROGRAMS...
When we started Epic we talked about our experiences on residential adventure camps and how they sowed the seed of exploration for us all. We set out to create experiences that have the same effect on young people today. We run a range of programs in the Lake District, Snowdonia, Scotland and the Peak District. From mixed activity programs to canoeing expeditions each package is custom to your group, aims and budget. We currently work with groups from schools, universities and uniformed youth groups. Our staff team are experienced instructors and in many cases former teachers.
Accommodation and location is selected according to your requirements from our tented village to wild camps, Hostel or hotels residences. Programs can have pastoral, remedial, academic or therapeutic aims (or quite often multiple learning benefits). Each summer we run programs for over a thousand young people on the National Citizenship Service, as such we are experienced in dealing with a range of group sizes new to outdoor adventure! We love what we do and would love to work with you to create and amazing experience for your group.
WHY OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES ARE SO IMPORTANT...
It could be said that it is now more challenge to be a teenager than at any point in history. Whilst information technology has connected us and made the world a smaller place it also exposes. Instant information and sensory stimulation serves to increase pressure - what do young people think they should be? The way we communicate is changing. Traditional education which values 'academics' of Maths, Sciences and languages is evolving to meet the need of a new market place. A crowded curriculum and pressured staff has seen a reduction in the amount of adventurous activity provided.
Learning outside the classroom creates more than knowledge, Social skills and team building. It importantly gives context, builds resilience and provides relevance. Adventurous activity promotes freedom and personal responsibility and all whilst having fun! Our aim is to give young people formative experiences that have impacts, the result is your groups have additional skills and desire to succeed.