to explore one’s true potential
Participants will acquire lifelong skills working in teams, learning about the environment, practicing orienteering and experiencing an amazing overnight expedition. They will put themselves to the test rock climbing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking through the woods, and much more.
Ultimately they will improve their communication skills and confidence by learning through experiential education, pushing their personal boundaries and exploring their true potential.
The opportunities for personal growth are embedded in everything that we do at Outdoor Exploration.
Language and Learning
The camp is run entirely in English and our whole staff is made up of qualified mother tongue instructors and teachers. All of our outdoor sports, activities, training exercises and traditional classroom lessons are delivered in English. Participants get to work on core language development while learning valuable outdoor educational skills.
Sports and activities
Every day campers will face a new outdoor activity, representing for most a totally new challenge. A briefing session precedes every sport and once properly instructed and fully aware of the safety measures needed to practice the activity safely, our campers get into action and put themselves to the test climbing a vertical rock wall, whitewater rafting, mountain biking through the woods, practicing orienteering to navigate unknown territory, experiencing an amazing overnight trekking expedition, and much more.
In their down time, campers can make use of the pool, play beach volleyball, beach soccer, or simply lounge on the veranda chatting with their new friends.
All campers take part in a 12 hour weeklong academic program specifically designed to improve their language skills. Students are tested upon arrival to evaluate their level of English and placed accordingly into classes of 4 to 6 with qualified mother tongue teachers. They follow a Cambridge ESOL based curriculum which focuses on enhancing speaking, listening, reading and writing.
The English academic program is engaging, communicative and complementary to the camp as a whole and serves to build confidence as well as provide parents with feedback on their child’s understanding and practical usage of English through an end-of-the-week report.
Location and Facilities
We take these lovely locations exclusively for our staff and students, ensuring all the local honey, jam, eggs and scenery is ours alone to enjoy!
All bedrooms are charming and rustic, the right décor of country living with all the essential modern amenities. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, a daily cleaning service and night lights. For safety reasons there are no keys left in the doors and counselors, who sleep in adjacent rooms, are never more than a few steps away.
Our base camp for Outdoor Exploration sits hidden up in the Umbrian hills surrounded by over 600 hectares of forested natural reserve. The main farmhouse, a former hunting lodge from the 1800’s, is newly renovated and has 17 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a large dining area and a living room with a billiards table. Adjacent to the main building is a separate space for classrooms and evening entertainment. Also on the grounds is a swimming pool, a beach volleyball and beach soccer field, and plenty of grassy spots for activities and free time lounging.
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