Schools & Groups

Our all-inclusive site in Cowes is the perfect place to host residential visits for schools and youth groups. We deliver outdoor and water-based programmes designed to increase life skills.

Rise in self-belief
Improvement in decision making
Increase in communication

Adventures to last a lifetime

We are proud to offer young people of all abilities activities where they can learn skills for life in an aspirational and safe environment. Our customised programmes are designed to build confidence and encourage teamwork using watersports and the great outdoors as a catalyst for positive outcomes. Visits can also be tailored to include RYA and BC qualifications

Our water-based outdoor programmes give students the chance to try a combination of different disciplines that call upon a variety of personal and team skills during their stay.  They are encouraged to aspire and achieve – and have great fun realising what they can do both individually and together.

children wearing life jacket splashing in water

A safe learning environment

The safety, well-being and enjoyment of those visiting UKSA are our number one priority. We are a home-from-home for children and young people and pride ourselves on our exemplary safety protocols that sit within a robust and fully compliant framework.

We train our instructors and staff to an exceptionally high level, with on-going development and training a standard practice at UKSA. We facilitate regular visits from the official bodies and authorities that regulate us, and we are accredited by Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC), the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the British Canoeing (BC).

Children enjoying dingy ride in water

Bespoke visits and activities

We will work with you from day one to find a balance of activities and experiences to deliver the outcomes you require. Whether you would like to opt for one of our popular multi-activity programmes based around various watersports or would like us to design a programme to allow students to work towards an RYA qualification, we can create the right bespoke syllabus for your group.

We have been delivering successful programmes for over 35 years and our expert team can guide you through the whole process, from the initial enquiry to saying a fond farewell at the end of your trip.



I would recommend the UKSA experience to any other educational establishment without reservation. The week we visit UKSA is unadulterated fun for all involved. The staff and pupils have such a unique experience which boosts friendships, challenges self -belief and overall builds character.

Blackheath Preparatory School – Residential school Trip

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