Residential activity visits

Let their aspirations soar

Our bespoke programmes are designed to build confidence and encourage teamwork using watersports and the great outdoors as a catalyst for positive outcomes.

About the programme

Dive into our multi-activity programmes

The benefits of participation in sailing and watersports are multiple and proven, helping to build confidence, teamwork and resilience. We’ve been delivering inspirational programmes to young people for over 30 years and we are passionate about using outdoor learning as a catalyst for positive change.

Our water based outdoor learning programmes give young people the chance to try various disciplines that call on a multitude of personal and inter-personal skills. Activities can include dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and raft building. Outdoor learning activities in the day are complemented by evening activities, such as indoor football, swimming, archery, crabbing and games in the park.

Sample programme

Daytime activities include:
  • Water confidence sessions
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Orienteering
  • Keelboating
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Team building games
  • Paddleboarding
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Raft building and racing
Evening activities include:
  • Indoor pool games
  • Sea survival in our indoor pool
  • Crabbing
  • Archery
  • Games by the sea or in the park
  • Cinema
  • Disco
  • Climbing wall
  • Indoor football/netball
Sample 5 day programme – multi-activity

Day Activities

Group Split Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM
A

Arrive – Welcome, Tour of Site

Raft Build & Race Dinghy Sailing Stand-up Paddleboarding Keelboating Windsurfing Kayak Dinghy Sailing Orienteering Depart
B Raft Build & Race Stand-up Paddleboarding Dinghy Sailing Windsurfing Keelboating Kayak Dinghy Sailing Orienteering
C Raft Build & Race Dinghy Sailing Stand-up Paddleboarding Windsurfing Keelboating Dinghy Sailing Kayak Orienteering

Evening Activities

A-C

Team Games By The Sea Crabbing/Water Polo –
Indoor Pool
Human Board Games In House Cinema
Sample 5 day programme – with a focus on Sailing

Day Activities

Group Split Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM
A

Arrive – Welcome, Tour of Site

Raft Build & Race Stand-up Paddleboarding Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1 Keelboating Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1 Kayak Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1 Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1 Depart
B Raft Build & Race Stand-up Paddleboarding Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1 Keelboating Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1 Kayak Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1 Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1
C Raft Build & Race Stand-up Paddleboarding Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1 Keelboating Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1 Kayak Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1 Dinghy Sailing to RYA Level 1

Evening Activities

A-C

Visit RNLI in Cowes Introduction to Sea
Survival
Introduction to First
Aid
Team Games by the Sea

*Group split is the number of young people + teacher/leader

What’s included?

We do the hard work, so you don’t have to! Our team are ready to work with you to make sure your trip is as hassle-free as possible.

UKSA provides:

  • Return ferry travel to and from the Isle of Wight
  • All kit required for activities, e.g. wetsuits, buoyancy aids and safety helmets
  • Daily action-packed bespoke watersports and team-building activities
  • Fully supervised evening entertainment
  • Access to 50 Degrees North, our dedicated chill-out area for children
  • Home cooked healthy food including a hearty breakfast, packed lunches and a wholesome evening meal
  • CCTV perimeter fences and secure front gates
  • Sole-occupancy dormitory-style rooms with coded door access to each block
  • Separate leader rooms in the same block as students
  • One free leader place per 10 participants
  • Access to our newly refurbished full-sized sports hall

Accommodation

Relax after a busy day with us in our comfortable self-contained dormitory rooms. Rest assured your group will enjoy sole occupancy in single gender rooms, with separate leader rooms available within your allocated block.

Sample menu

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Full English breakfast Full English breakfast Full English breakfast Full English breakfast Full English breakfast
Pack lunch Pack lunch Pack lunch Pack lunch Pack lunch
Spaghetti bolognaise or Lentil bolognaise (v) Oven baked breaded chicken or Vegetable goujons (v) Island butchers sausages and mash or Vegetarian sausage (v) Meatballs or Macaroni cheese (v) Lasagne or Vegetable lasagne (v)
Salad Bar Salad Bar Salad Bar Salad Bar Salad Bar
Chocolate sponge Pear crumble Lemon crunch Apple tart Fresh fruit salad

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Children pulling facing and having fun to the camera

#SeaChangeStories

At least 10% of our students have special needs. Our autistic students became comfortable to be in wetsuits and in the cold water. Another student who was a selective mute became comfortable to speak his name to an instructor by the end of the week.

The Greville Primary School – Residential School Trip

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