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Personal development at great prices
Acorn Camping Villages have been welcoming a wide range of youth groups such as sports clubs, youth clubs and various charities to help engage and motivate hard to reach young people for the past 35 years. Because we can provide groups of 35 more with exclusive use of a camping village you can tailor the experience to suit your group’s specific needs and desired learning/personal development outcomes. You’ll also have a private dining area and the whole ‘village’ experience enhances community spirit and helps cement friendships.
Our wide range of destinations and itineraries ensure there is something for everyone (and all budgets) but you can always be assured of a fun, adventurous experience! We’re proud to offer more technical than your average residential centre, providing experiences many won’t have tried before such as sailing and white water rafting. These activities can be tailored to suit the group’s aims and objectives, which for some may be about achieving maximum performance and team development while for others may be about coping with challenges, respect for others and valuing opinions. Whatever your requirements, our instructors will have experience of delivering them.
You certainly don’t need to be an experienced adventurer, we’re used to working with everyone from 5-year-olds to thrill seeking Cadets and even families, so whether you’re an experienced camper or it’s your first time under canvas, you won’t feel at all out of place.
We want to make the whole experience as easy as possible for you as Party Leader, so we organise your travel arrangements, your camp will all be set up ready for your arrival and you’re given a direct number and email of a dedicated contact in the office who will arrange everything for you. During your trip, you’ll have your own Village Manager to take care of your needs who will also organise all evening activities should you need them to.
You’re always under pressure to keep costs you pass on to parents/carers down, which is why we work hard to keep prices affordable with no hidden extras. We try to suit all budgets starting with a weekend in the Brecon Beacons for £54pp plus Vat, all food, drink and activities.
Every March we release some funding for youth groups and ask groups to complete an application process. For more information about funding, please email
Paddle your way through the spectacular Ardèche Gorge on a two day canoe trip along 30km of the Ardèche River - it’s one of the most enjoyable canoe journeys in Europe and regularly raved about by our groups. We’re conveniently located in an enviable position, with crags, caves and rivers all within walking distance and the pretty town of Ruoms, a 5 minute drive away. This, combined with our onsite swimming pool and a River Team renowned for their maturity and professionalism means you won’t find a better experience in the Ardèche. Or a better package!View Centre
Sail away on the Mediterranean sea, paddle your canoe in crystal clear waters, explore the ocean with your snorkle and soak up the sunshine in this water sport paradise on the Costa Brava, Spain.
Our Mediterranean Adventure is ideally located in a private zone of a large complex offering groups a fantastic activity programme with lots of beach time, cabin accommodation and excellent facilities including a swimming pool. Also included is a day at Waterworld and a visit to Barcelona.
Be at one with nature at our brand new Woodland Adventure Safari Camp, set in the Wyre Forest, so close to the West Midlands Safari Park you can hear the lions roar! Exclusive to primary and prep schools, you’ll enjoy your own private tipi village in the woods (and be the only school on camp!) and experience a varied 2- 5 day activity programme from climbing to bushcraft. A proper woodland adventure! You’ll also visit the West Midlands Safari Park to see the animals, enjoy the rides and do some educational activities, specifically for schools.View Centre
Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you paddle on the lake, enjoy breathtaking views from the high ropes course, explore the National Park hills by foot, toast marshmallows on the campfire on the shores of Llangorse lake and kata kanu over to our wild camp to learn bushcraft skills. These are just six of the 17 activities awaiting you at this market leading, exceptional value activity residential programme for schools and groups. Courses also available here include Tough Bushcraft and GCSE PE/BTECView Centre
Experience the best of both the Ardèche and our Alpine Adventure programmes on this high adrenaline, action packed two centre adventure! From the two day Ardèche river descent to rock climbing in the Alps, this is one of the best adventures your school group will ever experience.View Centre
Paddle your raft down the white waters of the Dora Baltea, climb a crag surrounded by views of the Alps, scramble the local gorges and explore our high ropes course in the trees. Our Alpine Adventure in the picturesque Aosta Valley, Italy, offers close proximity to lakes, white water rivers, mountains and crags; making an ideal setting for a fantastic adventure residential. Our private centre is set in the Gran Paradiso National Park next to the Dora Baltea River and is surrounded by alpine trees and mountain views.View Centre
Head to our brand new Adventure destination on the edge of the Dordogne in South West France, where you will learn to sail picos, sit-on kayaks and get to grips with paddle boarding, as well as an array of other exciting activities including a high ropes course in the trees and gorge scrambling. This self-contained Adventure centre, run by our Club Correze partners, offers an exciting and varied French residential course, and includes a private dormitory accommodation block and excellent sports facilities for free time.View Centre
Hop over the channel to our small, friendly and perfectly formed lakeside adventure camp, conveniently located just two hours from the UK. Set in the pretty French town of Ardres, this popular residential combines an onsite water sports programme, with an array of land based activities. From paddle boarding to canoeing, high ropes to target sports, there’s a real variety and all activities take place on site. If you wish to explore the Opal Coast, groups love Boulogne sur Mer, and its aquarium, 30 mins away.View Centre
Experience it all at our seaside adventure camp in Northern France. Steeped in history, with rugged splendour; Normandy is a popular destination with schools and groups seeking a French residential that combines adventure with culture and history. Climb up a quarry wall- our best climbing venue in France, refine your paddling skills on our sit on top kayaks, test your nerves on the Leap of Faith, enjoy beach games on the local sandy beach and soak up the culture at Mont St Michel or the Bayeux Tapestry.View Centre
Situated between popular resorts of Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava, Cala Canyelles is a privately owned Spanish sports complex. It is conveniently located just 300 metres from the beach. This completely self contained centre is well suited to groups wanting to combine the delights of a beach holiday with a terrific range of watersports and dry land activities taught by locally trained instructors.View Centre