From just £20 per pupil per day* (ex VAT) 

Children will develop new skills, teamwork, connect with nature, build confidence and develop creativity. Simply choose your three or four activities for your group during the day and we can create the itinerary. To find out more contact our friendly team today. We’ll ensure you have all the information you need to have a fantastic day experience with YHA.

Day Stays usually run from 10.00am – 2.30pm, but times can be adjusted to suit your group and travel plans.

*price includes lunch. Minimum group charge of 25 pupils

Activities on offer at YHA Okehampton

Develop skills in map reading on our purpose-built orienteering courses, in small groups participants will be provided with a map and score card, taught the basics skills needed to be successful, and then set off using  the ‘star’ orienteering method.

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Lunch: Included

Group size: Maximum of 30

Activity outcomes:

  • Developing new skills
  • Developing teamworking
  • Curriculum links
  • Building confidence

On purpose-built archery ranges, participants will be taught the correct archery technique and have the opportunity to practise and develop their skill (usually 3 goes minimum).

Duration: 90 minutes

Lunch: Included

Group size: Maximum of 12

Activity outcomes:

  • Developing new skills
  • Building confidence

In small groups participants attempt to build a shelter to protect their group from the elements, shelters are built using tarpaulins.

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Lunch: Included

Group size: Maximum of 30

Activity outcomes:

  • Developing teamwork
  • Connecting with nature

In small groups participants will be taught the basic science behind fire lighting, including the fire triangle. Participants will also be introduced to a range of traditional methods of lighting fires and how to build a successful fire. Once fully briefed and demonstrated, groups will be provided with a fire steel and some tinder, can they get the fire going and work as a team to forage for enough material to keep it going?

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Lunch: Included

Group size: Maximum of 25

Activity outcomes:

  • Developing new skills
  • Developing teamwork
  • Building confidence
  • Connecting with nature
  • Curriculum links

Includes a range of challenges that are completed either as small or full groups. Each activity is designed to focus on a small set of teamworking skills, which can be developed and reflected on.

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Lunch: Included

Group size: Maximum of 30

Activity outcomes:

  • Developing teamworking
  • Connecting with each other
  • Building confidence

Kit

All equipment and resources will be provided by the hostel for each of the activities. However, we recommend that the students come prepared, here’s what we think they’ll need.

  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers (optional)
  • Sturdy trainers/walking shoes
  • Comfortable outdoor clothing that they won’t mind getting wet/muddy (ideally not Jeans)
  • Gloves/scarf
  • Water bottle
  • Day bag/rucksack

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