Activity Details for: Kids Retreat 2016 - Explore | Enjoy | Embrace



Overview

The Kids Retreat seeks to provide children with an exhilarating journey predicated on a plethora of activities and a series of interactive lessons on the religion. Unleash your child's potential with our tailored retreat experience, a blend of experiential outdoor adventure & spiritual enlightenment.

Limited Spaces

The prices quoted include:
¸ 18 activity sessions, 70 minutes per session.
¸ Expert instruction from our enthusiastic and trained staff.
¸ Accommodation for the Nasheed Night.
¸ All bedding included for the accommodation.
¸ Full board with 3 Halal meals a day, ensuring a balanced meal. 
¸ Juice breaks throughout the day.
¸ 5 Daily prayers, litanies & reminders
¸ All staff members are DBS checked 

Special event: BBQ & Campfire Party Time
Campfire with toasted Halal marshmallows, Seerah Narratives and Nasheeds.

 

Description

Bush Craft

Used as either a full programme, or as individual progressive sessions, Bush-craft is a new and exciting activity that teaches young people the wide range of bush-craft skills necessary to survive in a wilderness scenario. Young people are encouraged to think about their perception of the natural world, as well as understand which elements can be utilised in conjunction with newly acquired skills; such as learning to construct a shelter, safely lighting a campfire using natural materials, and using campfire gadgets to cook a variety of meals outdoors. By working together in teams, Bush-craft also teaches important life skills such as resilience, communication, problem solving, creativity and overcoming personal challenges.

Canoe Splash

Students develop their water confidence and learn basic canoeing skills through a range of fun pool games and exercises, culminating in the canoe capsize. Taking place in the safety of our indoor heated swimming pools, with fully qualified Instructors and a Lifeguard. The whole class joins together supporting the canoeist, creating small, fun rapids and waves for the canoe to travel through whilst our in-water Instructor supports the student as they correctly perform a canoe roll and exit to the applause of their peers.

3G Swing

This is a serious adrenaline rush for young people! Safe in helmet and harness, the class works together as a team to heave ho the PARTICIPANTS skywards, challenge by choice – do they dare to go all the way to the top of our 3G Swing? The riders then reach back and release the ripcord, feeling the G force as they fall into an exhilarating massive swing back and forth. This gives students a great chance to conquer their fears and test their nerves, being winched as high as they dare!

Fencing

Coached by British Fencing Association qualified Instructors, pupils, dressed in full protective clothing, learn the basic principles of attack and defence, including the en-guard stance and the lunge. Once they’ve mastered the basics, they can go on to combine these tactics and compile their strategy, competing against their classmates. The sport requires students to display a combination of strength, control and balance – as well as tactical awareness.

High Equilibrium

One of our high ropes elements, this activity can be undertaken as an individual challenge, or as part of a team. Safe in a helmet and harness, participants must keep their balance while crossing this seesaw high above the ground. It's a test of nerves to cross the seesaw alone, or a challenge of honing communication skills as a small group.

Zipwire

A firm favourite with students of any age and ability. The thrill of achievement is powerful, increasing confidence & personal achievement through conquering fears of heights or speed. Children will experience the perception of taking risks, but in a controlled environment with helmets, harnesses and fully qualified Instructors. An exhilarating ride for the PARTICIPANT, this activity also fosters group spirit and bonding, as pupils cheer each other to overcome their nerves and go whizzing down the wire.

Quad Biking

A firm favourite with pupils of all AGES. Our fully trained Instructors keep students focussed on building basic skills like steering, braking and acceleration, before progressing to control the quad bike safely around one of our purpose-designed dirt tracks. The courses have been specially designed to ensure a fun, exhilarating experience in a safe environment. Full safety equipment like gloves, helmets and goggles are provided with fully trained coaches keeping a watchful eye. This activity gets even better in the rain as we find children love to zoom through the muddy puddles.

Leap of Faith

One of our most challenging High Ropes elements. Pupils muster all their confidence and courage to climb to the top of a 10 metre pole, before counting to three and putting their faith in themselves as they jump and reach to catch the mid-air suspended trapeze. A great activity for our challenge by choice ethos, young people to safely take risks and learn from them – pupils are gently encouraged and supported by our qualified Instructors to push their own boundaries as far as they wish, whether that is only a few steps up the pole, half way or all the way to the top and leap. Students are CONGRATULATED according to their individual achievements. Climbers are supported by helmet, harness and belay rope to ensure at any point they can safely be lowered to the ground.

Laser Zone

With disco lights flashing through the smoky darkness, children embark into our Laser Zone for this high tech, high-action activity. Kitted out in laser body armour covered in laser sensors, they must work together as a team using their phasors to ‘laser’ their opponents developing their stealth and strategy techniques.

Jacobs Ladder

One of our High Ropes elements where small teams of two to three climbers have to really pull together on this activity. Students must navigate their way up a giant high ropes ladder of horizontally suspended logs, where the challenge comes with the ever-increasing gaps between the rungs. Pupils will have to effectively communicate with each other, discuss their options, weigh them up and decide on the best course of action. Often teachers find that leadership skills tend to appear from the most unlikely students who gain confidence from being in a setting outside the classroom, gathering their team around to hoist each other all the way up to the top. This activity encourages problem solving at its very best.

Balance beam

Part of our High Ropes course, this is an exciting activity for individuals or teams. Safe in a helmet and harness, participants use skill, balance and coordination to cross our balance beam, towering high above the ground. Whilst promoting teamwork and encouraging support from fellow group members, this activity also improves self confidence through testing personal goals.

Star gazing

After a day of challenging and exhilarating activities, groups are taken outdoors for an evening of star gazing. Participants are introduced to concepts such as distance, light years and angles and are taught to identify major stars and constellations. This is a fun way to explore the wonders of the night sky, in a safe and secure environment.

Olympics

Participants challenge each other to a variety of individual and team games. It is a great way to burn off excess energy at the end of a day of adrenaline filled activities, however, this activity can be enjoyed at any time of day. Encouraging healthy competition and support from other members of the group, this is a fun, and sometimes hilarious activity.

Problem solving

Pupils work their way around purpose-built problem solving parks, which incorporate a range of problems and puzzles. This activity targets teamwork, leadership and communication skills. There is often more than one way to proceed, so teams need to use their initiative and quickly devise a decision making process. Cooperation - not confrontation - is the key to success.

High all abroad

One of our High Ropes elements, in this activity, four participants in helmets and harnesses work together to carefully climb to the top of a 10-metre pole. Using cooperation and communication, they assist each other onto the platform at the top. This activity is great for fostering support for each other and promoting a sense of joint achievement in groups.

Climbing

The climbing walls and towers are amongst the most challenging and satisfying of our adventure activities, in terms of individual achievement. Our purpose-built indoor and outdoor climbing walls provide the ideal opportunity to develop co-ordination, stamina and determination, whilst learning basic climbing skills and techniques. Once basic skills have been mastered, Instructors add in twists to challenge children further, like blindfolded climbs with verbal guidance from peers, or racing climbs against their friends. Everyone is provided with a safety harness and helmet with a pre-activity safety briefing by our qualified Instructors. Students are supported by a secure belay rope so once they have reached their personal boundary, children can be lowered to the ground whenever they want if required.

Abseiling

In this challenge by choice activity, participants climb the stairs to the top of our abseiling tower. One by one, participants are helped into a harness by our instructors and when they are ready they slowly step back over the edge and climb down the tower. Instructors carefully support and guide each child to navigate their way slowly down the wall to the rapturous applause of their classmates, bringing a great sense of achievement.

Crate stack

One of our exciting High Ropes elements, secure in a helmet and harness, students work together in teams to get their group as high as possible by adding crates to the stack without it collapsing. This activity is fully supervised by our Instructors and students have a belay rope to ensure that when the crate does tumble, they can be safely lowered to the ground to rejoin their teams.

Requirements & Pre-requisites

NONE

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