Testimonials and case studies

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Testimonials and case studies

The camp was a once in a lifetime opportunity because I don't ever get to do things like this. We learn to appreciate what we have at home, bonding with people we don't know so well and how to survive in the middle of nowhere.

FleurDeLis
Pupil, Year 6
Hanover Primary School

I really enjoyed coming to Great Tower and I especially enjoyed cooking on the open fire. The other activities were good too, for example the den building. The team challenges are good for children to work together.

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Pupil, Year 7
Leven Valley School

The children were so excited and grateful for the adventure. The standard of tuition and tents were great. The care we were shown, the surroundings in the restaurant and quality of food we were given were unsurpassed in my 30 years’ experience of teaching and taking children on trips!

FleurDeLis
Primary Teacher
The Daiglen School

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We loved the tented village - we were only staying the one night, and it was blissful not to have to put tents up, or take them down the next morning, especially considering the weather we had. It's such a reasonable price too - we were very pleased with our experience and will definitely come again.

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Teacher 2
Youlbury School

‘The pupils loved the whole experience (for many, first time away from home; for some, I'm guessing their first experience of the true countryside and outdoor life). They relayed all the wonderful and adventurous activities they'd experienced: everything from the accommodation, to the surroundings, to the food and especially the staff, were loved and immediately memories to savour forever. Thanks again for a lovely few days' visit and helping a group of 'townee' 10 and 11 year-olds experience another (completely different) view of life.'

Jonny Clarke, St Pauls Primary, Elswick (Hawkhirst)

‘Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We loved the tented village - we were only staying the one night, and it was blissful not to have to put tents up, or take them down the next morning, especially considering the weather we had. It's such a reasonable price too - we were very pleased with our experience and will definitely come again.’

(Youlbury)

'Can I just say what a place you have there. It was the first Cub Camp I have organised; I only became Akela this time last year. Your staff are amazing and the Cubs are still singing Jo's praises - apparently the curry was great; many who had never had one before were brave enough to try it. We will be making camp doughnuts at the end of this term (I can't wait for that one) and we are holding a special campfire night to play camouflage. When we told the kids we have re-booked for 2017 they were all trying to work out if they would still be in the Cubs and if they would get to come back! The Cubs haven't stopped talking about your centre and this has led to two local schools considering a residential with you.

So please can you pass our thanks to your team, we are definitely looking forward to a return trip - see you in 2017.'

Helen Ellis, Cubs (Hawkhirst)

‘From start to finish, even before we arrived the whole experience is one we all thoroughly enjoyed. The booking process was simple and with the helpful staff we were able to find the right package for our Unit. The packages on offer were varied and catered for all levels of experience; our chosen package included canoeing, climbing and caving and despite the autumn weather we all enjoyed it. The staff on arrival were helpful and friendly (even though we were late). They guided us through our stay and made the whole week the best we had all had. As a Unit, we want to come back again and would definitely recommend the campsite to others. We would also advise that anyone thinking of going should talk to the site staff about the packages available; there is a package for everyone! Best of all, you just have to turn up and enjoy it!’

1st Littlebourne Explorer Unit (Great Tower) 

‘ I really want to thank you all so much for giving up your time for us! You guys have encouraged us to conquer our fears. I realised that Gilwell Park is our hero!’

Pupil, Arnhem Wharf Primary School (Gilwell Park)