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Moving Out Summer Camp For Young People

Course Overview

Designed specifically for young people who climb regularly on an indoor wall and are not sure how to develop their skills to help them climb confidently outside. The course is structured to help you become self sufficient as quickly as possible, covering anchor selection, abseiling and self protection along with a host of other skills unique to outdoor climbing.
After this week you should leave ready to take to the outdoor crag with confidence and enthusiasm.

Experience Required

some indoor climbing

With MEALS & Accommodation: £530

NO MEALS OR Accommodation: £380



Scheduled Dates

blackBlack = Open for booking

blackGreen = Guaranteed to run (additional places are limited please email to enquire)

blackRed = Course fully booked

 

24 - 28 Jul 2017

31 Jul - 04 Aug 2017




Detailed Course Notes

You should be 12-17 years old to attend this course.

This five day holiday is for young people aged 12-17 years old who have climbed at an indoor climbing wall, and want to apply their skills outside on rock. There are many factors that make climbing outside more complicated, and ultimately more rewarding. After this week you should leave ready to take to the outdoor crag with confidence and enthusiasm.


We run this course especially for young people, and safety is paramount. We aim to leave the young climber with realistic aims and aspirations after the course.


Is it for me?


You should have climbed indoors, and have a basic understanding of how a top rope system and belay work.


What we cover


We will start the week with some outdoor bouldering and single pitch climbs (less than one rope length high). As your skills develop, we will be able to move onto some of the larger, multi pitch crags. We will try to visit as many different types of crag as possible, from the Anglesey sea cliffs to long routes high in the mountains, to the best quality sport climbs on the local limestone.
In a bit more detail, this is what we hope to look at:

  • Lots of practical climbing

  • Climbing equipment

  • Knots and rope techniques

  • Belaying from the bottom and top of the crag

  • Abseiling

  • Learning to be safe in the outdoors

  • Guide books and where to get information

  • Where do I go from here? After the course

We may also try a number of climbing related activities, like sea level traversing, gorge walking or scrambling. All these still improve your climbing and help you to use ropes better, but also show you what other things are possible using rock and rope.


All our staff are qualified and experienced coaches with infectious enthusiasm for the activities. They are experienced in teaching at all levels and most importantly, they have lots of experience helping people choose the level of adventure right for them. Small groups allow us to give you individual attention.


Don't forget to return your Consent Form signed by your parent or guardian, available to download here.



If you are staying with us:


Arrival


Please aim to arrive between 5.30pm-8.00pm and get your parent or guardian to sign you in.


Our bar is open throughout the afternoon and will be serving bar meals from 5.00pm if you would like to enjoy a meal with your parent or guardian before the start of your week.

 

At 8.00pm Helen Barnard our Duty Instructor will welcome you, provide a familiarisation tour and fire safety information.  You will then receive your room key, meet your roommate and settle in.
If you are travelling by train then we will collect you from the station at 6.30pm or 9.30pm. Please arrange collection in advance by completing the relevant section on the parent/guardian form.  Try to get a train as close to these pick up times as possible so you don't have to spend time waiting around at the railway station. If you are being picked up from the station at 9.30pm we will arrange a separate welcome briefing on arrival at the centre.


Departure


On the final day of your course please arrange to be collected between 5.00pm and 6.00pm. Before you leave the centre, please make sure your parent or guardian has signed to say they are collecting you.


If you are travelling by train we will drop you off at the station after your course; an instructor will accompany you to your train. Please do not book a train that is leaving Llandudno Junction before 6.30pm as we cannot guarantee to be there in time for earlier trains.


Daily Routine


Breakfast is from 8.00am; packed lunches can be collected during this time. Please make sure that you are up and dressed ready for breakfast.


On the first day everyone will meet at 9.00am for a briefing with the Duty Instructor and to be introduced to your course director and instructors.


You will then be on activity for the rest of the day.


Dinner will be at 5:30pm and the evening activity sessions will commence at 6:30 to 8:30pm.  Once you have finished your evening activity session there will be time to get changed ready for some hot chocolate, toast, fruit and cereal at 9.00pm. 


The evening activity sessions will range from a choice of bouldering, paddling (canoe or kayak), climbing wall, stand up paddle boarding, tubing and table tennis. 


It is important that you have plenty of rest/sleep during your stay ready to make the most of the activities.  Therefore we want you into your bedrooms and lights out by 10:30pm.


Any problems day or night there is always someone at reception happy to help.



If you are coming in each day:


You will need to arrive at 8.45am so you have time to be signed in by your parent or guardian and then be ready to meet your instructor at 9.00am on the first morning and 9.15am for the rest of the week. You'll be back from activities by 5pm each day and can be collected by your parent or guardian then (please ensure they sign you out).


There will be more activities from 6.30pm-8.30pm which you are welcome to stay for, if you do please arrange for a parent or guardian to collect you at 8:30pm (again please ensure you are signed out). If you choose to stay for the evening activities you can either bring a packed tea or you can book and pay to have dinner in advance with reception.


Make sure you don't forget to bring lunch, snacks and plenty to drink each day and if you are staying later a packed tea (or booked and paid for dinner).


Before you leave the centre each evening please make sure your parent or guardian has signed to say they are collecting you.


If there are any problems, there is always someone at reception happy to help.



What's Included In The Price?

Whether you choose to stay with us or you have alternative accommodation nearby, the following items are included in the total cost.

    Free tea, coffee or selected hot drinks for the duration of your visit
    Instruction/coaching
    Equipment hire
    Free (low-speed) wifi access in the bar & dining room
    In course transport
    Railway station pick up & drop off (please call to arrange)
    Parking with CCTV surveillance
    Free use of climbing wall, gym, MTB skills course & rolling pool


    If you choose to stay with us, these items are also included in the total cost:

    Accommodation the night before your course
    Accommodation during your course
    Breakfast & evening meal
    Bar Lunch/packed lunch


Accommodation For This Course

Plas y Brenin Main House

Your course is based at Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales, LL24 0ET.

If you have chosen to add accommodation onto this course or holiday it is will be in the main house in a comfy en-suite room which you will share with other young people of a similar age and on the same or a similar course. All bed linen and towels are provided, however if you are on a kayaking or mountain adventure course you will need to bring an extra towel with you.

During the week there is always a member of staff around during the day and overnight incase you have any problems.

This includes accommodation the night before your first day. Your room will be allocated after the welcome meeting on your arrival evening. On your last day you will need to vacate your room by 10.00am. Your bags will be stored securely until you depart and there will be showers available at the end of the day if you need them.

Also included if you have chosen to add accommodation are all your meals - breakfast, packed lunch, three course evening meal and evening snack at 9pm. Please bear in mind an evening meal is not provided on the night before your course or on the last day of your course but our bar will be serving meals from 5.00pm until 8.45pm.

If being dropped off at the centre by a parent or guardian on the evening of your arrival please aim to arrive between 5.30pm-8.00pm.

If you are travelling by train then we will collect you from the station at 6.30pm or 9.30pm. Please arrange collection in advance by completing the relevant section on the parent/guardian form. Try to get a train as close to these pick up times as possible so you don't have to spend time waiting around at the railway station.

On the last day of your summer camp please arrange to be collected at 5pm. If you are travelling by train we will drop you off at the station after your course; an instructor will accompany you to your train. Please do not book a train that is leaving Llandudno Junction before 6.30pm as we cannot guarantee to be there in time for earlier trains.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

By Road: Capel Curig is on the A5 (London to Holyhead Road) and the Centre is about 400 metres from the village along the A4086. From the North take the M56, A55, A5 or A470. Traffic congestion is sometimes heavy on the roads in holiday periods

By Train: You need to get to Llandudno Junction Railway Station. Many trains depart from London, with connections from other parts of the country at Crewe and Chester.

RAIL ENQUIRY NUMBER: 08457 484950

If you are coming in each day:

You will need to arrive at 8.45am so you have time to be signed in by your parent or guardian and then be ready to meet your instructor at 9.00am on the first morning and 9.15am for the rest of the week. You'll be back from activities by 5.00pm each day and can be collected by your parent or guardian then (please ensure they sign you out).

There will be more activities from 6.30pm-8.30pm which you are welcome to stay for, if you do please arrange for a parent or guardian to collect you at 8:30pm (again please ensure you are signed out). If you choose to stay for the evening activities you can either bring a packed tea or you can book and pay to have dinner in advance with reception.

Make sure you don't forget to bring lunch, snacks and plenty to drink each day.

Before you leave the centre each evening please make sure your parent or guardian has signed to say they are collecting you.

If there are any problems, there is always someone at reception happy to help.

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What Equipment Do You Need To Bring?

Essential Items


  • Warm outdoor clothing comfortable for climbing in such as

    • Tracksuit or walking trousers (not jeans or heavy cotton)

    • Tops - long and short-sleeved (ideally not cotton, poor insulation properties, thermal tops are ideal)

    • Fleeces/warm tops (not cotton)

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Outdoor footwear (shoes you don't mind getting muddy)

  • Warm hat, gloves/mitts, sun hat/cap

  • Trainers and a set of clothes for evening activities that can get wet

  • Swimwear - you may get an opportunity to do a water based activity in the evening

  • Large towel

  • Drinks bottle - 1 litre

  • Lunch box/bag

  • High factor suncream (min factor 30)

  • Midge Repellant

  • Rucksack liner (3-4 bin bags is fine)

  • Sandals/flip flops or spare shoes for wearing around centre

Suggested Items


  • Flask

  • Torch (head-torch is best, don't forget batteries!)

  • Small amount of cash

  • Notebook and pen

  • Camera

  • Book, games etc. for the evenings when you're not on activities

If you already have these items please bring them however, all of these are available to borrow from our stores free of charge.


  • Harness

  • Rock shoes

  • Rucksack

  • Chalk bag

We have an excellent drying room, where clothes should dry overnight if wrung out and hung carefully, but do bring a few changes. Our shop stocks various items such as chocolates, sweets, books, rucksack liners and batteries.


If you are using this course for your Gold Residential for the Duke of Edinburgh's award, don't forget to bring your e-dofe number with you.





Customer Reviews For This Course

Just amazing!!

Josie Moss

I think I just had the best week ever!
You are with a group of people that are a similar age to you. Conversation is easy and you find you have a lot of things in common.
The views you got from the climbs honestly took my breathe away every time. It was a lovely experience. The different crags were just the best. the last three days we went multi-pitching which was just the best feeling ever. We climbed to about 280m one day and it was just the best.
The instructor are lovely, you are never bored there is always something for you to do. The evening activity's were always fun. You got so tired during the day that you were ready to go to bed.
It was the best time ever. You interact with other people on the different courses and everyone is so friendly.
Well worth the money. It was just FAB!!!




Not found what you were looking for?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run any of our courses on a date that suits you and your friends. Or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too. Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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