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The stress-free school camp
Join us for an incredible school trip sleeping under canvas in Dorset. Our private campsite overlooks Corfe Castle. It's the perfect base for a school trip full of authentic adventure; coasteering, kayaking, paddle boarding, bushcraft and more. Artificial climbing walls are just not our thing - come and enjoy some REAL adventures with Land & Wave.
Camping with kids - really?
Yes! This is totally stress free for teachers. Your school's own 'bell tent village' will be pitched ready for your arrival. Our spacious tents are big enough for the burliest of teachers to stand up in. The site includes a huge dining marquee, hot showers and even pigs and chickens. Teachers are well looked-after with camp beds, mirrors and even a canvas 'staff room' where you can grab a well-deserved cuppa.
Arrive at midday and bring a packed lunch. After a quick tour of camp, we launch straight into activities
After a hearty breakfast, let's hit the beach! A full day of watersports and beach games
Students must construct a raft good enough to sail at sea or face a soggy bottom! Teamwork, leadership and communication is key.
Time to work on personal skills; balance, power and direction. We use lots of games to help students progress on the board.
Today we swap the salty sea air for a secret woodland wonderland. Survival skills and bushcraft
Learn to build the perfect campfire; create flame with a flint and steel, bake bread on the campfire and the obligatory toasting of marshmallows.
Time for your Robin Hood moment; draw your bow and shoot your arrow in this amazing woodland setting. Next up - can you build a water-tight shelter?
Now time for the kids to see their teachers step outside of their comfort zone
Students love exploring this friendly seaside town. Armed with maps and checkpoints, it's a great navigation exercise.
Now ramp up the adrenalin with an afternoon scrambling, swimming, jumping and playing in the sea. Coasteering is brilliant.
Time for one final adventure. You'll be heading home with amazing tales, weary bodies and incredible achievement
Beautiful bell tents
We pitch your school a lovely bell tent village at our campsite. Each 5-metre tent accommodates 5 or 6 students and we include roll mats to sleep on. Teacher tents are 4 metres wide and sleep two adults, with oodles of space. Teacher tents include camp beds, rugs, a mirror and a jar of fairylights. Your camp includes an 8-metre 'staff room' tent, which includes a fridge, kettle and deckchairs for your staff team. You also have your own drinking water tap, plus electric point to charge your phones. The campsite also includes a large dining marquee to seat 80, hot showers, plenty of toilets and a toothbrushing station.
Private and secure
Our lovely private campsite is on a working farm and has spectacular views of Corfe Castle. This gated site is for Land & Wave guests only. It means your children can roam and play as they wish and teachers can be secure in the knowledge they are safe and having a wonderful time. A night manager sleeps onsite every day of the week.
How to find us
Purbeck Valley Farm
From Wareham, drive through the village of Corfe Castle. The campsite is 5 minutes up the road on the left
Travel & Parking
We have designated parking minibuses and cars just 3 minutes' walk away from the campsite. For student safety and all-round enjoyment, the camping field is a vehicle-free zone. The nearest train station is Wareham, which is 20 minutes away from the campsite. Let us know if you need help organising shuttles.