Ultimate Survival 2017 - Go Wild!

  • NEW! Book by the day or week for Ultimate flexibility 
  • For boys and girls age 7-14 years (except Hill End and Surbiton Hinchley Wood, which are for 8-14 years)
  • Superb locations
  • Camp Out option every Thursday during summer (can only be booked in conjunction with Friday!)
  • 8.30 am - 17.15 pm (Extended Day available)


Our Ultimate Survival outdoor programmes are fun and adventurous outdoor summer holiday childcare camps which will see children aged 7 to 14 years fully-immersed in the natural environment, trying new outdoor activities and making new friends! Each week we theme the experience for variety and you can book by the day or week for Ultimate flexibility with activities changing from day to day.

For 2017, we have 1 new and 2 updated exciting themes (see below), each covering exciting outdoor activities and with the added theatre of the different survival scenarios plus weekly exotic animal encounters from our friends at Zoo Lab! For the ultimate experience, we offer a summer Camp Out on Thursday night* which costs £35 and includes Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch, plus snacks and drinks along the way - starlit sky and fireside stories are free! *Please note that the Camp Out must be booked in conjunction with Friday.

Get ready for a wild adventure where children will become ‘ranger cadets’, working in teams to build shelters, make fires, track ‘poachers’ and enjoy wilderness cooking! Children will enjoy a wide range of bushcraft activities, challenges and team-building games, plus new for 2017 there’s exotic animal encounters, catapults and target games! Click for details.

Young survivors are grouped into ‘tribes’ and take part in engaging Survival Games and fun team-based games. From base building, obstacle challenges and how to use a knife safely, to fire starting, wild cooking and team games, children will enjoy a brilliant mix of bushcraft activities and team challenges! Click for details.

New for 2017, children will experience working together and putting teamwork into practice in an island escape scenario. Children will experience how to survive on a deserted island by constructing shelters, cooking & eating wilderness food and working out how to escape the island! Children can try archery, animal skinning and a wildlife encounter! Click for details.


We run Ultimate Survival in the summer holidays at some of the best UK schools, providing lovely woodland areas and a secure site in which to run our exciting outdoor childcare programmes. Some locations even have lakes on which we run canoe for added excitement and fun!

2017 Prices

We offer great value for money and with limited availability, the earlier you book the better. Please visit our prices page for the latest offers.


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Practical Details

  • Is lunch provided?

    Children need to bring a packed lunch and drink bottle each day. For children attending the sleepover on Thursday night, they will be provided with dinner, breakfast and a packed lunch (plus drinks) for Friday.

  • What if it rains?

    Our courses run rain or shine. Our camps include a large yurt, so that activities can take place under canvas, although good waterproofs mean that activities can take place outside.

  • Does my child have to attend the sleepover?

    No, it is totally up to you and your child, but we recommend it as it’s a great fun! Please note sleepover is only available on the summer 5 day courses.

  • What are the arrangements for the Camp Out?

    All of the children will have an opportunity to Camp Out overnight on summer 5 day Ultimate Survival courses. Our Camp includes a large communal tipi, outdoor kitchen, bell tents (for wet weather sleeping) and porter style boys and girls loos. The camp is also lit at night. Children will sleep in the shelters they have made during the week, unless the weather is poor in which case we provide separate boys and girls bell tents which sleep 10 children each. We will provide a full dinner, snacks, hot chocolate and marshmallows, as well as a hearty breakfast and packed lunch for the next day. There will be at least 1 member of staff per 12 children.

  • What about night time and morning arrangements?

    Toilets are available through the night, and the school changing rooms are available for washing. A hearty breakfast will be provided too.

  • What to bring?

    Please ensure your child is dressed in scruffy outdoor clothes, with good outdoor shoes, and comes with a waterproof jacket (and trousers if possible) in their bag. Weather dependent, they could also wear either a sun hat or woolly hat, and bring sun cream. For the sleepover, children need to bring a plate, bowl, plastic mug, knife/fork/spoon, sleeping bag, roll mat, torch, warm sleeping clothes, a change of clothes for the next day and a wash bag.