Friday, 9 February 2018

The SHACs Big Adventure 2018.



 

Now Taking Bookings For The SHACs Big Adventure 2018

Osmington Bay 

Monday 13th - Friday 17th August 2018

Click here to book your place today!

 

Take a look at last year:

 

 

Inspiring in so many ways

Multiple challenges, personal triumphs, learning experiences, achievements.
Plus many exhilarating ways to have fun, of course. That’s multi-activity Adventure with The SHAC. Your Adventurers will learn to work together. They will support and encourage each other to succeed; find the courage to jump, to climb, and to take a leap of faith into the unknown.

The activities are about improving motivation, raising aspirations. Strengthening friendships. Growing. Becoming more self-aware. They’ll take home memories of a trip that made a difference. The difference that will help young people become more engaged and motivated with the confidence they need to succeed.

 

Wet or Dry? Low or High?

We’ve got adventures on land and water; 

Challenges which draw on personal courage; 

Activities where you'll need a head for heights;  

Experiences to develop teamwork, cooperation and leadership.

 

All taught by instructors who love to inspire, challenge, build confidence, enable success and encourage development fully supported by team SHAC to make sure the needs of your adventurer are fully catered for.


There’ll be four different activity sessions each day to keep everyone engaged.

 

Watch the thrill seekers on the zip wire, see who reaches the top of Jacob’s ladder first, help on a raft-building challenge.

 

At the end of the outdoor, action-packed day, there’s still more to look forward to. We run an evening programme – it’s the SHAC's way to unwind and round off the day.

 

From Archery to Canoeing, Sailing, Dragon boating Raft Building to Climbing, abseiling, giant swing etc we've got it covered for the perfect adventure holiday for you little adventurer.

This is set to be a Wet and Wild Adventure located on the Waters Front 


 

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay,  the home of our Xtreme Adventure holiday! set in 45 acres of grounds with its own access to a beautiful pebble beach and cliff top views. One of the first things you’ll notice is the huge high ropes course with its zip wire and the stunning views of Weymouth and Portland.

This is one of the biggest centres with superb facilities, great watersports and more activities than you can count! Plus an activity exclusive to Osmington Bay – the chance to sail a keel boat! With a great range of holidays to choose from and suitable for all age groups, this is a popular centre for both first time and repeat guests.  

 

Facilities

Along with the fantastic outdoor facilities, Osmington Bay also has a great selection of indoor facilities including climbing walls a large sports hall and an immense activity zone. Watersports take place just a short coach journey away on the nearby Isle of Portland, at the multi-million pound facility where the 2012 Olympic sailing events were held. Osmington Bay is also home to our Xtreme Adventure holiday, where you can experience zorbing and coasteering.

 

How Much? 

The total cost of The SHAC's Big Adventure 2018 is £499.00 per person. This includes all accommodation, catering, activities, transport from The Surrey Hills and Insurance. 

Julie and Skip will be on site through out the week 24-7 to take care of your little treasures.

Payment is made in 2 parts £299.00 Now and £200.00 in May/June 2018 

Click here to book your place today!

Food:

Re-fuel our Adventurers.

We’ll keep your youth group going throughout the day – there’s plenty of choice at mealtimes with PGL.

We give you more

As well as our delicious, freshly prepared daily menus, we’ve also added some little extras to ensure your group has plenty of variety at mealtimes. We have homemade soup available every day, lots of fresh fruit and all the salad they can eat at our self-service salad bar.

Supporting your requirements

We understand there may be members of your youth group who may have special diets, allergies, or simply only like to eat certain things. Let us take care of whatever requests you may have – we’ll do our best to find suitable alternatives and will ensure no one goes hungry.

Mealtimes are better with PGL

We strive to go above and beyond to ensure the dining experience for you and your group meets the very highest standards. We look after our catering facilities and ensure our dining rooms have everything you need for your youth group. Our friendly team are always on hand to offer help and advice when you need them.


Food at Barton Hall for Youth Groups

Sample Day

ScheduleActivities
07.00 - 09.00

Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead

09.15 - 12.30

Morning activities - usually 2 sessions with a 15 minute refreshment break

12.30 - 14.00

Dry off & clean up. Time for a fresh & tasty two-course hot lunch

14.15 - 17.30

Afternoon activities - 2 exciting sessions with a 15 minute refreshment break

18.00 - 19.00

Time to eat again - a different menu each day

19.00 - 21.00

Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and more. The evening entertainment programme keeps you laughing until bedtime.

21.00 / 21.30

Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow!

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Last Years Big Adventure:







To see more pictures from the Big Adventure 2016 please click here

Hi Skip

Dylan had such a great time with you on The SHACs Big Adventure.  He’s slimmer, more confident and calmer!

Many thanks, Claire & Andy Newman
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My nine year old son has just returned from SHAC’s Big Adventure. He spent five days away from home with no technology and has had the best time ever. I was a bit worried as this was his longest time away from home, but he was absolutely fine. The week was incredibly well run, action packed and Skip and his team looked after the children really well. My son described it as "really fun, exciting and really fun!”

Thanks again

Nicky Curran
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A big thanks to both of you for creating such a wonderful adventure for the children. Sophie had an amazing time - I think we have a lived a minute by minute account of all the activities since she got back!!

Thank you also for the daily updates and photos. It really did make a difference as we could see how happy the children were and what they were up to and that was wonderfully reassuring.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer holidays.

Alison Watson x
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Dear Scott and Julie,

Thank you so much for taking the SHAC group to PGL at Windmill Hill. It sounds like Hannah had a brilliant time. Apparently, it was her best ever PGL trip and she is enjoying telling us her memories. It has been great to see your photo updates whilst they were away.

Thanks again and I hope you are enjoying a more relaxing weekend.
 
Jane Saikia
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Monday, 5 February 2018

Half Term Woodland Adventure Days


The SHAC Feb Half term 2018 Woodland Adventure Days.

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS:


 

Each day runs from 10am - 4pm 
Located at our base-camp at Belmont School in the heart of the Surrey Hills

Come and join the adventure. 

To view the kit list for the day please click here.  
Please remember to send your adventurer with a packed lunch, snacks and drinks for the day.

If you have any questions please Email: info@theshac.co.uk or call 01306 731204

 

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Give The Gift of Adventure this Christmas.


Give The Gift of Adventure with

The Surrey Hills Adventure Company

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING INTRO SESSIONS FROM £25.00pp
SUP 6 WEEK ADVANCED COURSES £125.00pp
KIDS SCHOOL HOLIDAY ADVENTURE DAYS £40.00pp
BUSHCRAFT ADVENTURE DAYS FROM £120.00pp
SUP RIVER SAFARI’S FROM £60.00pp
BUSHCRAFT AND SURVIVAL EXPERIENCES FROM £120.00pp
MTB SKILLS IN THE HILLS SESSIONS FROM £60.00pp
MTB GUIDED RIDES IN THE SURREY HILLS FROM £60.00pp
WILD SWIMMING SEASON TICKETS £200.00pp
SUP YOGA INTRODUCTION  SESSIONS £25.00pp
SUP YOGA 6 WEEK COURSES £125.00pp
ADVENTURE DAYS, MIX AND MATCH YOUR ADVENTURES
(Prices on application)
ALL VOUCHERS COME BOXED AND READY TO WRAP AS THE PERFECT GIFT
Last Voucher purchases are on the 5th December 2017 so get yours today - Vouchers valid for 1 year from purchase date.

ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE SHAC THIS CHRISTMAS, CHECK OUT OUR LIMITED EDITION FLINT AND STEEL, OUTDOOR FIRE LIGHTERS. DEVELOPED TO PERFORM IN THE TOUGHEST CONDITIONS AND CAPABLE OF OVER 5000 STRIKES - Fantastic stocking filler.
ONLY £14.99 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
MAY WE WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL THE TEAM AT THE SHAC AND
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT ON AN ADVENTURE VERY SOON!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The SHACs Newsletter Nov 2017

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The Surrey Hills Adventure Company Newsletter November 2017

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THE SHAC SHOP
THE SHAC HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD ON DEVELOPING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH MARKET LEADING EQUIPMENT PROVIDERS TO COMPLEMENT THE RANGE OF ADVENTURES AND ACTIVITIES WE OFFER SO THAT ONCE WE HAVE HELPED YOU LEARN HOW TO DO IT YOU CAN GO OUT AND DO IT FOR YOURSELF.
THE SHAC HAVE TEAMED UP WITH THE WORLD'S LEADING PADDLE BOARD MANUFACTURERS:
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WE CAN SUPPLY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET YOU ON THE WATER INCLUDING WETSUITS AND APPAREL FOR WATER SPORTS
MTB BIKES AND APPAREL AND
 OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT.  
WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WE CAN POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WHAT EVER YOUR REQUIRMENT OR BUDGET.
SUP AND WETSUIT EX-DEMO STOCK ALSO AVAILABLE.
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WE CAN SUPPLY YOU WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A REALLY BIG ADVENTURE EMAIL US NOW OR CALL US ON 01306 731204 TO FIND OUT MORE.
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WHY NOT COME DOWN TO THE SHACS SUP LAGOON NEAR REIGATE IN SURREY TO TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!
(BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
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Or call
Office: 01306 731204
Mobile: 07769 350689
For more details
THE SHAC OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GEAR
HERE AT THE SHAC WE HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING SOME OF OUR OWN PRODUCTS LIKE THE FANTASTIC:
LIMITED EDITION ‘SHAC TUFF BAG” RANGE

DEVELOPED TO TAKE ON ALL SORTS OF ADVENTURES AND STAND UP TO SOME REAL PUNISHMENT OUT IN THE WOODS, ON THE TRAIL AND IN THE WATER.
LOOK OUT FOR NEW SHAC OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GEAR COMING SOON.
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DEVELOPED FOR THE WILD CAMPER, MOUNTAIN BIKER, STAND UP PADDLE BOARDER AND WILD SWIMMER THAT LOVES TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES.
 THE SHACS TUFF BAGS ARE COMPLETELY VERSATILE AND WATERPROOF WITH 3 DIFFERENT DESIGNS AVAILABLE INCLUDING
THE TUFF 30L ADVENTURE PACK.  
 The SHACs tubular backpack with detachable padded shoulder straps for increased comfort. This is a real adventurers day bag that will keep Your kit dry in any situation. Great as a land marker when wild Swimming, kit bag when stand up paddle boarding or canoeing and a great kit bag and incident marker when Mountain Biking. £35.00
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THE TUFF HANDY HOLD-ALL
The SHACs Tuff Hold-all perfect for organising first aid kits, cameras, rations, fire kit, tool bag and other important equipment. Fitted with extra thick padding for extra protection and again a waterproof solution. £25.00
AND THE SHACs HANDY SAC  
The SHACs 10l  Handy Adventurer Sack, the smallest of the range but extremely useful, this sack can fill with air and be used as an effective float or tow float as well as a handy waterproof sack to keep your equipment dry in any situation. £15.00  
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THE SHACs
BIG ADVENTURE GIFT VOUCHERS
GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO REMEMBER THIS YEAR
PERFECT FOR CHRISTMAS AND BIRTHDAY GIFTS
  • STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING SESSIONS FROM £25.00pp
  • KIDS SCHOOL HOLIDAY ADVENTURE DAYS £40.00pp
  • SUP RIVER SAFARI’S FROM £60.00pp
  • BUSHCRAFT AND SURVIVAL EXPERIENCES FROM £120.00pp
  • MTB SKILLS IN THE HILLS SESSIONS FROM £60.00pp
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INTRODUCTION SESSIONS
ARE GROUP SESSIONS RUN AT THE SHACS SUP LAGOON NEAR REIGATE IN SURREY - PERFECT FOR PEOPLE JUST STARTING OUT ON THEIR SUP ADVENTURE.
SHAC SUP RIVER SAFARIS
A DAY OR ½ DAY EXPLORING THE HIDDEN WATERWAYS THAT MEANDER GENTLY THROUGH THE SURREY HILLS. THESE ADVENTURES CAN BE RUN AS PRIVATE TOURS OR YOU CAN JOIN A GROUP SESSION WITH OTHER SUP ADVENTURERS.
(SHAC SUP INTRODUCTION SESSION REQUIRED FOR GROUP SESSIONS)
SUP ADVENTURE DAYS
JOIN TEAM SHAC ON ONE OF OUR ADVENTURE DAYS TO THE SOUTH COAST TO EXPLORE THE DELIGHTS OF CUCKMERE HAVEN OR SOME SEAL SPOTTING IN AND AROUND THE ESTUARIES OF CHICHESTER HARBOUR OR HOW ABOUT SOME SUP SURFING DOWN AT THE BEAUTIFUL WITTERINGS.
(SHAC SUP INTRODUCTION SESSION REQUIRED)
SUP YOGA
WHY NOT FIND YOUR ZEN OUT ON THE WATER SET IN THE STUNNING SURROUNDINGS OF THE SHACS SUP LAGOON ON ONE OF OUR SUP YOGA SESSIONS.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NATURE AND BEAUTY AND FIND YOUR INNER STRENGTH
(NO PREVIOUS SUP OR YOGA EXPERIENCE REQUIRED)
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SKILLS IN THE HILLS
MTB INTRODUCTION SESSIONS
OUR SKILLS IN THE HILLS SESSIONS ARE A GREAT WAY TO START YOUR MTB JOURNEY WITH THE RIGHT MTB SKILLS FROM DAY ONE.
THE SKILLS IN THE HILLS COURSE HAS BEEN DESIGNED WITH BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE MTB RIDERS IN MIND, DEVELOPED TO TRANSFORM THE RIDING EXPERIENCE INCREASING YOUR CONFIDENCE, SPEED, ENDURANCE AND FUN FACTOR GUARANTEED.
GUIDED RIDES IN THE SURREY HILLS
THE SHAC TEAM ARE ALL BORN AND BREED IN THE SURREY HILLS AND WE KNOW THE TRAILS LIKE NO OTHER ORGANISATION AROUND HAVING SPENT YEARS RIDING AND COACHING MTB IN THE AREA.  FOR A DAY YOU WILL NEVER FORGET LET THE SHAC SHOW YOU WHAT THESE HILLS HAVE TO OFFER FROM A LOCAL RIDERS PERSPECTIVE. OUR GUIDED RIDES ARE MAPPED BASED ON YOUR PERSONAL ABILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER FOR YOU TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR DAY WITH US.
MTB AWAY DAYS
THE SHAC OPERATE MTB AWAY DAYS TO VISIT OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE U.K. FROM BIKE PARKS TO CROSS COUNTRY RIDES IN BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS FOR DETAILS
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BUSHCRAFT & SURVIVAL BUSHCRAFT FOR BEGINNERS
THIS 1 DAY COURSE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO INTRODUCE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO THE WORLD AND DELIGHTS OF BUSHCRAFT AND SURVIVAL AND INCLUDES ELEMENTS OF FIRE LIGHTING AND MANAGEMENT, NAVIGATION, KNIFE SKILLS, SHELTER BUILDING AND BACKWOODS COOKING.
THE SHACS BACKWOODS MAN
A WEEKEND LONG COURSE FOR THOSE LOOKING TO TAKE ON A BIGGER BUSHCRAFT CHALLENGE USING MANY OF THE SKILLS DETAILED IN THE BEGINNERS COURSE AND PUTTING THEM INTO ACTION IN THE WILD.
NOMADIC WILD GLAMPING
LET THE SHAC TEAM DO IT FOR YOU, JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF ADVENTURES WHERE THE SHAC TEAM TAKE CARE OF IT ALL IN SOME SIMPLY STUNNING LOCATIONS IN AND AROUND THE SURREY HILLS AONB. WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH LOCAL LAND OWNERS THAT KNOW US AND TRUST US TO STAND BY OUR LEAVE NO TRACE ETHOS ALLOWING US TO DELIVER WILD GLAMPING EXPERIENCES THAT ARE COMPLETELY OFF THE BEATEN TRACK.
BACKWOODS COOKING
LEARN WITH THE SHAC TEAM HOW TO CATCH PREPARE AND COOK SIMPLY BREATHTAKING FOOD ALL ON AN OPEN CAMP FIRE.
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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING TO TREAT YOUR CUSTOMERS AND TEAM TO NEXT YEAR.
GET IN TOUCH WITH THE SHAC TEAM SO WE CAN PUT TOGETHER A DAY THEY WILL TALK ABOUT FOR MONTHS.
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NEED TO BRING YOUR TEAM TOGETHER?
LOOKING TO DEVELOP NEW SKILLS WITHIN YOUR TEAM AND UNDERSTAND THEIR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES?
WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY ARE REALLY MADE OF?
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FEEL LIKE IT'S ALL BE DONE BEFORE?
ARE YOU ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THAT BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH THAT
SOMETHING DIFFERENT? 
LOOK NO FURTHER.
CALL THE SHAC TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS.
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