Monday, 9 April 2018

SUP River Safari and Riverside Open Fire Lunch by The SALTBOX


'Take paddle boarding to the next level and join us on Wednesday 23rd May for a SHAC SUP River Safari with a difference, this safari includes: Equipment Hire, SUP Instruction and Guiding, Pre Paddle Snack and lunch on the riverside cooked in the great outdoors by the amazing SaltBox Team all for only £99 per person.


This is a Class one  River Safari with a difference. This adventure is for experienced paddlers that love food and the beautiful surroundings of the Wey Navigation in The Wisley area, as well as for paddlers that have limited or no experience of SUP River Paddling looking for a river trip with a difference. This Safari is run on Canal Sections of the River Wey near Wisley taking in the Stunning Newark Priory for a river side feast to remember. Our BSUPA qualified SUP Instructors will guide you safely and effectively to our riverside feast location.


Before we set off, we’ll enjoy a pre-safari snack prepared by The SALTBOX Team to fuel us on our journey. Once consumed and fueled we will hit the water in the direction of the stunning 11th Century Newark Priory, we’ll paddle up right by the water's edge for lunch cooked by Christian and Beckie, the duo behind Surrey-based The Salt Box Specialists in cooking over fire in the great outdoors, they’ll be serving up a feast from locally sourced ingredients.Menu to follow but believe us when we say it will be a taste sensation. (Please contact us for any questions with regards to allergies and dietary requirements at least 48 hours prior to the event)


After a break for lunch we will get back on our boards and head back to our Start Point at The Anchor public house In Wisley. Our estimated return time will be 2.30pm.

This is an Adventure not to be missed.


Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Introduction Sessions May 2018




 

Welcome to the Home Of Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Wild Swimming in the heart of the Surrey Hill

The SHACS SUP Lagoon.

May 2018 Introduction Sessions Now Available

By Appointment Only - Please Book below.

Join The SHAC and our BSUPA qualified instructors for a Stand up Paddle Boarding Skills Sessions, SUP YOGA, SUP Fitness, Wild Swimming and Freeride Sessions on our Stunning Private SUP lagoon near Reigate in Surrey.

Board and equipment sales also now available, contact us for details and advice.

 

Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.  Variations include flat water paddling for outdoor recreation, fitness, or sightseeing, racing on lakes, large rivers and canals, surfing on ocean waves, paddling in river rapids (whitewater SUP), Paddle board yoga and even fishing.

Want to give it a go? 

 

The SHACs Introduction to SUP Sessions will teach you all the basics you need to get started with Stand Up Paddle Boarding. We supply the boards, the best teaching location in the country and some of the best and most experienced BSUPA qualified instructors you will find to make your first SUP experience the best itcan possibly be. We follow this on with access to club events, races, advice, sales and much more all for £25.00 per person.

If you would like to book one of our introduction to SUP sessions on a Thursday evening or weekend please click below for calendar of available dates, times and online booking.

Monday, 26 March 2018

The Surrey Hills Adventure Company: Holiday Adventures

The Surrey Hills Adventure Company: Holiday Adventures: Only a few days left to book your Easter Woodland Adventure Days: April: 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 17th.

Monday, 12 March 2018

The SHACS Open Water Wild Swimming 2018

 




Welcome to 2018 at The SHACs SUP and Wild Swimming Lagoon

We hope you have all had a great winter season, have continued swimming through the cold months and are now looking forward to getting back outside at The Lagoon.

The SHACs Lagoon Season Opening Day is on 
Sunday April the 29th from 10am - 4pm
 
Please come down and join us at the lagoon and try out the new Zone 3 open water swimming and triathlon kit for 2018 (Please book a time slot below).
You will also be able to sign up to activities and events including Open water Wild Swimming Courses, SUP Introduction Sessions, SUP YOGA, Triathlon and Swim Run Training Sessions, Book SUP Birthday Parties and events and much more.
 
Please click here to book your slot free of charge.

Open Water Wild Swimming Season tickets are now available for £149.00 for Adults (Limited Numbers)

Please click here to buy your season ticket today £149.00

Single sessions can also be bought online at £8.00 per session

Please click here to book your single swim sessions for the season - £8.00

(You will still be able to pay on arrival and the cost will be the same as last year £10.00)

  Adults swim sessions for 2018 are at the following times:

Tuesdays - 07.00 - 09.00 and 18.00 - 20.00

Fridays - 18.00 - 20.00

Sundays - 07.00 - 09.00 

 


The SHAC have teamed up with Aquasafe Surrey this year and will be running various Aquasafe open water wild swimming courses for both Adults and Junior Swimmers during 2018.
We will also be offering Duke of Edinburgh New Skills Junior Life guard Courses and voluntary work.

(Junior swimmers will need to complete an Aquasafe Swim course before entry to open swims will be permitted so register your interest today)
(Sessions for under 16's and families will be at the following times:)
Fridays - 1600 - 1800
Sundays - 0900 - 1100


New to the lagoon in 2018 - Triathlon and Swim Run Training courses and regular sessions and events.

We are delighted to be working with Zone 3 wet-suits this year and we will have them available for hire and to buy at the Lagoon through-out the summer season, come and try them out on April 29th.
Please click here to book your slot free of charge

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us and follow on Facebook here for the latest news and releases:



Safety First with The SHAC

Safety at The SHACs SUP and Wild Swimming Lagoon is a priority and to that end this year we are teaming up with Aqua Safe Surrey offering various courses and qualifications for open water swimmers. Junior Swimmers (under 14years old) will need to complete our Aqua safe open water swimmer course to gain access to open and family swim sessions. Please click here for details of our 2018 Open Water Swimming courses. 

We are also running Adult Introduction to Open Water Wild Swimming Courses. 

Please click here for more details.

 

  Coming soon to the lagoon, Training Sessions for Triathlon and SwimRun Competitors:

Click here to register your interest.





 

Friday, 9 March 2018

Friday, 2 March 2018

The SHACs Big Adventure 2018



 

Now Taking Bookings For The SHACs Big Adventure 2018

Osmington Bay 

Monday 13th - Friday 17th August 2018 

Only 6 places left.

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!

  • Council for Learning Outside the Classrom
  • Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityBritish Activity Providers AssociationBritish Canoe UnionInstitute for Outdoor LearningRYAABTAATOL
  •  
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
........................................................................................................
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
.............................................................................................................

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
..............................................................................................................

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
............................................................................................................




Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Easter Holiday Woodland Adventure Days Now Taking Bookings


The SHAC Easter, May Half Term and Summer 2018 Woodland Adventure Days.

 

April: 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 17th. 

May: 29th, 30th, 31st and 1st June.

July: 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th and 31st

August: 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 20th, 21st and 22nd 

September: last days of freedom: 3rd, 4th and 5th.

 

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.  

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

 


Holiday Adventures

"The Surrey Hills Adventure Company Holiday Adventures are located @ Belmont Preparatory School, Holmbury St Mary.

Our Holiday adventures are an innovative, proven way of allowing children to develop and grow by spending time outside in a safe and supportive environment. 

The Adventures are based on principle Forest School teaching techniques, which are proven to increase children’s motivation, confidence and communication skills. 

Your child will take part in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks in a safe woodland environment. Accompanied by a trained instructor, they will make new friends and learn new skills.

The range of activities we offer is constantly developing, but a typical session could include:

  • Shelter building

  • Crafting from natural materials
  • Tracking
  • Environmental art
  • Safe fire making
  • Games
  • Using tools
  • Green woodwork
  • Assault courses

The general age range for young people attending our woodland adventures are from 6yrs - 12yrs old and children are with us from 10.00 am until 4.00pm. (packed lunches and suitable clothing will need to be supplied by you) We run our adventures in all weathers with the exception of high winds and Lightning storms.

With only a limited amount of spaces available please click here to get your child signed up to start their adventure.

(Booking terms and conditions please click here)

All our Adventure leaders have current CRB/DBS checks and we always have an instructor with outdoor first aid certification on site in addition to Forest School training. Our team have many skills and much experience between us enabling us to deliver enjoyable, exciting, educational and adventurous experiences.


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!

  • Council for Learning Outside the Classrom
  • Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityBritish Activity Providers AssociationBritish Canoe UnionInstitute for Outdoor LearningRYAABTAATOL
  •  
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
........................................................................................................
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
.............................................................................................................

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
..............................................................................................................

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
............................................................................................................