When it comes to Youth Groups, almost anything is possible! We will work with you towards whatever objectives you have for your group, whether this is teamwork, preparation for employment, or just a break from everyday life.
The format of these courses is even more flexible than those we run for schools, so please talk to us about your needs.
Below is the full list. A 'Session' is a third of a day – i.e. morning, afternoon, evening. There is also a wide range of evening activities, but these are not listed here.
Please click on any activity to reveal further details.
The challenge of abseiling encourages the individual to overcome their fears and apprehension, thus building self-esteem and confidence. A small crag is utilised for beginners to encourage the whole group to complete the abseil. Larger crags (where climbing is possible) may be used once the basics are mastered.
As a group, you get to decide on where your adventure will be. It might be getting to the summit of a mountain, or it might be a lower level exploration including visiting a waterfall or negotiating a narrow rock passage. In summer the adventure can be afloat as well – for example paddling to a hill or an abseil crag. Participants need to be self sufficient for the day and a packed lunch is provided. The day involves a personal challenge whilst the team works together supporting each other. Awe and Wonder moments abound!
Target archery is taught on our purpose-built indoor archery range. Great fun and very absorbing. The concentration and discipline required serves as valuable personal training, but steam is let off at the end of the session with some drumming.
An exciting introduction to rock climbing on our purpose-built indoor climbing wall.
A high adventure activity where the group must work together to climb a fifteen metre high rope ladder. Climbers are belayed by other group members holding their safety ropes. Ideal for groups who require personal physical challenges. Success will only be achieved through teamwork.
Our cave simulator. Not a session in its own right, more of a fun filler activity during the day. Particpants must find their way through the tubes, passages and chambers to emerge smiling at the other end.
Nothing can beat the sense of achievement gained from looking down on the world from the top of one of Scotland's fine mountains. Ardroy is only minutes away from some of the finest, including The Cobbler, aka Ben Arthur.
A challenging, confidence building ‘caving’ activity situated on a hillside. Participants negotiate passageways and scramble through rock falls, helping and supporting their team members as they go. A great personal confidence builder.
Kayaks or Open Canoes are used to teach basic skills and explore the sheltered waters of Loch Goil. Plenty of fun and games are used whilst learning the skills and increasing confidence. Further sessions can be programmed at your request.
This exercise focuses very much upon teamwork. Groups pool their ideas, design a raft on paper, then construct a model to present their proposals. Under the watchful eye of their instructors the team constructs an actual raft, which (hopefully!) carries them over a short course on the Loch.
Clad in wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets the group ascends a riverbed negotiating gorges, waterfalls and plunge pools culminating in the final “Splosh”! An excellent teambuilding activity. It’s great fun too!