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Our camps

What age range do your camps cater to?

Our camps are specifically designed for children aged 6 to 11 years old. We ensure that all activities are age-appropriate and engaging, catering to the interests and safety of this age group.
We have camps that are for 11 and over, such as our wilderness camps. These camps are 4 day residential trips in the Cairngorm mountain area.

What should my child wear to camp?

Children should wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes, that they can move around in freely. We recommend sturdy footwear suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities. A detailed list of recommended clothing items will be provided upon registration. What to wear.

What types of activities do you offer at your camps?

We offer a wide range of activities that are both fun and educational, including archery, water battles, slip and slides, ultimate frisbee, zorbs, ninja lines, group games, lawn games, go-karts, gel blasters, den building, marshmallow roasting and much more. Our goal is to provide an unforgettable camp experience that encourages active participation and the development of new skills.

Are all your staff members PVG checked and trained?

Yes, all our staff members undergo thorough PVG checks and receive comprehensive training prior to working at our camps. They are assessed, monitored, and receive feedback after all camps to ensure we maintain the highest standards of care and supervision. We also seek feedback from both children who attend and their parents to help us constantly improve our services.
Collection times 5-5.30pm

we also have a 10am drop off available at some of our locations.

How can I register my child for your camps?

Registering your child for our camps is straightforward. Simply set up an account on our website and book the days you need. You can choose anything from a single day to a full week. We also offer half-day options and 3-day residential trips for a more immersive experience.

We have anything from Zorb suits to fire skills to graffiti art to peddle go – karts

What are the costs of attending your camps, and do you offer any discounts?

Our camp prices start from £45 per day. We offer a variety of discounts, so please contact us to find out more. Additionally, every school in Edinburgh has been given a specific discount code to provide further savings.

Where are your camps located, and what facilities do you use?

Our camps are located at various sites across Edinburgh and Glasgow, utilising school facilities for our day camps. This includes sports halls, sports fields, and always-accessible toilet facilities, ensuring a safe and convenient environment for all activities.

Will friends be grouped together?

We make every effort to accommodate requests for friends to be grouped together, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all campers. Please let us know at the time of booking.

What to bring for an overnight camp

- Day camp items
- Sleeping Bag
- Roll Mat
- Pillow
- Change of clothes
- Extra Socks
- Warm Layers – jumpers / hoodies
- Waterproof trousers if the weather is to be very wet.
- Torch (head torch preferable but not essential).
- Wellington boots or appropriate footwear.
- Wash Kit / Toothbrush
- Snacks and Lunch on day 1 only

When do you run?

Our camps run during the school holidays, covering Easter, Summer, and half-term breaks. Specific dates can be found on our website, where you can also book directly.

How do you manage children's dietary requirements and allergies?

We take dietary requirements and allergies very seriously. At the point of booking, we ask for any specific needs, and this information is passed on to the camp leader and all group leaders. We are a completely nut-free company and can cater to any dietary requirement to ensure the safety and well-being of all children in our care.

Do you accept childcare vouchers, and how can they be used for registration?

Yes, we accept childcare vouchers as part of our commitment to providing accessible and affordable care. Let us know who your voucher provider is, and we will apply the amount you need to your virtual wallet. This allows you to book camps using our normal booking process, making it easy and convenient for you to utilize this payment option.

How does the camp accommodate children with special needs?

The Wild Outdoors is committed to inclusivity and strives to accommodate children with special needs to ensure they have a fantastic camp experience. On our booking form, there is a dedicated section for parents to provide any relevant information about their child's special needs. This proactive approach allows us to prepare appropriately by assigning additional staff with the relevant training and expertise if necessary. Our goal is to make our camps accessible and enjoyable for every child, tailoring our activities and support to meet their individual needs.

How do you ensure the safety of children at camp?

Safety is our top priority. All our campsites are chosen for their secure environments, and we conduct regular risk assessments for all activities. Our staff are trained in first aid and emergency response procedures to ensure a swift and effective reaction to any situation.

What if my child is nervous and apprehensive about attending?

It's perfectly natural for children to feel nervous about attending camp, especially if it's their first time. We take a compassionate and understanding approach to help ease these feelings. Our staff are trained to support children through their apprehension by engaging them in one-on-one conversations, gradually introducing them to camp activities at a pace they are comfortable with and pairing them with buddies who can help them adjust. We also encourage parents to discuss any specific concerns or needs their child might have with us in advance, allowing us to tailor support effectively. Our aim is to ensure that every child feels welcome, safe, and excited to participate, turning their initial apprehension into a love for camp adventures.

How do you accommodate late pick-ups?

We understand that sometimes delays can happen. Please inform us as soon as possible if you anticipate being late. We will of course wait with your child until you or an approved person collects.

How can I provide feedback about my child's camp experience?

Your feedback is invaluable to us. After Friday camp, we send out a weekly survey to all parents and guardians. We also welcome feedback via email or phone at any time during or after your child's camp experience.

What time do The Wild Outdoors camps start and finish each day?

At The Wild Outdoors, we're all about embracing the day with enthusiasm and adventure! Our camps run from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday to Friday. To make things easier for parents, we offer a flexible drop-off window from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, so you can ensure your day starts smoothly. When it's time to say goodbye to the day's adventures, pick-up is from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
We've designed our schedule not just for maximum fun, but also to accommodate the needs of busy families. If you have any specific needs or questions, we're always here to help. Let's make it a great day out for the kids, full of learning, play, and exploration!

How does The Wild Outdoors handle rain, cold, or bad weather during camps?

Adventure doesn’t pause for the weather at The Wild Outdoors! We’re fully equipped to ensure that fun and safety go hand-in-hand, no matter what the Scottish skies throw at us. Our summer camps are designed with both sunny days and unexpected rain in mind.

Indoor Activities: For those days when the weather decides not to cooperate (think rain, cold, or any less-than-ideal conditions), we have indoor spaces ready to welcome the kids. Our indoor activities are just as fun and engaging, ensuring that the adventure continues seamlessly.

Weather Monitoring: Our team keeps a close eye on the weather forecast and conditions, making proactive adjustments to our daily plans to ensure comfort and safety. Whether it's a surprise shower or a sudden chill, we're prepared to adapt and provide a comfortable, enjoyable experience for all campers.

Outdoor to Indoor Transition: Should the weather turn during the day, we swiftly transition to our prepared indoor activities without missing a beat. This flexibility allows us to maintain a fun, enriching environment, come rain or shine.

Clothing and Gear: We also advise on appropriate clothing and gear in our welcome pack, ensuring every camper is prepared for the full range of Scottish summer weather.

Your child’s well-being is our priority, and we are committed to providing an unforgettable outdoor adventure experience, regardless of the weather. If you have any specific concerns or need further information about our weather policies, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our locations

Edinburgh Fettes

Crewe Road South ,EH4 1QX . (Opposite Western General Hospital)Head through the security gate, down the drive and park on the right.

Please stick to the speed limits on-site.

Colinton Road

Based out of Edinburgh United football club
Turn off Colinton road
Katesmill Rd,
Edinburgh
EH14 1JF
( Behind Merchiston Castle)

St Georges School

Garscube Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 6BG - Main School Entrance

Thirlestane Castle

Lauder - Main Car Park TD2 6RU

Longridge Towers

Berwick - upon - Tweed TD15 2XQ

Once up the drive take the right in towards the junior school and head to wooded car park.

Merchiston Castle

294 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0PU
This site is temporarily closed

St Andrews - St Leonards

Tiends Gate - Postcode KY16 9BF (We are opposite Ayton House)

Head through the gate where you will spot us waiting for you.

Loretto School

Senior School
1-7 Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7RE, Scotland, UK

Through The Pinkie gates, next to St Peters Church

Health + safety

What if i need to contact you or my child

You can call our 24hr help line.

01835 870749

What health and safety measures does The Wild Outdoors implement at its camps?

At The Wild Outdoors, the safety and well-being of your children are our top priorities. We adhere to strict health and safety standards, including but not limited to:
• Qualified Staff: All our staff members are fully qualified and receive ongoing training in first aid, child safeguarding, and emergency response protocols.
• Child-to-Staff Ratio: We maintain a low child-to-staff ratio to ensure each child receives the attention and supervision they need.
• Outdoor Safety: Our outdoor activities are designed with child safety in mind, utilizing age-appropriate equipment and safety gear.
• Allergy Awareness: We are committed to managing and accommodating any dietary restrictions and allergies. Please inform us in advance about any specific needs.

How do you handle medical emergencies?

In the event of a medical emergency, our trained staff will administer first aid and, if necessary, contact emergency services immediately. Parents or guardians will be notified as soon as possible. We always have a detailed action plan in place for emergencies and ensure all staff are familiar with this protocol.

What are your cleanliness and hygiene practices?

Our camps implement rigorous cleaning and hygiene practices, including regular sanitization of equipment and common areas, handwashing stations for children and staff, and the use of personal protective equipment as needed. We educate our campers on the importance of personal hygiene in a fun and engaging way.

How do you ensure child safety during outdoor activities?

Safety is integral to our outdoor activities. We conduct risk assessments for all activities and ensure that children are always supervised by qualified staff. Our aim is to provide a safe, engaging, and enriching experience for all campers.

Got questions?
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We accept childcare vouchers!

If you receive child vouchers, we can now convert them into credit to use on Wild Outdoors Camps.

Simply go to our contact page and select the childcare vouchers option in the subject, then send us an email with your contact details and who your provider is and how much you would like. We can then add credit to your wallet for you to book when you would like.

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