Thurston Outdoor Education Centre
We have been providing adventurous activity and educational courses for over 50 years.
Organising a residential trip
See information and forms for organising a residential trip.
About the courses
Our courses allow students to develop, in a real setting, the concepts of responsibility, adventure, awareness, trust, co-operation, community and an understanding of safety and risk.
A course at the centre is not a holiday, but a rich and varied learning experience with the emphasis on fun, adventure and learning.
- tailored outdoor adventurous activities
- helping with the day to day running of the centre, such as making beds and keeping the place clean and tidy
Benefits for young people
We believe that outdoor adventure and residential courses are powerful experiences for developing young people, especially in:
- problem solving
- time management
- goal / target setting
- self-evaluation and review
- compromise and negotiation
- communal living
Student accommodation is in small dormitories with bunk beds.
Showers and toilets are in the main building.
See full details of rooms and floor plans.
For fully catered courses, all meals are provided. Read about meals and an example menu.
What to bring with you
See what to bring with you for a residential course.
Find out more
If you have any questions about our residential courses, please contact us.