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October Half Term Adventure Camp

Escape to Adventure this October Half Term! Coasteering, Paddle Boarding, Surfing and Rock Climbing!

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We are passionate about the natural world and its beautiful wild places.

We have a deep respect and appreciation for the environment and a love for adventure and silent human-powered sports.

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The Ocean Vertical Adventure Camp

The Ocean Vertical Adventure camp is the ultimate place for young adventurers [8 – 13 years], to meet new friends, experience real adventure and reap the physical and mental benefits of outdoor learning, all while accompanied by experienced and highly qualified instructors.

October half term camp 2024 – running from Monday 14th – Thursday 17th between 08:30-13:00. This camp is set to include a similar mix of water and land-based activities, with one full duration Ocean Vertical adventure activity per day, and packed with fun ice breaker and team building games either side.

Where is the Ocean Vertical Half Term Camp?

Our Base near Dunbar in East Lothian is the perfect place for an adventure camp, being a stones throw from a range of brilliant outdoor activity locations. For example, sheltered lochs in the Lammermuir Hills perfect for paddle boarding, a rugged coastline for coasteering, old volcanic crags great for rock climbing and stunning surf beaches, all within a short drive. This does require our instructors to drive from our base to the activity location in our fully insured company vehicles.

How do I Book my Young Adventurer into the Camp?

Booking in is easy, click the BOOK NOW button, and follow the steps to find the specific camp date you’d like to book. You’ll then be taken to our checkout page – this is when gift cards can be used.

Please note, if you’re booking for all four camp days, you are entitled to 15% off. To make use of this, email us at [email protected] and one of our team will be in touch with your personal discount code

Activity Schedule for October Half Term Adventure Camp:

Monday 14th October: SUP / Paddle Boarding

Tuesday 15th October: Surfing

Wednesday 16th October: Rock Climbing

Thursday 17th Coasteering

Please note, the activity schedule does require an element of flexibility due to the weather and will be confirmed by the experienced and fully qualified instructors

What does a Typical Camp Day Look Like?

08:30 – Meet and Sign in at Ocean Vertical

08:45 –Ice breaker and team building games

09:15 – Kit up for Activity

09:30-12:30 – Adventure Activity

12:30 – Lunch and ‘Wind Down’ games

13:00 – Finish / Pick up from Ocean Vertica

What do I Need to Bring to Camp?

All participants will need to bring the following each day:

Swimwear (for under wetsuits)

Towel

Lunch / snacks

Re-usable water bottle

Sun cream and hat

Warm clothing

Outdoor footwear

Big smile!

Nurturing Young Minds: The Benefits of Young People Experiencing Nature and Adventure

In a world dominated by screens and schedules, introducing young people and kids to the wonders of nature and adventure offers a treasure trove of benefits that extend far beyond the immediate thrill. From fostering a love for the outdoors to nurturing holistic development, these experiences shape young minds, instilling values that will guide them throughout their lives.

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Ocean Vertical Adventure Customer Reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed another trip mountaineering to stunning Glen Coe with the highly experienced team at Ocean Vertical. With transparent and on-going risk assessment, Stevie and Adrian strive to provide their adventurers with the best experience in the conditions available – adapting where necessary with their extensive knowledge of the area. Whether it’s been paddle boarding, climbing or mountaineering in Scotland, I have always had a safe and truly rewarding experience. Can’t wait to get out with them again!

Ruth | East Lothian

What a adventure climbing with Ocean Vertical in Glen Coe!. Not being an experienced climber the guides led us to the top of a very snowy mountain with knowledge experience and skill. Mesmerised by the views I am already looking to book my next trip. There is a whole other world in those mountains – epic day. They also provided transport, ice axes, crampons and boots!

Sarah | North Berwick

Ocean Vertical is brought together by people who live and breathe the mountain and outdoor life to the full extent. I have spent an absolutely amazing time with Stevie and Adrian and Ocean Vertical climbing in the Scottish mountains.

The practical and technical information they pass on to people is truly their passion, and it is felt on the journey, in the mountains and their lifestyle. That you Ocean Vertical – 5 stars :]

Dianaliis | Estonia

Amazing day out winter mountaineering in Scotland in the snow with Stevie and Adrian yesterday. We learned loads of new techniques including how to use crampons and an ice axe! Feeling more confident in managing Scottish winter conditions and looking forward to getting another day out with them soon.

Ciara | Edinburgh

Had a fantastic day out learning basic mountaineering under the tutorage of Stevie and Adrian. Lots of knowledge shared on key skills for the mountain, as well as having a go with crampons and ice axe for the first time.

Felt safe at all times and throughout the day the guys did a fantastic job make sure the pace was suitable for the whole group.

Brilliant value for money, will definitely do again very soon and can’t recommend enough!

Pete | Haddington

I was working in Edinburgh and planned to do some walking with a group of friends. A colleague recommended Ocean Vertical. I called but they were booked out, had a call-back and they coordinated a mountain trip for us!
A day later, I was standing 3,500 feet up on Stob Coire nan Lochan in snow and ice looking out over the most incredible scenery in Glen Coe, a brilliant trip that I couldn’t have accessed without Stevie and Adrian who were fabulous guides. Totally recommend!

Angus | London

Fantastic day out with Stevie and Adrian today climbing Stob Ghabhar. Scottish winter mountaineering at its best! These guys really know their stuff and I felt in very safe hands for my first venture up to this height in winter.

Amazing experience and I learned to use an ice axe and crampons! to be repeated! Highly recommended!

Caroline | Edinburgh

I thought we were mad getting up for a 3.30am start to go winter hillwalking! I now know why we did it. Watching the winter sunrise over Glen Coe was pretty special. Would I do it again? I’m already booked in for my next trip!

Emily | Edinburgh

Enjoyed a great day in early January with Stevie and Adrian bagging 3 Munro’s – Ben Lawers, An Stuc and Beinn Ghlas.

Great to have the knowledge to take us on the less trodden route to the top of Ben Lawers, help negotiate the atmospheric conditions on the day and give us options for climbs. Thanks, guys! Looking forward to the next winter mountaineering in Scotland trip!

Gary | East Lothian

What a day! Spectacular weather and views. Lots of snow and it was freezing! First time with an ice axe and crampons. The guys at Ocean Vertical were brilliant. We talked about planning, decision-making, navigation and how to use our technical equipment – I now know how to fit a crampon! Huge thanks and will be back!

Karen | Edinburgh

Just back from a day with Stevie and Adrian. Both are masters of there trade. Making sure everyone was comfortable and understanding the terrain. I felt in very safe hands on my first winter mountaineering day out with the boys.

I would highly recommend Ocean Vertical to everyone thinking of winter mountaineering in Scotland. Both guys’ are very knowledgeable of mountains and the surrounding areas. I’ll definitely be back out with Ocean Vertical very soon!

Kev | Newcastle

Thoroughly enjoyed another trip to stunning Glen Coe with the highly experienced team at Ocean Vertical. With transparent and ongoing risk assessment, Stevie and Adrian strive to provide their adventurers with the best experience in the conditions available – adapting where necessary with their extensive knowledge of the area. Whether it’s been paddle boarding, climbing or mountaineering, I have always had a safe and truly rewarding experience. Can’t wait to get out with them again!

Ruth | East Lothian

Best Hogmanay Ever!!!!

Ended 2019 by climbing up Stob Ghabhar in the Black Mount region close to Glen Coe with @ocean_vertical and @etjo17 and I loved it from start to finish. The weather was clear and crisp, making for phenomenal views for miles around. Our guide @the_stevie_boyle was brilliant – full of knowledge, encouraging, and general all round top bloke! They got us there and back from East Lothian and provided us with all the kit. If you haven’t already been on an @ocean_vertical experience then I highly recommend you do…you won’t regret it!

Suzanne | Edinburgh

October Half Term Adventure Camp Overview

October Half Term Adventure Camp Overview

Availability

October 14 - 17th

October Half Term Adventure Camp Overview

Duration

8.30am - 1pm

October Half Term Adventure Camp Overview

Adventure level

Designed for juniors

October Half Term Adventure Camp Overview

Language

English

October Half Term Adventure Camp Overview

Meeting Point

Ocean Vertical, Hedderwick Hill Stables.

October Half Term Adventure Camp Overview

Minimum Age

8 - 13

October Half Term Adventure Camp Overview

Group Size

Maximum 8

October Half Term Adventure Camp Overview

Minimum Number

4

October Half Term Adventure Camp Overview

Weather

Please wear outdoor clothing and footwear

What’s included (and not)

Included

  • Wetsuits
  • Coasteering equipment
  • Paddle boarding equipment
  • Rock climbing equipment
  • Surfing equipment
  • First aid equipment
  • Transport
  • Professional guides and instructors

Not Included

  • Outdoor clothing
  • Outdoor footwear
  • Lunch

What to bring with you for the October Half Term Adventure Camp

Outdoor footwear

Outdoor clothing to suit the weather

Waterproof jacket if its likely to be wet

A bag to keep your belongings / clothes in

Sun cream and hat

Snacks, lunch and water

Towel

Big smile!

Please arrive at Ocean Vertical at 8.30am for the October Half Term Adventure Camp!

We are just 40 minutes from Edinburgh by Dunbar

Accreditations
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority ASI Accredited School - Stand Up Paddle ASI Academy of Surfing Instructors NCC Promoting Safe Coasteering