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Summer Adventure Camp

The ultimate summer holiday adventure camp for young people in beautiful East Lothian - July and August 2023

£85 per day

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About Us

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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What is Ocean Verticals Summer Adventure Camp?

The Ocean Vertical camp is the ultimate place to meet new friends and experience adventure while accompanied by experienced and highly qualified instructors.

Ocean Verticals Summer Adventure Camp is designed for children between the ages of 8 – 13 to have one day of adventure and outdoor learning each week of the summer holidays. 

Our summer camp days run on Mondays for six consecutive weeks, and include a broad range of both water and land based adventures.

Where is the OV Summer Adventure Camp?

Our Summer Adventure Camp is run from Our Base near Dunbar in East Lothian. Not only is our renovated Victorian stable building surrounded by a beautiful woodland environment just a ten-minute walk through John Muir Country Park to the sea, but it is in the perfect location to provide easy access to a range of brilliant outdoor activity locations. 

For example, sheltered lochs in the Lammermuir Hills perfect for paddle boarding, rugged coastline for coasteering and beautiful bays for all water-based activities are within a short drive. All driving on our Summer Adventure Camp days will be done in our Ocean Vertical vans by our Instructors, fully insured. 

What Adventure Activities Are Included?

Activities included in the Summer Adventure Camp are as follows:

  • Coasteering 
  • SUP / Paddle Boarding
  • Rock Pooling 
  • Adventure Swimming
  • Water Safety Skills Workshop
  • Archery 
  • Bushcraft
  • Outdoor First Aid

Please note, not all the activities listed above will be completed on every day of the Summer Adventure Camp. The activity schedule is determined by the weather forecast and will be planned by the experienced and fully qualified instructors in advance, the activities for the day will be discussed in the morning of each day. 

What  Does a Summer Adventure Camp Day Look Like With OV?

08:30 – Meet and sign in at Ocean Vertical 

08:45 – Run through the activity schedule for the day

09:00 – Kit up for Activity 1 

09:15-12:00 – Activity 1 (e.g. Coasteering)

12:00-12:30 – Return to base and de-kit 

12:30 – 13:00 – Lunch break (Please bring packed lunch) 

13:10 – 14:00 – Activity 2 ( e.g. Outdoor First Aid / Water Safety Skills / Lifeguarding Games)

14:00 – 16:15 – Activity 3  (e.g. Archery) 

16:30 – Finish / Pick up from Ocean Vertical

Please note, depending on the activity schedule for the day the amount of and length of activities may vary. For example, three/four shorter or two long activities. 


What Will You Need to Bring to The Summer Adventure Camp?

All participants will need to bring the following each day

  • Swimwear (for under wetsuits)
  • Towel
  • Packed Lunch
  • Lots of snacks
  • Re-usable water bottle
  • Sun cream and hat
  • Warm clothing
  • Outdoor footwear 
  • Big smiles

 

Summer adventures in nature for tomorrow's explorers and outdoor lovers!

Summer adventures in nature for tomorrow's explorers and outdoor lovers!

Summer adventures in nature for tomorrow's explorers and outdoor lovers!

Summer adventures in nature for tomorrow's explorers and outdoor lovers!

Summer adventures in nature for tomorrow's explorers and outdoor lovers!

Summer adventures in nature for tomorrow's explorers and outdoor lovers!

Summer adventures in nature for tomorrow's explorers and outdoor lovers!

Ocean Vertical Adventure Customer Reviews

Our 11yr old son had a full day summer adventure camp, paddleboarding, archery, coasteering, he had a great time, proper outdoors fun & action packed activities, great guides & crew, awesome set up at the base.
Enjoyed the photos being sent to us, good memories. Thanks Ocean Vertical Team.

Gus | East Lothian

Absolutely brilliant! That about sums it up. Send my two eldest boys, along with two friends for a day of Summer Adventures and it’s fair to say they would go every day of the summer given half a chance. Jacob and his team are a fantastic bunch, kids had an amazing time and I wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Their base on the edge of Dunbar is a hidden gem too.

Phil | East Lothian

OV ran an archery session for our Scout group this weekend. They provided good quality equipment and excellent instruction for the kids, helping them learn and have fun at the same time. We all had a great afternoon, Thanks!

Richard | East Lothian

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

Summer Adventure Camp Overview

Summer Adventure Camp Overview

Availability

July and August

Summer Adventure Camp Overview

Duration

8.30am - 4.30pm Mondays

Summer Adventure Camp Overview

Adventure level

Designed for juniors

Summer Adventure Camp Overview

Language

English

Summer Adventure Camp Overview

Meeting Point

Ocean Vertical, Hedderwick Hill Stables.

Summer Adventure Camp Overview

Minimum Age

8 - 13

Summer Adventure Camp Overview

Group Size

Maximum 10

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Minimum Number

4

Summer Adventure Camp Overview

Weather

Please wear outdoor clothing and footwear

What’s included (and not)

Included

  • Wetsuits
  • Coasteering equipment
  • Paddle boarding equipment
  • Archery equipment
  • Bushcraft equipment
  • First aid equipment
  • Transport
  • Professional guides and instructors

Not Included

  • Outdoor clothing
  • Outdoor footwear
  • Lunch

What to bring with you for the Summer 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 Summer 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