Inspiring Learning Brochure 2022

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Creating life-changing adventures

We are Inspiring Learning

We have been creating life-changing adventures for over 40 years. Our unique family of brands continue to deliver innovative, transformative education for people of all ages and backgrounds. Whilst our customer base is diverse, our core philosophy and purpose remains consistent – to unlock potential in every individual by building positive, adaptive skill sets which supports wellbeing, enabling employability and social mobility.

Our enviable reputation and experience has been gained over decades of award winning delivery across the UK. We are now increasingly global; with established locations in Europe, whilst also rapidly expanding across Asia and beyond. Everything we do is centred on creating meaningful, dynamic, joyful and tangible outcomes. Our impactful, expansive provision ranges from holiday day camps to residential school trips, employee development to whole team customer service training, family activity consultancy for the holiday sector to accredited life skills programmes and apprenticeships for young people.

With an unmatched portfolio of locations and activities we positively impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people and adults annually and, whilst we are growing, our passionate team of highly skilled specialists never lose sight of our purpose – to create life changing adventures. Are we perfect? Absolutely not. We firmly believe learning never stops for any of us. We are genuinely excited to welcome you.

We have successfully delivered over 1 million confidence boosting activity sessions this year We operated in over 100 different locations across UK, Europe and Asia We carried out 74,522 hours of training this year and issued almost 800 qualifications If you were to visit each one of our operating locations consecutively, you would travel 13,171 miles – that’s the distance from the North Pole to the South Pole! We’ve served over 1 million meals - if you laid all the sausages served at breakfast (including vegetarian and vegan options) end to end, it would stretch 32.2km We’ve shot approx 854,460 arrows, which would take a medieval archer 50 days to fire We’ve taught 94,601 young people how to set goals Our impact

“This is our first time using Camp Beaumont - the team are warm and friendly and my little girl, who can be shy in new situations, fitted right in from the first day. The activities for the kids are varied, with lots of arts and crafts and lots of exercise. I would thoroughly recommend CB - they’ve been a godsend this summer as we balance work with childcare over the summer hols.”

Camp Beaumont Parent, Kent, UK

“I can wholeheartedly recommend In2action both as a first class adventure activity and childcare provider and also as a provider of excellent service training which goes above and beyond that of competitors. They are great to do business with and a lot of fun.”

Head of Hotel Concepts, TUI

“We were very impressed with the centre, particularly the flexibility of the staff, the level of communication before the trip and the genuine concern that we would have a positive and valuable experience both before and during our stay. The centre itself was great - clean and well looked after.”

Secondary Teacher, Staffordshire, UK

What we do

Our unique family of brands inspire transformational changes in people’s lives in so many ways. We are fully committed to ignite a passion for learning and development within and across all of our provision. This includes our energising residential programmes within 11 UK Inspiring Learning outdoor learning centres, award-winning holiday day camps in almost 100 locations around the world, exceptionally delivered accredited apprenticeships which future-proof workforces, and the purposeful design, training and auditing of family-focused customer service for some of the world’s most recognised brands.

The depth and breadth of our provision which brings out the best in people and raise their aspirations is what makes us unlike other outdoor educational providers. For our customers, an adventure with Inspiring Learning signifies a poignant moment in time, from the excitement and anticipation of a new experience to the revelation of new-found self-belief, connection, clarity or perspective.

You will find the same passion and dedication in every member of our team, all with a relentless ambition to deliver impactful outcomes whilst ensuring exceptional value.



Inspirational award-winning multiactivity day camps across the UK and Asia, supporting families and enabling young people from 3-16 years of age grow in self-belief and confidence throughout all of the school holidays.


Progressively challenging shared adventures empower individuals and groups to learn and master new skills imperative of all performance, resilience and well-being. Promoted across the UK, France and China, schools, groups and businesses are offered flexible accommodation, great food and memories to last a lifetime.


Our business building brands purposefully help people and teams to be at their best and fulfil their potential. We adopt a proactive approach in putting your needs and business objectives at the heart of everything we do. Through consultancy for the hospitality industry and full service apprenticeships we equip your workforce with the knowledge and resilient mind-set to deal with stress effectively and face new challenges with optimism.

A taste of adventure, a sense of achievement, a breath of fresh air.

Our outdoor adventure residential programmes deliver stimulating and inclusive experiential learning to generate personal growth for a range of participants. At our 11 Inspiring Learning centres in the UK and four in France, we welcome over 200,000 people every year from schools, a diverse range of groups and businesses to experience a wide variety of adventurous activities in beautiful natural environments. Using supportive, challenge-by choice practices, we encourage learners to build skills which positively impact upon their emotional well-being, self-perceptions, social and personal capabilities.

We actively boost people’s self-confidence through focusing on what can be achieved by positive thinking and working with others. Resilient behaviours are also developed to help them become more adaptable and deal with stress. For schools, our unique Confidence Tracker tool provides valuable evidence of learning outcomes following the programme and is designed in line with the Ofsted Framework. This tool reminds the young people what experiences have made the them feel more capable, providing the stimulus to create better confidence habits at home, within their studies and in important areas of their life such as relationships.

Our locations vary from coastal to countryside, with over 6,000 beds across our estate. Accommodation options include traditional dormitories, eco pods and adventure lodges with exclusive use options available. Each centre has its own unique personality, so there’s an option to suit groups of any age and type.

Bringing joy to the school holidays for over 40 years.

Our award-winning Camp Beaumont Day Camps deliver flexible, affordable and educational childcare, a wealth of activities and ‘whole-person’ learning throughout the school holidays. With four decades of experience, each carefully crafted, age appropriate programme offers both creative, active and inspiring activities which allow a team of dedicated and passionate individuals to find the potential in every child.

Our rapidly growing geography started in Central London but now spans eight counties across London and the South East, and we’re proud to partner with some of the best located schools with exceptional facilities, many of whom we’ve worked with for decades. With 70 camps likely in 2023, we are allowing even more children to enjoy inspiring adventures throughout the school holidays.

We also work with a number of Local Authorities to offer Holiday Activities and Food provision for parents eligible for Free School Meals blending core activities with nutritional education and a hot meal, as well as partnering with charities including Mail Force where we’ve provided funded places for over 1,000 Ukrainian children.


The best of UK childcare across Asia

Launching in Hong Kong in 2020, Camp Beaumont has grown rapidly across the region to operate in 14 exceptional locations across Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, with more markets opening in 2023. Offering a unique blend of UK and local team members, our English language camps make sure that every day is an adventure with a strength-based, educational focus. We provide young people a chance to learn something new, meet new friends, grow in confidence and build enduring adaptive capacity for life’s challenges. Such resilience is aligned with recurring personal qualities as self-belief, moral behaviour and relationships; recognised as key elements in the formation of young adults.

We also work directly with schools across the region to offer exceptional leadership programmes for students. These courses specifically embed key life skills into activities such as rock-climbing, canoeing and paddle boarding which are crucial for academic success and wider healthy functioning. Our programmes use stimulating, inclusive challenges coupled with reflective practice to generate resilience and personal growth. These forms of experiential learning practices are associated with lasting mental and physical well-being, improved knowledge, skills and understanding, raised aspirations and enhanced trajectories for higher studies.

All of this expansion builds on our experience working with our partner, Summerhill, in China to provide exceptional residential experiences for young people for almost a decade.

Skern = A safe harbour

Set in a stunning location on North Devon’s coast, Skern Lodge offers a premium outdoor education experience. Our highly qualified practitioners expertly facilitate bespoke learning experiences for schools, businesses, families, further and high education. The unique location offers exceptional water sports experiences both on river and sea, as well as access for cycling on the renowned Tarka Trail.

Established in 1976, Skern Lodge use carefully constructed experiential learning in breath-taking settings to optimise exposure to adventurous challenges whereby participants feel both invigorated and secure and cared about. Skern means ‘safe harbour’ which is a fitting name for our approach. This growth-oriented methodology is factored into every learners’ experience, from developing personal and social skills for school-children to support their classroom learning, to providing tailor made geography and environmental fieldwork. Our experienced and enthusiastic staff bring the natural world to life integrating curriculum learning and assessment into activities; providing full tuition at all levels from Key Stages to A Level.

At university level, our outdoor adventure residential programmes can be specifically linked to subject delivery, for building academic skills, and to heighten the adaptive capabilities of students making transitions into higher education. This includes fostering meaningful peer relationships, connections with tutors and helping to balance student expectations with those of their university.

No two courses at Skern Lodge are the same. We work in partnership with each client to design a programme that meets their aims and objectives and most importantly the needs of their learners.

Development with a difference.

Skern Training & Skills (STS) is an established and trusted name in professional skills training and development. Operating nationally, our experienced team of outdoor learning specialists provide high quality, impactful apprenticeship training and work-based upskill programmes.

In an ever-changing marketplace, we realise the importance of blending exceptional apprenticeship training within agile business needs. Therefore, we offer both end to end apprenticeships in leadership, hospitality and agriculture and bespoke apprenticeships designed, managed and delivered in partnership with businesses. This ensures our apprentices are able to acquire accredited vocational skills and behaviours within a national educational framework and align their training needs to the culture, vision and values of their particular workplace, maximising their capability to succeed.

We deliver fit for purpose vocational training through a variety of learning modes. This includes experiential leaning within an immersive outdoor education residential at one of our 11 UK based adventure centres, personal tutorials, face to face teaching and e-learning. To compliment apprenticeships, STS also provide a range of stand- alone courses such as first aid at work, safeguarding children and national governing body awards in a variety of land and water based outdoor activities. Our learners undertaking end to end apprenticeships are also able to access additional learning support and functional skills training in English and Maths.

Unleashing the potential of businesses products & people.

In2action is an award-winning training and consultancy provider, with flexible bespoke and cutting-edge solutions that will differentiate and transform your business and people. We like to think we’ve earned our reputation as a specialist team of innovators, planners, creators, trainers and operators who help businesses and individuals create truly unique experiences.

In2action design and deliver concepts with your unique goals in mind, whether you’re looking to provide an outstanding learning experience for your team or want to stand out from the competition with the most exceptional, memorable holiday experiences for your customers, the In2action team is here to help.

In2action brings a genuinely flexible and bespoke approach, driven to create outcomes that exceed expectations. We get to the human element of everything with our friendly, personable approach and know how to bring people out of their shell, whether they be a business leader, holiday maker, or team member.

We know that organising group travel is not always easy and can be stressful. We work with great travel partners across the country to provide simple, clear pricing and exceptional service to each and every one of our customers.

We can provide coach travel for any kind of trip, from day trips to residential stays, whether that’s in the UK or overseas including add-ons such as ferry crossings. Our dedicated and experienced team works with groups of all sizes to ensure a seamless experience and exceptional value for money.

Supporting school groups, faith groups, corporate and sports groups for decades, we’re proud of our reputation for reliability and value, providing flexible solutions for customers across the Inspiring Learning brand family and far beyond.

Our partnerships

Commissioned research by Inspiring Learning has identified a group of children aged 12/13 years of age referred to as ‘the forgotten middle’. These are individuals who are neither high performers nor learners requiring additional support, who deserve a chance to be recognised, shine and grow in the challenging world we now live. The Inspiring Learning Foundation (ILF) has been established to create personal and social developmental opportunities for this silent majority using the medium of fun, outdoor adventurous activities, environmental studies and the arts.

A 4 day residential programme called ‘Building Blocks to Success – transformational leadership programmes for hidden gems’, aims to empower specifically targeted individuals to follow a positive trajectory of healthy growth. Evidence of positive development will be evidenced through changes in the children’s self-perceptions of their acquired skills such as communication, environmental awareness and sociability. These skills underpin their capabilities to adapt to change and pursue ambition with new-found confidence.

Following their experiences at Inspiring Learning adventure centres across the country, they will be supported to connect with local and national organisations to build upon their new-found passion for learning and self-development and guide them towards discovering their place in the world.

Kingswood’s charity partner, the Youth Sport Trust, has a mission closely aligned to our own, to harness the power of play and sport to build a real sense of belonging for a generation, improving their health, fostering inclusion and developing character and leadership. We work together in a number of ways from fundraising to programme development to work towards their valuable strategic goals.

Camp Beaumont’s charity partner since 2021, Spread a Smile bring joy and laughter to seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families during long hospital stays. Working together, we help to raise awareness of the incredible work they do as well as raising money through various fundraising activities both within our teams and with our customers.

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