Activities

Activities General Information

A large number of activities are available on-site for youngsters between the ages of 6 and 80! Skilled Instructors are available for most activities but must be booked well in advance of your visit.

Sessions booked using Kinver Instructors are 1.5 hours long including all safety talks and gearing up. Recommended numbers state on the booking form are for Leaders guidance but remember the larger the group the more waiting around there will be!

We welcome groups providing their own instructors but we will expect to see proof of their qualification. We also provide training for Scout Leaders to obtain activity permits so they can run their own sessions.

Activities and instructors are available all year round depending on the weather. Occasionally activity facilities are closed down in the winter for essential maintenance so please check with the warden before booking.


Abseiling

This activity takes place on our purpose built activity tower and can be booked with climbing (see below). This activity is more suitable for Scout age and above but is open to all.  We recommend a better alternative for young folks is the zip wire (see below).

All equipment is provided, and qualified Instructors are generally available if requested.

Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.

Archery

The camp has its own archery range with an all weather cover, and lighting. This activity is very suitable for all age groups.

All equipment is provided, and qualified Instructors are generally available if requested.

Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.


Bat Detecting

Electronic bat detection equipment is available, along with reference material. This activity is very suitable for all age groups.

This is an evening activity which uses the equipment provided to listen to the sonar (sound navigation and ranging) signal used by bats to navigate and locate food. With practice it is possible to identify different species of bat.

Climbing

This activity takes place on our purpose built activity tower and can be booked with abseiling (see above). This activity is suitable for all age groups as we have routes for all abilities.

All equipment is provided, and qualified Instructors are generally available if requested.

Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.

Crate Stacking

This activity challenges a team to build a tower of crates with a member on top, as high as possible. The attempt end when the tower topples.

This activity takes place in an area next to the activity tower. This activity is suitable for all age groups.

All equipment is provided, and qualified Instructors are generally available if requested.

Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.



Crossbow Shooting

This activity is done on the camps archery range with its all weather cover, and lighting.

All equipment is supplied by the camp. This activity is currently not available at Kinver Camp for those under Cub age.

You must not bring your own crossbows to the campsite.

NSRA (National Small-Bore Rifle Association) Instructors (Crossbow) are generally available, and should be booked at the same time as the activity. Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.

The Crossbow Shooting Consent Form (available from here) must be completed by all participants, and handed to the Instructor prior to the activity.

Grass Sledging

Four sledges are available for this activity. This activity is very suitable for all age groups.

Note that this is a Leader controlled activity, no instruction is necessary.

Pond Dipping

There is an environmental wildlife pond on site.

Equipment is available for pond dipping, including basic reference material.

For ecological reasons, this activity is not available between October and April.



Rifle Shooting

The camp has its own 10 metre air rifle shooting range available. A covered shelter, and lighting makes it available at any time of the day or year

All equipment, including the air rifles are supplied by the camp. This activity is more suitable for those of Cub age and above but is open to all.

You must not bring your own guns to the campsite.

NSRA (National Small-Bore Rifle Association) Instructors are generally available, and should be booked at the same time as the activity. Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will be required to provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications.

The Rifle Shooting Consent Form (available from here) must be completed by all participants, and handed to the Instructor prior to the activity.

Zip Wire

This activity takes place on our purpose built activity tower. This activity is suitable for all age groups.

All equipment is provided, and qualified Instructors are generally available if requested.

Instructors doing this activity all need to be signed of by a member of the Kinver Camps activity team. Therefore Groups wishing to use their own Instructors will need to make arrangements with the site prior to their visit.


Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls