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Welcome to JCA. Let the adventure begin. About us. We are a leading provider of school activity courses the UK, established for 15 years. Operating from 13 centres across the country and 2 in France, we deliver high quality educational experiences that meet the needs of every individual.

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Welcome to JCA

Let the adventure begin...


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About us

We are a leading provider of school activity courses the UK, established for 15 years.

Operating from 13 centres across the country and 2 in France, we deliver high quality educational experiences that meet the needs of every individual.

Our courses encompass a range of outdoor activities which encourage personal and social development, inspire and motivate learning, foster independence and build confidence, all in a safe environment.

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The value of JCA

We believe that learning outside the classroom is essential to a well-rounded education. Our courses focus on engaging and enjoyable learning, and help develop life skills…

  • Learning to work together as a team

  • Achieving personal and team goals

  • Conquering fears

  • Trying new and exciting activities

  • Experiencing living away from home

  • Respecting and valuing each others abilities

  • Revealing undiscovered strengths

“Outdoor education gives depth to the curriculum and makes an important contribution to students’ physical, personal and social education.”

Ofsted, Outdoor Education – Aspects of Good Practice, September 2004

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National Curriculum

  • Our programmes are linked to Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 of the National Curriculum, our standard midweek Action & Adventure programme offers the opportunity to cover aspects of:

  • PE

  • PSHE

  • English

  • Maths

  • Art & Design

  • Design & Technology

  • Music

  • Science

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Safety is our top priority

We adhere strictly to the Activities Centre Advisory Committee (ACAC) Code of Practice

We operate strictly within the Code of Practice laid down by the British Activities Holiday Association (BAHA) of which we are full members

We are corporate members of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL)

We are affiliated to the NAHT and our Operations Director is a full member of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC)

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Our instructors

  • All JCA instructors are required to:

  • Attend an interview prior to employment - criteria for

  • selection includes suitability to work with children,

  • enthusiasm and friendliness

  • Provide two referees

  • Undergo a rigorous 3 week assessment / training

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  • Submit an Enhanced Disclosure to the Criminal

  • Records Bureau (CRB)

  • We train our instructors in National Governing Body (NGB) Qualification:

  • National Small Bore Air Rifle Association

  • British Fencing Association

  • British Orienteering Federation

  • All staff hold the HSE recognised Appointed Persons First Aid qualification and Senior Staff hold the First Aid at Work Certificate.

  • Climbing and Abseiling technique is instructed by SPA Assessed instructors and assessed by one of the UK’s leading climbing trainers/assessors (MIC qualified).

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What your trip includes…

  • Full board accommodation

  • Full activity programme

  • Full holiday insurance

  • Evening entertainment programme

  • 1:8 free places for accompanying adults

  • Activity group size maximum 1:12

  • One dedicated multi-trained instructor

  • per activity group for the duration of your course

  • Transport to off-site activity locations

  • (where applicable)

  • Achievement certificates

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Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm

between Salisbury & Andover, Wiltshire

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Cholderton

Location

The newly refurbished Cholderton Youth hostel is based at Cholderton Charlie's Farm, only 15 minutes form Stonehenge!

Originally a dairy farm, Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm is one of only 16 approved farm parks within the UK. The farm provides an excellent opportunity for young people to see some rare breeds of animals up close in their natural environment in a calm relaxed setting. Nestled in 28 acres of beautiful countryside, Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm is located on the Wiltshire and Hampshire border, only 4 miles from Stonehenge. The centre provides dormitory accommodation and an education centre, recently built to the highest standards with safety and security a priority.

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Cholderton

Accommodation

  • Multi-bedded dormitories for adults & children (2-10 beds) in one main building.

  • Shower & toilet amenities are situated throughout the hostel.

  • All dormitory rooms are heated.

  • Outdoor Tepees complete with beds for up to a total of 36

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Cholderton

Facilities

  • Our Cholderton centre offers an impressive range of facilities including:

  • New education centre

  • Lounge

  • Conservatory

  • Ewe Tree Café

  • Disabled Facilities

  • Rare Breeds Farm on site

  • BBQ facilities

  • Beautiful gardens

  • Tractor & Trailer Rides

  • Adventure Play Area

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Activities

There are lots of exciting and adventurous JCA activities to choose from…

Cholderton

Orienteering

Mini Olympics

Pioneering

Pond Dipping

Rocket Launch

Sports Activities

Survival

Team Challenge

Wild West

Wide Games

World of Sport

Abseiling

Air-Golf

Archery

Blind Trail

Climbing

Camp Fire

Circus Frenzy!

Dance Mania

Initiative Exercises

Fencing

Hike

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Photographs may not have been taken at Cholderton, but represent the activities available


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Cholderton

Sample Programme

Times and activities may vary from the sample timetable above.

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All specialist equipment is provided.

Children are required to bring suitable outdoor clothing for activities.



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