River School

Approach to mouth of River Dart Estuary with Canoe Adventures

River School

Suitable for:8+ years

River School.   "Where nature is the teacher and the river is our guide"

Life Skills, Fun and Adventure on the River Dart Estuary

We provide fun and rewarding outdoor education activities for children on the River Dart estuary.  As well as our BIG canoes, we also have access to kayaks, canoes, rafts and some secret shore locations which we bring together to deliver unforgettable learning experiences.
Child-led learning and exploration happens freely and naturally, with distinct learning outcomes following our structured River School curriculum.
We support learning, discovery and play on and off the water, developing resilience for today’s rapidly changing world.

  • An exciting opportunity to explore the River Dart by canoe, learn bushcraft skills and gain river knowledge.
  • Each session will have a different theme to suit the season with activities including campfire building and cooking, knife skills, wild swimming, free play and exploration and time to just hang out by the river. 
  • Evening Sessions - Every other Wednesday throughout the second half of summer term and the first half of autumn term. 
  • Full, Day Adventures  - Going further in our canoes on 5+ hour expeditions, experiencing the river in the different seasons
  • A fun and safe experience for both girls and boys.
  • Led by Canoe Adventures Director, bushcraft instructor and youth mentor, Hugh Clifford. 
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