This information is aimed at the young people who are visiting Bowles. Answers to all your questions can be found here. There are also links and information that can be used back at school in the classroom
What activities are we doing?
It is impossible to all the activities at Bowles within one week so you will be given a selection of the best ones.
If you would like to see a full list of activities please visit out activities page but remember that it is impossible to do them all.
What is the food like?
We provide 3 meals a day which are all home cooked and lovingly prepared. We don’t offer choices but all our food is very popular.
What can I spend my money on?
During your visit you may the chance to go to our tuck shop. The sweets that we have in stock do change all the time as do the prices. You can also buy souvenirs for family and friends. Currently the most expensive item we have are Hoodies that are around £16, caps are around £4.50. sweets range from 50p to £1.50. We do limit the amount of sweets you can buy to one per day so don’t bring a lot of money with you.
What can I do in my free time?
You don’t get much free time as you are doing activities most of the day. But we do have a couple of things you can do.
- Games room
- Common room (board games and drawing equipment available)
- Free play in the woods
- Astroturf/games area
What time do we get up and go to bed?
Breakfast is at 8.30am and the last activity finished at 9.15pm. This means that people normally get up at 8am and bed by 10pm.
Some of our climbs at Bowles are named after famous climbers. Click on the link below to find out about these climbers and get a look at the climbs they have the same names.
Bowles climbs – famous climbers
Night Walk info
Sometimes groups do an activity called Night Walk. One activity during this session is walk of the Solar System (we wont say more as this is best experienced in real life). If you liked this bit of the session you can look at the map below to find out more.
Kayaking on the Medway
Some people will be kayaking on the River Medway – you may find that once you return to school you may have to right about the river – use this document to give you some interesting facts.
How can I carry on taking part in these activities once I have left Bowles?
There are many clubs and often a quick google search can find local climbing clubs, kayaking clubs and even archery or orienteering clubs.
The British Canoe Union has some great info about events and clubs in your area.
One of the best places to go climbing is at a local climbing wall – use this map to find a wall near you. Our two most local walls are Chimera and a https://www.theordinaryclimbers.com/. There are also a few of local climbing clubs at Kent/Sussex squad and Chimera junior climbing clubs
There are many archery clubs near by too.
Bowles has its own ski racing club too – you only need to be able to do snowplough turns in join.