Camping Weekends

  • Overview

  • Camping

  • 3 Day Course

  • Group Adventure

  • Itinerary

  • Grade

  • Date

  • Prices

  • Gear

  • Extras

Trip: Camping Weekend

 

Altitude: 2000 to 2500ft (Varies according to location)


Route: Kerry Mountains - Cork Mountains - Clare Mountains - Wicklow Mountains - Connemara


Date: Summer & Autumn - TBD - contact us


Duration: Varies depending on the course chosen


Grade: Moderate


Price: Varies - contact us for pricing 

 

Camping Weekends & Survival Courses

That are suitable for all - young, old, male, female, experienced or a total novice to the outdoors. Individuals & Private Groups welcome.

 

We meet at one of our various locations throughout Ireland. After introductions, briefing (and maybe a light lunch!) your (survival) training begins. While all courses at the Pat Falvey School of Mountaineering have a course outline, skills are taught with a 'hands on' approach in an informal, fun environment by our fully trained and highly experienced trainers. 

A weekend of light weight camping & tuition in the uplands of Ireland. A wonderful experience to share with family, friends, work mates - all groups catered for. Skills gained include introduction into the outdoors, backwoods cooking, introduction to navigation skills & Ireland's upland flora & fauna.

Learn to keep your head in difficult situations! Gain skills by putting them into practice. Course involves sleeping in the great outdoors (in self built shelters), navigation skills (map work and nature), camp craft and:

 

  • Planning and Preparation for your time on the hills

  • Fire Lighting & Water Sourcing

  • Safety Measures & Essentail items to carry

  • Backwoods Cooking (NO ANIMALS HARMED DURING THE COURSE)

  • Emergency procedures & Survival Equipment

  • S.O.S SignalsLooking for something different - Look no further! Learn how to make your own shelters, how to trap and prepare as well as cook your own food. An experience you will never forget. We can tailor your course to include special activities plus content as outlined in our 3 Day Survival Course. (surprise element!) Fun adventure weekend packed with activity!

  • Looking after yourself - Health & Hygiene

  • And lots more...

Looking for something different - Look no further! Learn how to make your own shelters, how to trap and prepare as well as cook your own food. An experience you will never forget. We can tailor your course to include special activities plus content as outlined in our 3 Day Survival Course. (surprise element!) Fun adventure weekend packed with activity!

 

Can be done to encourage bonding within families or a 'united' team approach within groups. Learn how to deal with situations as they arise! Children and adults cope differently and also in how they learn. A young child may not take in everything that they are taught but participation leads to learning. Skills learnt encourage young and old to 'have a sense about them'. We all do things at times without being prepared fully, either mentally or physically. To take the time to learn some of the essential survival skills, it might one day prove to be invaluable and save your life or someone elses. Skills learned outlined in 3 Day Survival Course

 

Just what your team needs to think as one! Combination of Survival Skills over 1, 2 or 3 Days to be tailored to suit your company's needs!

Friday evening - Sunday lunch time (or week day equivalent)

 

Contact us to discuss date availability 

 

Weekends can be aided or unaided

 


Trek: Moderate

Suitable to all and can be achieved by a beginner with training being provided as you go. A good level of fitness is desirable to allow you to enjoy your weekend

 

 

Summer & Autumn - Contact us to check availability. Dates Coming Soon!

 

 

Camping: €150per person - Minimum number: 8 - Maximum number 14

 

Survival Skills: €200 per person - Minimum number: 4 - Maximum number 10

 

Team Building Course: Contact us to discuss details of your event

 

Group Bookings & Discounts Available

 

Price includes:

 

  • Tentage & Cooking Equipment
  • Return transport to Start Point

Price excludes:

 

  • Personal items (See recommended Gear List)

 


Tentage and cooking gear supplied. Personal gear is your own!

 

Equipment:
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag

  • Walking stick

  • Day sack/backpack

  • Headtorch/headlamp

  • Basic First Aid Kit

  • Water bottle

  • Penknife (useful)

  • Clothing

  • Good walking boots and socks

  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse

  • Trekking pants

  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/rain-pants

  • Underwear including long johns

  • T-shirts

  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper

  • Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses (summer) Goggles (Winter)

  • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves

 

Other:

  • Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)

  • Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds & repair Kit (i.e needle, thread, duct tape)

  • Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in. LEAVE NO TRACE!

  • Matches or a lighter - e.g. burn toilet paper

  • Trail snacks

  • Zip-Up bags for camera

 


Extras:

 

We offer Free Pick Up & Drop Off service within a 15 mile radius of the start/end point. Accommodation can be arranged for nights pre & post course. Contact us for details.

 

All course participants receive a Completion Certificate at the end of the course.

 

Food: During the course, nature will provide your meals (with meat/ poultry being supplied) vegetarians, vegans or special dietary requirements can be catered for. Just let us know what you need!

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