HOAC has an excellent reputation for its summer courses for 8 – 18 year olds and are now able to extend this to 5 – 8 years olds.
Safety and quality of instruction are, as always, a priority and our instructors are chosen for their ability to work with the appropriate age group. To help make sessions as stress free and enjoyable as possible we ask that a responsible adult remains on site for the duration of the activity (We advise there is a maximum of 2 children per adult).
Adults may be encouraged to join in for parts of the session, helping with boat rigging, launching and recovery or joining in as we explore the lake in powerboats, sailing boats and katakanus (twin-hulled extremely stable canoes).
A fun opportunity for youngsters to try these activities in a safe and reassuring environment.
Dates: Each week from 17th July to 1st September (5 sessions over the week)
Times: 10.00am – 12.00noon
Costs: 1 day £25, 2 days – £48, 3 days – £69, 4 days £84, 5 days £100 If the responsible adult wishes to get involved in the session there is no extra charge.
Age Range: 5 – 8 years (yr1 – yr3) – must be in full time education.
The activities can be booked as individual days. We highly recommend booking the whole week, to get the most out of the activities.
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|Description of Day|
Sailing with Parents
|This session allows children and adults to sail together in a Drascombe Longboat, where the instructor will be in the boat with you.|
|An exciting adventure exploring HOAC’s varied wildlife around the lake whilst completing an ‘I-spy’ sheet. We encourage adults to come along too, helping the instructor keep control of their rowdy crew!|
Intro to Sailing
|This session introduces complete beginners to sailing with activities that are easy to understand and specially tailored for younger children.|
|Grab your nets and go hunting in HOAC’s pond for wildlife before heading back into the labs to investigate your catch under the microscopes. You will also get a chance to travel in our large powerboat looking for birds and trawling for bugs.|
|Prepare yourselves for adventure as we explore further from shore in a variety of boats to hunt for treasure. This session will involve a journey to one of our floating islands were we will stop for a snack before continuing our journey.|