schools & duke of edinburgh camping

With sites in Surrey, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, Embers Camping offers ideal venues for school groups of all ages.

From day adventures with Bushcraft sessions to overnight stays under a canvas bell tent, our large sites offer the perfect setting for your school group.  Situated in the New Forest and close to the South Downs and Surrey Hills, our sites are also ideal for those DofE overnight stays. All come complete with campfires, catering and a huge range of outdoor fun and educational experiences.  

"A great campsite in a fantastic setting. Embers has given our students a brilliant environment to start their DofE experience" - DofE Coordinator Ashcombe School, booking for the 3rd year at Embers Camping.

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We can tailor packages to suit many different budgets, so do get in contact with one of our team to discuss your requirements.

Day rates start from £5 per child to £10 per child with 2 activities, including a basic Bushcraft session.

Overnight stays for schools start at £9 per child with a minimum of 2 nights over a weekend.  You can hire camping equipment such as tents, each pitch comes with a fire basket for campfires cooking or take advantage of our delicious pizzas, burgers or hotdogs freshly made on site.

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Embers offer an array of accommodation options: bring your own tents and pitch up or hire Bell tents for your school group (each tent sleeps 6-8 children), pre-pitched with bunting and carpets; or get your group into teams to set up camp as a challenge.

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Our sites each come complete with home comforts such as piping hot showers and flushing toilets and some even have underfloor heating in the shower and toilet blocks. We insist on always taking the greatest care of the environment and 95% of our on-site energy is generated by solar power.

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Tell us what you’re hoping to achieve from your time with us and allow us to help tailor the perfect day of activities for your group. Or just tell us in advance which activities you’d like your group to enjoy and we’ll make sure everything is all set up and ready for you.

Wood fired pizzas
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Our pizzas are freshly made on site using fresh ingredients in our wood fired ovens - a fantastic way to cater for your group! We can also provide vegetarian options.

Roaring campfires
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Keep warm at night with toasty campfires in firebaskets, that come standard with each pitch. You can cook on these large baskets or light up to heat marshmallows.

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Embers provides many onsite food options: each site has a shop on site providing snacks, drinks and premium coffees. We also provide BBQ hot food such as scrummy burgers in the evening and tasty bacon rolls in the morning.