Youth Fun

Skern Lodge provides challenging and fun courses for groups, regardless of age, ability or experience for many varied youth organisations.

They all come to Skern Lodge either residentially or for a day out.  We have had everything from a 3 year old birthday party, a scout camp, a rugby tour to a ruby wedding anniversary!

A great choice of activities together with new experiences, a real sense of achievement, lots of fun and a caring and supportive environment for learning are just some of the qualities that make our courses unforgettable.

Choose from our wide range of exciting activities including:

Water based activities

  • Surfing
  • Body boarding
  • Surf kayaking
  • River kayaking
  • Pool kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Raft building
  • powerboating
  • Swimming pool

Land based activities

  • Archery
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • High ropes
  • Tunnels
  • Zip line
  • Assault course
  • Orienteering
  • Hartland day
  • Team challenge
Youth Groups

Residential Courses

You only need a minimum of 6 people to make a residential group booking.  You can then choose dates and activities to suit you.  Small groups involving carers and maybe just one young person are possible at various times of the year; please contact us to discuss your requirements. (Prices)

Mix the main activities with some less tiring options if you like to ensure the pace and variety suits your group.  Visit the beach, and play – three miles of sand and sea, or visit the various local attractions within beautiful North Devon.

Daily Bookings
Whether you are a local group or planning a trip to North Devon, we can arrange a day to suit your groups needs.
Days and half days
are available throughout the year for groups of 6 or more participants. 

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Uniformed youth groups

Scouts, Cubs and Guides
 
Camp or Residential
Over the years many scouts, cubs and guide groups have used Skern for their camp or residential experience.

You can take advantage of a full activity programme throughout your whole stay or you can arrange your own activities during your stay, all we ask is that 25% of your time is on one of our activity sessions. (e.g. For a 4 day stay, you must book one full day or two half days activities).
You can stay in our comfortable accommodation, offering a range of rooms from 2 to 8 people with separate en-suite rooms for the leaders.  If you would rather camp, then our front field offers an ideal location with a fantastic vista across the Taw and Torridge estuary.  With toilets and hot showers nearby, along with an area for washing dishes, it is also possible for you to arrange your own self catering option. But if you prefer, we can provide all your meals during your stay.

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Sports Tours

Skern Lodge is a great venue for your next sports tour 
• Comfortable accommodation
• Healthy and tasty food
• Exciting adventurous activities
• Bar on site
• Several local football and rugby clubs within 1 hour with large youth sections
• Meeting and social rooms available


There are not many venues where both dads and lads, or mums and daughters could feel that their needs are ideally met, both with lounges and bar to socialise, safe and secure areas where children can play inside and out and a place that understands what goes on when clubs go on tour.  Our flexible approach and great customer care makes us an ideal venue.
What's possible on your active sports tour package?

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Click here for a useful checklist to organising your residential trip