Watersports at the Argelès-sur-Mer case study

Cambridge Regional College Watersports trip

This white water rafting & canyoning trip brought out the very best of the students

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Dale Turner, Head of Uniformed Services
“The Voyager programme is in a class of its own. The staff are superb and the activities, including White Water Rafting and Canyoning, really challenge our students, bringing out the very best in them. We love it!”
  • Dates - Sat 7th to 15th May
  • 4* Taxo Les Pins, Argeles sur Mer
  • Group size 39 paying & 4 free places

Our watersports school trip with Voyager Adventure

The Learning Objectives for the trip are to broaden learner’s ability to deal with difficult and challenging experiences. It is a vocational trip which aims to prepare students for the workplace, giving them confidence,  plus exposure to professional and ‘lift’ experiences which will lead onto successful employment for the rest of their lives. Having run the trip 6 times now, we know students get to use all their skills in difficult and challenging situations, which builds character.

The best aspect of the programme is the variety of Voyager activities (sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and more). The instructors are really enthusiastic about their work and it is obvious to the students, it really rubs off on them. The instructors remember us from one year to the next which helps a lot. The activities can be quite technical, so it’s about pitching it at the right level and explaining in a clear way, which they do really well. The students learn and quickly grasp what to do. Part of this is making sure the students are listening to instructions - remembering all their names really helps. The equipment is also always new.

The thing which sets the Voyager programme above any other we have done is the quality of the high adrenalin off-site activities. The White-Water Rafting is awesome, with the instructors personalising the experience to our group’s needs and abilities. The Wakeboarding park is great and the Canyoning is immense. The students find it a massive challenge, which is just what we want. We would go back to Argeles just for this!!

The evening entertainment is great, with lots of team games and activities, plus the opportunity for students to hang out.

Voyager produce a GoPro video for the week, which is great to show Parents and future groups. It also makes a great momento for the students.

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What about the accommodation?

“We have stayed at the Taxo site six times now and it is ideal for our group. The location is perfect and the facilities are just what we need - the swimming pool and football pitches are great for our students who still have energy to burn off at the end of the day.”

“The self-contained caravans are superb for the students and the single rooms for staff are always appreciated.”

“We are an older group and so some of our students need a lot of food, which the restaurant are happy to oblige.”

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What were the Learning Outcomes from the trip?

“Significant development in team building skills and developing problem solving skills. Students also develop an ability to relate practical skills under pressure with other students who are at different levels to them.”

Did the trip come in on budget?

“Yes, always.”

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Why do you choose to travel with Voyager?

“The Argeles activity programme is in a class of its own, both in terms of the activites and the standards of Health & Safety. It is so good and the organisation is so easy, that I’ve had no problem finding new Party Leaders to take it over.”

“The support we receive from the Voyager office, including the support material you provide (leaflets, presentations, posters) plus the support we receive from the guys in resort, makes my job easy.”

Headline Itinerary

Day 1 & 2

Travel to Argeles sur Mer.

Day 3

Full day of Watersports. Evening ents.

Day 4

Full day Wakeboarding. Evening ents.

Day 5

Full day of Watersports. Evening ents.

Day 6

Full day White Water Rafting. Eve ents.

Day 7

Canyoning & High Ropes. Evening ents.

Day 8 & 9

Return to UK.

What's included?

  • 4 free places based on 39 paying students
  • Executive Coach
  • 6 nights full board accommodation
  • Full activity programme including 2 days Watersports, White Water Rafting, Wakeboarding, Canyoning and High Ropes
  • Fully Comprehensive Insurance
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