summer camp- Snowdonia 2024

The Summer Camp is full!

Located in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, Plas y Brenin specialises in adventure sports and life-changing experiences.

"Comfy rooms, great food, friendly staff, amazing instructors."
James Thorne
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  • The cost is £625 per student all inclusive.
  • Dates: 8th to 12th July 2024. 4 nights, 5 days from after lunch on Monday to after lunch on Friday.
  • Plas y Brenin National Outdoor Centre, Capel Curig, Conwy, LL24 0ET Wales. 
  • All accommodation is individual or twin rooms and all are ensuite. See here:
  • The camp is for home or democratically educated students aged 11 to 17 from around the world. 
  • We have space for a maximum of 30 students, places are given on a first come, first served basis. 


The camp includes 8 activities. We can choose from:

  • ‪Canoeing ‪

  • Indoor Climbing

  • Kayaking ‪ 

  • Outdoor Climbing

  • ‪Open Boating ‪

  • Abseiling

  • ‪SUP – (Stand up Paddle boarding)

  • Orienteering

  • ‪Raft Building  

  • Low Ropes

  • ‪Mountain Walk (This takes one full day)

There will also be plenty of time to hang-out, make friends and decide together what we’d like to do.

Staff Bios

Anil Sarna founded Hebden Bridge Learning Community in 2016 and The Learning Circle in 2020 with his partner Zoe out of a shared love for learning, teaching, children, nature, yoga and meditation.

Anil has previously been a Spanish and Italian teacher, yoga and meditation instructor and shiatsu therapist. He has been involved in international educational projects for more than 20 years and has launched and directed two languages schools in Spain and in the UK as well as a primary school in India. He speaks five languages and is the father of three children.

Jo Hurley graduated from the University of Wales, Bangor in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. She worked as a seal handler and then started her own business, bringing the wonders of the sea to children. She gained her PGCE in 2007 and taught Marine Biology at Falmouth Marine School in Cornwall, and set up a weekly youth club for the over 5’s. Jo then trained as a yoga instructor in Costa Rica and after teaching yoga in remote communities in Canada, returned home to settle on the island of Anglesey in North Wales where she teaches at The Learning Circle.

Lindsay Gale is a nature lover from the Lake District, introduced to yoga as a teen. Practicing for over 30 years, Lindsay went on to teach worldwide. She studied English at St Andrews before gaining a PGCE in Northumbria and working as a teacher in Kendal, Leeds, Guatemala and Portugal. Lindsay also trained as a Doula and co-created ‘Mindful Mamas’ courses for new mothers. Now living on the Costa Vicentina, Lindsay enjoys cold water dips and trekking nature’s landscapes, her passion for reading reflected in her bedside pile of books.

How to get there

Car share: we’ll do our best to facilitate car sharing. 

Train: the nearest train station is Betws-y-Coed. From there it is 20 minutes by bus (hourly) or taxi. 

Plane: the nearest airport is Manchester. 

Booking info

The deposit is £210 payable by Jan 31st and is non-refundable (because we have to pay a large deposit to the venue)