This five-day Biology Residential Camp is ideal for young people considering studying biology or ecology at University. Do you want to enrich your field experience and explore some of the possible career pathways?

This residential is only open to young people who will be aged 16 – 18 years old at the time of attending.

We want to ensure participants get to share in their experience with those of a similar age. Please consider what age the attendee will be on the course date and check they fit into the age category when booking.

If the attendee is under 18, the booking must be made by a parent/guardian. When you book, it is essential that you enter the age and attendees name in the Order Notes at the checkout.

When attending the residential dates which welcome 16-18 year olds, all participants will be expected to follow the behaviour and conduct rules which will be in place to safeguard young people.

Tutor: Field Studies Council Staff

Courses are led by experienced Field Studies Council staff.

Example Timetable

Example Timetable
Day 1 
Arrive-1200
Welcome, show in and ice breakers, ecology immersion session.
team session (team games/orienteering challenge)

Day 2  
full day investigation into biodiversity in a local environment
workshop – data analysis/statistical analysis

Day 3  
Full day investigation into succession and its effect of plant distribution
Workshop data presentation/GIS skills

Day 4  
Two half day sessions in different habitats and how to sample within them.
Campfire end of course celebration.

Day 5  
Participants undertake small scale local investigations as a progression of what they have learnt throughout the week.  These mini- investigations will then be presented to the rest of the group.

Depart 1500 

Please note: to ensure safe and quality learning experiences for students, the timetable may alter depending on weather conditions and local factors at centres.

What's Included

Before You Attend

What shall I bring?  

Boots or wellingtons
Waterproof jacket & trousers
Hat and Gloves for warm and cold weather
Wash kit
Suitable clothing for the time of year
Small day rucksack
Head torch
Water bottle and lunch box

This residential is only open to young people who will be aged 16 - 18 years old at the time of attending.

We want to ensure participants get to share in their experience with those of a similar age. Please consider what age the attendee will be on the course date and check they fit into the age category when booking.

If the attendee is under 18, the booking must be made by a parent/guardian. When you book, it is essential that you enter the age and attendees name in the Order Notes at the checkout.

When attending the residential dates which welcome 16-18 year olds, all participants will be expected to follow the behaviour and conduct rules which will be in place to safeguard young people.