A busy week!

Hotel Bell Tent

The 16th – 20th July has been the busiest week Carlton Lodge has ever had.

We welcomed Millthorpe School’s year 8’s from York.

They brought 164 Students and teachers to experience and enjoy what the outdoors has to offer. The activities ranged from Dry Stone walling to Gorge walking and everyone of the students had an amazing time. As you can imagine a group of 164 for a site that only has enough beds for 96 is quite a challenge. How did we do it you ask? Well a lot of hard work, some amazing staff and fantastic support. Especially from Hotel Bell Tent, who kindly donated three of their bell tents. This gave 24 young people a fantastic place to sleep. The tents even stood up to the biggest thunder storm and torrential downpour, which lasted for about four hours. So once again a massive thank you to Hotel Bell Tent for donating three tents, they have made a massive difference to the young people who have stayed in them this year.

The intructing team, supported by our Youth Development team swelled from our usual 8 to over 25 instructors, some new faces and some we haven’t seen for a while. All were amazing and ensured that not only did the young people stay safe, which is always the priority, but that they had an experience never to be forgotten.

Last but not least is the facilities team that worked all day, every day, to make sure the buildings were clean and that everyone got fed. The size of the trays of pies, mac and cheese and the number of sandwiches made was phenomenal. We look forward to doing it all again next year when Millthorpe return.

"I particularly enjoyed the zip wire because i felt like i was flying"

Tom W, Aged 12 

“I am writing to say a giant THANK YOU for making Carlton Lodge the best experience of my life!”

Jasmin, aged 10

We can honestly say this is the best residential we have ever attended. 

Thorpe Primary School - June 2018

Everyone loved it and didn’t want to leave, even with the snow.

12th Harrogate, St.Marks, Brownies

“The rooms were excellent and the food was gorgeous!”

James, Aged 9

“The instructors made me smile because I knew I was safe in their hands.”

Kaitlyn, aged 10

 “Always a real pleasure to come to Carlton Lodge. A lovely setting, amazing friendly staff and comfortable accommodation. Can't wait for next year for more of the same.”

Ings Primary School - May 2018

"The group were all encouraged and supported to achieve their goals - amazing instructors!"

College Tutor, North Yorkshire

"This was our best visit ever, mainly due to Sam and Jake who totally understood our students. The Catering staff were so friendly and of course the food was delicious"

King James School - Sept 2018

"We were extremely impressed by the professionalism, enthusiasm and patience that your instructors showed in every activity."

Youth Worker, Hull

“It was the best school trip ever, I would like to go back and do it all again.”

Maddison, aged 10

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