Information for Parents 

Information for Parents and Guardians

Quaystage Training Ltd, through the Sail Camp and its Education@sea programmes, aspires to deliver an experience that will enable young people to:

  • develop as a person
  • learn and develop new skills
  • participate in an opportunity that will make a lasting impression
  • build friendships to last a lifetime

Why Quaystage Training?

Key Facts:

  • Specialists in working and training young people
  • Professional Instructors and skippers from sail training backgrounds
  • Courses available to meet school keystage year groupings
  • Specialist outdoor education providers for Schools and youth sector.

At Quaystage Training we understand that parents, guardians and teachers want the children within their care to develop into independent young people, capable of making positive choices that enable them to maximise their strengths, overcome their weaknesses and reach their full potential.

What is important for us when selecting an adventure for young people?

  • The safety of the young people 
  • To give young people an outstanding experience
  • The lasting impact that our adventures can have
  • The development of skills and experiences that stay with the young person throughout school, college, university and most importantly, throughout their lives.

At Quaystage Training we believe that: 

When you reach out to a young person’s imagination and stimulate their confidence, you can influence their future.

Investing in a young person's  future

Consider the cost of these adventures as an investment in your child’s future. Recent results from surveys about sail training are compelling and are a true testament to the value of our programmes.

Sail Camp and Dive Camp programmes are more than voyages with instruction in sailing and diving; they are a total educational experience.
 

Booking your child's Voyage

Through experience in this field, we understand how difficult it can be sending your child away from home - be it for the first time or the fiftieth. Therefore, we try to make the booking process for our voyages as efficient and as informative as possible.

There are essentially 5 main stages:

Enquiry stage

  • We do our best to be as informative as possible so that a young person (with the support of a parent/guardian) can find the right programme for them, know what it entails and what to expect, and know how much money they need to raise.

Booking stage

  • We will send out booking forms to be completed and returned to us. These include personal details, passport information, next of kin details, medical history, dietary requirements, etc.

Fundraising stage

  • We will provide every young person with a Fundraising Pack which is packed full of information and ideas on how they might work towards raising the money for their trip. We find that they gain a real sense of self-achievement from this process. British Nationals aged between 16-25 can also apply to Quaystage Training for a bursary towards the cost.

Preparation stage

  • This involves individually booking travel insurance for the voyage (which we are available to offer guidance on) and making sure that they have everything they need. We supply a Recommended Kit List. They will also need to make any travel arrangements such as travel and flights etc. 

Ready to go!

  • With all forms and payments received and all preparation done, we will be waiting to welcome you on board!


We are here to help

We like to keep in touch with young people, and parents/guardians, to see how fundraising efforts and other preparations are going.  We're always on hand to answer any questions or queries that may arise along the way.