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Bioasis 5

Our flagship Bioasis Mission involves 5 days and 4 nights of adventure, conservation and personal development blended into one amazing outdoor school residential experience!


Step into a dystopian world to complete a secret, rebel mission crammed with exciting activities - think canoe expedition, hiking, team building, bushcraft, code-breaking and environmental science surveys!

 

Bioasis 5 is a full-on expedition known for having fun, reconnecting with nature and cross-curricular outdoor learning. Our multiple hidden camps make it an easy choice for year group residentials set in a beautiful, remote park of the UK.

 

The Bioasis 5 can also be run as a biology or geography field trip. We offer a bespoke programme to each school and can include specific curriculum elements to the mission.


Looking for an end of year UK school residential with off-grid living, immersive adventure challenges, practical conservation and environmental work?

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The Bioasis 5 - 5 Day Classic Adventure Mission - Exeter, UK

Mission: BIOASIS 5

5 Day, 4 night - The Classic Bioasis Mission

Suitable Age: 12 - 16 yrs

 

Group size: Minimum 10 and maximum 150 across three camp locations,  making this an ideal option for year group residentials.

When: Missions run Monday to Friday. from May to end September.

Mission Objectives: Decrypt codes to locate mission start point and Bioasis basecamp. Establish renewable energy and water sources. Locate food & equipment drops on land and water. Wildlife and biodiversity survey work & conservation volunteer activities. Environment clean up. Camera trapping. Bioasis defence force training. Regular radio reports to Bioasis Mission Control required. Plan for post-mission return and guerrilla rewilding activities.

  • Mission based programme.

  • Canoeing.

  • Hiking.

  • Field archery.

  • Navigation and bushcraft sessions.

  • Hands on conservation work.

  • Environmental surveys & estuary clean up

For a sample day to day programme see below.


Transport: Walking, canoe

Skills & Learning Outcomes: Renewable energy circuits, Leave No Trace philosophy, navigation, canoe skills & safety, camera trapping and use of moth lights, bat detecting, flora and fauna ID, search and rescue, plastics, recycling and circular economies, communications, food hygiene & preparation, camp & bushcraft skills, teamwork, problem solving, conservation & rewilding.

Mission start point:  Confidential. RV and Ex-Fil points disclosed once team confirmed and trust established.

Price: from £535 + VAT per person.

Price varies on group size and dates, please contact us for quote. Prices are plus VAT and include free teacher places. As an educational trip, it is usually possible for most schools to reclaim VAT on these trips through your usual channels.

“The staff were all, without exception, fabulous. Nothing, and I mean nothing, was too much trouble… A huge thank you too to the kitchen staff ... the FOOD was terrific. Well thought out and thank god not the usual 'chips and ....'. The ethos of having compost loos backs up your eco mission and sends a great message and they were kept spotlessly clean… The canoe trip was just beautiful.”

UK residential camp and forest skills

“Brilliant. The location, activities and staff were fantastic. The activities were varied and engaging, many fitting in perfectly with the A level environmental science course, but also well-paced.”

What's included? 

 

  • All food from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 5

  • Accommodation in purpose built off-grid Bioasis basecamp

  • All activities as per sample mission below

  • All technical and safety equipment

  • Comprehensive Pre-Mission information including kit list, radio communications guide and mission briefing.

  • Experienced Mission Leaders and activity / support staf​f

  • Industry leading safety systems, including emergency and evacuation plans. See our Safety page for more information

What's not included? 

  • Transport to/from the Mission Start Point (located in SW England)

  • Personal equipment (e.g. sleeping bag, boots etc) - a full kit list will be provided on booking.

  • Travel Insurance (should you wish to take it out to cover you in case you have to cancel).

 

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Bioasis Basecamps

The Bioasis has three main basecamps, each fully equipped with sustainable energy sources, comfortable multi-occupancy tents, a field kitchen, mess tent, composting toilets, bucket showers and a fire pit area. The location of basecamp may change depending on the seasons and the current threat from local industrialists. Potential locations include:

 

Holbe Meadow Camp (pictured left) lies to the west of the estuary, tucked away between a beautiful wildflower meadow and ancient woodland. The bird life, bees and bats here are magical, as are the stars at night.

 

Yarnin Fort Camp is situated at almost the highest point in The Bioasis, in a wildflower meadow, and has commanding views across the valley and down to the estuary. Witnessing dawn here is truly special.

 

Orche Wood Camp is hidden at the very heart of The Bioasis and surrounded by ancient forest and salt marshes. It’s secluded, atmospheric and a real gem of a location.  

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Bioasis 5 Sample Programme: 

 

The year is 2074 and following the climate change apocalypse, the world is in crisis. Our Mission is to assemble a team, locate our Mission Start Point, trek into The Bioasis and undertake a 5 day mission to start the process of rewilding the planet earth.


Day 1: Meet your Mission Leader at your Mission Start Point (MSP). 3km to 5km trek to the Bioasis basecamp (depending on MSP). Afternoon briefing and basecamp task allocations. Set up wildlife cameras and small mammal traps.


Day 2: Canoe based search and rescue mission, undertake scouting mission of estuary and salt marshes, conduct water testing. Afternoon estuary/beach clean up. PM check traps.


Day 3: Morning woodland species identification and conservation work e.g. removal of invasive species such as Himalayan Balsam or Rhododendron. Afternoon animal tracking, bushcraft and fire lighting. Evening bat survey work.


Day 4: Full day expedition within The Bioasis to meet with Bioasis defence force. Afternoon field archery, conservation work and checking camera traps. Prepare for final evening dinner and guerrilla rewilding activities outside The Bioasis.


Day 5: Depart basecamp, transfer or trek out of The Bioasis to train station or MSP for journey home.


Please note: The exact order of days and nature of the mission activities may vary depending on weather, tide times and other factors outside of our control.

“One of the best experiences of my life, I learned so much from this place and spending time with friends and doing all sorts of different activities was by far the best.”

- Student Feedback, Bioasis 5 Mission 2022.

 

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How to book your Bioasis 5 mission

Please contact missioncontrol@thebioasis.com to register your interest or phone 01392 790012 to chat to one of the team.

 

We can then send you more information and an overview of our safety management system and sample risk assessments. We’ll also create marketing materials for you to start gaining interest from students and parents including a parent information pack, assembly and posters.

Deposit: £150+VAT due at time of booking.
Interim: £250+VAT due 90 days prior to mission start.
Balance: £135+VAT due 45 days prior to mission start.

 

Financial protection and peace of mind

All Bioasis Missions are financially protected by Trust My Travel, in accordance with Package Travel Regulations requirements. Please click on the logo below for more information on TMTProtects.me financial protection.  We hold all legally required licences, including AALA. In addition, we are member sof the British Activity Providers Association (BAPA) and have been awarded The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge - a nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision AND effective risk management.

   

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