Nick Thorn Schools

Nick Thorn has a long history of working with schools in and around the UK & Europe. This experience enables us to offer schools the perfect activity day packages! We can offer an unprecedented level of teaching – from surf coaching to fully accredited educational courses such as the Surf Lifesaving Awards. Choose from one-off surf sessions, weekend surf camp specials, fully residential courses –


The Junior Lifeguard is catered for Schools and the prices start from £22.50 for large groups of over 15 children booked through a school, organisation or association.

Dates Available:

  • April 4th and 11th
  • May 30th
  • July 25th
  • 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August

Please bring a packed lunch and warm clothes.


We can cater for Primary, Secondary, Colleges and summer schools. Classes can expect to learn about water safety, beach awareness, tidal changes, wave generation, wave & weather forecasting, types of surf & rescue equipment, and surf etiquette!

The programs we have in place aim to develop the student’s confidence, team work, social and people skills, while hopefully creating a new fun and healthy sporting interest for life.



Activities available


  • Junior life guard day
  • Board rescue
  • Board paddling skills
  • Basic water rescues on boards
  • Swimming and survival skills
  • Learning how to help rescue a person in trouble – towing.
  • Beach safely
  • Signals / flags

Surfing is the most popular of the activities. At Nick Thorn Surf Coaching we are proud to be specialists – Nick is a Level 4 Master Surf Coach and can teach all people from beginners to advanced surfers.


Coasteering is an adventure activity that includes short sections of traversing around sea cliffs close to the water as well as short swims and lots of jumps from the cliffs into the sea. Jumps can be from as low as one foot up to 20 feet!


Stand up paddleboarding

Stand up paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing watersports in the world. We are one of the first schools in the UK to teach stand up paddleboarding. South West England is one of the best locations to discover this new exhilarating experience. Stand up paddleboarding has origins in West Africa and in Polynesia and people are paddling on rivers, lakes, and oceans all over the world. Stand up paddle surfing is just one small discipline of the sport with the fastest growing areas being on lakes, estuaries and rivers with individuals paddling recreationally, downwind or racing.

Our accommodation

With 3 fields to offer there’s plenty of space to pitch your tent. One field in particular offers the most spectacular view across the fields to Putsborough, Woolacombe bay and even Wales on a clear day!
Five star facilities in a newly converted barn are a recent addition to the farm within the last few years. Slate work tops,  traditional Belfast sinks, giant shower heads, fridge, kettle and spare sockets add a touch of luxury to the standard camping experience. This hidden gem is like no other and well worth a visit, if only for a night…