Courses at Lea Green
Each Lea Green programme is tailored specifically to the group for a combination of adventure, learning, challenge, fun, exercise and enjoyment.
The programme may involve a range of adventurous activities including, but not limited to, stream walking, climbing, rock scrambling, kayaking and canoeing, high and low ropes courses, orienteering, sports activities, problem solving, night walks and games programmes.
For those staying residentially at Lea Green, living together is part of the challenge. Participants share their time together, working as part of a team and gaining a better understanding and an appreciation of others. For many young people, staying at Lea Green is their first residential opportunity and is a chance to promote the development of self-confidence, positive relationships with others and independence.
Participants are given some free time to relax or socialise whilst at Lea Green. During these periods young people are supervised by the staff accompanying the course, supported by the duty member of Lea Green staff. Staff and volunteers accompanying groups have a responsibility to supervise young people throughout their stay.
If you want to make a booking for a date within the next seven days, please call us on 01629 534561 to check availability before completing an online booking form.
Safety at Lea Green
We are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS – Registration number L14111/R1598) to undertake adventurous activities. Whilst our primary concern is the safety of young people and participants at Lea Green there is obviously a certain amount of risk involved in such activities. If you have any concerns please contact the school / organisation planning the visit or contact us at Lea Green and we will be happy to provide you with further information.
To help us in regard to safety, there are a few rules for participants, stressing the need for responsible behaviour. Participants should be sensible, listen to group briefings and follow instructions from both centre and accompanying staff. Parents and guardians should make sure young people are aware of this before they arrive.
Derbyshire County Council does reserve the right to exclude participants who behave inappropriately or who are a risk to themselves or to others whilst at Lea Green. Any participant bringing alcohol or drugs to Lea Green will be removed from the course.
As part of Derbyshire County Council, Lea Green Centre has public liability insurance.
Schools, groups, parents of young people and participants who want to insure against: personal injury/accident, cancellation, loss or damage, personal belongings and ill health are advised to take out appropriate insurance policies as these are not covered by our public liability insurance.
Participants are provided with a recommended kit list. Please make sure that all personal belongings are clearly marked with the participant’s name. It is not advisable to bring valuable items. Any items brought to the Centre will be held at the individual’s own risk and the Centre will not be held responsible should they be lost or damaged. The use of mobile phones is prohibited when taking part in activities.
Depending on accessibility requirements, participants are either accommodated in dormitory style rooms of between two and twelve people, in ground floor accommodation in the main house, or in Meadow Lodge – a purpose built bungalow for people with additional needs. Bedrooms and changing rooms are regarded as private areas to be accessed only by those who have been allocated those rooms. Cameras or mobile phones are not allowed to be used in these areas.
Lea Green is a secure site with no access to the house after the duty member of staff has completed lock-up.
To ensure the security of our visitors here at Lea Green, we have door codes on external doors, which change on a weekly basis. All visitors are required to report to reception on arrival and are issued with name badges and the front gates are closed at night.
Medical information and medication
Please ensure that consent forms are completed for every member of your group and returned to the organising school / youth group, or to Lea Green, as appropriate.
All medication brought with the participant needs specific consent from participants and parents of young people. Medication should be clearly labelled with the participant’s name and the required dosage. For the majority of programmes or courses, school or visiting staff will control the handling and issuing of medication for young people. The school / organisation will liaise with Lea Green staff as appropriate.
Please ensure that the school or visiting organisation is informed about any allergies or dietary requirements that the participant may have, or liaise with Lea Green directly. Please contact us if you are unsure or need to discuss a dietary or medical condition.
Course participants at Lea Green do undertake activities in or near lakes and streams. Leptospirosis (Weils disease) is a rare but endemic waterborne disease in Great Britain and there is therefore a small risk of infection from contact with water. Should a participant who has attended a course at Lea Green develop flu or fever like symptoms, we advise consulting your doctor and informing them that they have had contact with inland lake and stream water.
There is a small risk of tics being present in locations where offsite activities take place. Tic bites can cause Lyme disease, which is a bacterial infection. Symptoms of Lyme disease includes a circular or oval shape rash around a tick bite. The rash can appear up to 3 months after being bitten by an infected tick, but usually appears within 1 to 4 weeks. The rash can have a darker or lighter area in the centre and might gradually spread. It’s not usually hot or itchy. The rash may be flat, or slightly raised, and look pink, red, or purple when it appears on white skin. It can be harder to see the rash on brown and black skin and it may look like a bruise. If any of the above symptoms are present, we advise that participants seek professional medical advise immediately.
We understand that at the time of booking you may not know the exact number of participants that you will be bringing to Lea Green. The deposit for your visit is required 12 weeks before your course. Any changes to your contracted group size should be made by this date by letter or email.
After this time any cancellation / reduction in numbers will result in the following percentage of the full charge being applied to the final invoice.
If an entire course is cancelled any initial deposit will be forfeited (unless an alternative booking is made)
Within 12 weeks of the start of your residential you will be charged 10% of the board and accommodation fee per unfilled place
Within 8 weeks of the start of your residential you will be charged 20% of the board and accommodation fee per unfilled place
Within 4 weeks of the start of your residential you will be charged 30% of the board and accommodation and tuition fee per unfilled place
Within 10 days of the start of your residential you will be charged 75% of the board and accommodation and tuition fee per unfilled place
On the day 100% of the board, accommodation and tuition fee per unfilled place