The Adventure Society is incredibly popular with Hampton boys. We do not meet on a weekly basis but organise a series of events throughout the year – local, national and international. The Society is open to all boys and is geared towards allowing them to face physical and mental challenges in a safe and nurturing environment.
There are a variety of activities the Lower School pupils can take part in with the Adventure Society. These include:
- Orienteering – day and night!
- Mountain biking
- High and Low Ropes Courses
As well as the above we also arrange a First Year mountain biking weekend in the autumn term and a multi-activity climbing and canoeing trip in the summer term. Second Year pupils can take part in a water sports activity weekend at Poole Harbour which focuses on sailing and kayaking. Third and Fourth Years also enjoy a multi-activity course in Snowdonia which includes mountain walking, rock climbing and abseiling, mountain biking and Canadian canoeing.
In addition to the regular Adventure Society trips, these years also enjoy biennial expeditions abroad which are organised for our older boys. For many these have been the highlight of their time at Hampton and in the past destinations have included Malawi, Namibia and Borneo. The purpose is to introduce the boys to a variety of cultures and enable them to put their skills to use in helping the local communities. Most of these expeditions involve the physical challenge of a three or four day mountain hike.
The School organises an annual Junior Ski trip for pupils in the Second and Third Year and a Senior trip for boys in the Fourth Year and above. The Junior trip usually travels at the start of the Christmas holidays and past visits have included Tignes, Les Menuires, Serre Chevalier and Alpes D’Huez. The Senior trip also travels at the start of the Christmas holidays and have recently visited Gressoney and Bormio in Italy and Winter Park and Heavenly in Colorado.