Youth Groups

Youth Groups

Looking for a fun, action-packed adventure to challenge and inspire your club or group? Look no further. We can put together a multi-activity day with a range of your preferred activities from our portfolio. Learning new skills in our safe and friendly environment will allow participants to increase confidence by stretching their own boundaries.

If you would rather develop a specific skill, we offer a range of qualifications for sailing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and canoeing.

We have a small campsite at ESSA where you can stay if you would like to make your visit longer.

We will work with you to put together an event that meets your objectives. It could be a pre-season team bonding event to develop teamwork and communication skills or an end of season club event with a BBQ. For groups such as Scouts, Guides, CCF or Sea Cadets, how about some healthy competition through rafting or dragon boat races or a sailing regatta?

We can even help with the Duke of Edinburgh Award and these Scout badges:

  • Teamwork Challenge Badge
  • Sailing Activity Badge
  • Water Activities Badge
  • Nights Away Badge
  • Paddlesports Badge
  • Dragon Boat Badge

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    What our customers say

    Thank you so much for the fun sailing session our group thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The staff at Essa were very patient and helpful.

    25th Harlow Scouts

    “I would like to convey my thanks to all staff and instructors for an amazing experience at ESSA today. The Beaver Scouts had a fantastic experience and all of them went home smiling, albeit quite tired.

    Christchurch Beavers

    Cubs and Scouts had a really good time today and your instructors were excellent, kept control gently without shouting or fuss, just perfect.

    21st Hendon Cubs and Scouts

    Took 25 cubs and scouts dragon boating and had a great time.
    I found the information before hand great and the staff on the day were very good.
    Well worth it!


    One of the best places to take children or adults for water activities, take my brownies & guides each year, the team are amazing.