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Camping in a tent is just the best fun ever…

At East Dene we use canvas bell tents to create that traditional retro feel in a campsite that overlooks the rolling ocean – or so the English Channel becomes for excited young minds with imagination! There is no need to worry about putting the tents up as they are pre-pitched from Easter to September; all the hard work is done for you. All you need to bring are your sleeping bags and marshmallows!

Each School has its own village of tents with individual tents or shared tents for leaders, a fire pit and flagpole, and an open fronted Glamp Tent where adults can chill out in the evening as children fall asleep under the stars. Children’s tents sleep up to 10 children in each. There are portable toilets and showers and a catering tent, together with barbecue stand. We will even  supply you with a box of typical seaside games to play.

From the campsite you can climb the stile  onto the Coastal Path and in two minutes be on the beach at Monks Bay,  and in five minutes be on the solar trail into Ventnor or in the Landslip on the way towards Shanklin via Victoria’s Wishing Seat.

You can run your own programme of activities or book into one of our Allnatt Perfect Primary Residential Spring or Summer Programmes.

DofE groups* Are you looking for a suitable campsite for your DofE group?

Set yourself up on a pitch on our lower lawn, looking out over the ocean…and enjoy the views over the sea, the sound of the waves, the salty sea air…and from your tent you have direct access to the beach thanks to the East Dene’s spectacular position above Monks Bay.

Find out all about Allnatt School Camps ‘Camp at your School’ option for younger year groups here

*Campsite open from May to the end of September.

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Facilities Include

  • Student Tents sleep up to 10 and Teacher Tents sleep 2
  • Make a brew up at The Hide & keep cosy with the log burning stove
  • Night Lanterns on Shepherd Hooks for that rosy evening glow
  • Central Campfire area and a plentiful supply of wood
  • Full Activity programme available to complete the experience
  • Meals are served in the comfort of the East Dene Dining room
  • Toilets on Camp *showers very close by in Coach House building
  • Sports equipment available
  • Celebration BBQ provided at the camp
  • Hot Tub available for Teachers