UKSA - Learning, skills and fun

Written by: Elmtree Press

Come to UKSA on your next school trip and enjoy the multi-activity visits UKSA are renowned for. Activities are tailored to your group’s desire and can include; kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding, dinghy sailing and more.

UKSA enjoys a waterfront position in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location for residential watersports for students aged eight and above. They can accommodate groups of all sizes (up to 270 people) with in-house catering, dining room, indoor heated swimming pool, bar and dedicated children’s area.

They host regular preview weekends at UKSA so that teachers and youth leaders can experience first-hand everything they have to offer. To find out more about  residential options, visit


Multi activity
Learn to Sail
Learn to Windsurf
Learn to Kayak
Keelboating & Yachting
Base camp

What’s Included?

Sole occupancy youth hostel style dormitory accommodation at the waterfront campus, with your own key code
Return ferry travel to and from the Isle of Wight
Daily action-packed watersports and team building programme
Full board: freshly cooked food including Full English breakfast, packed lunches either on site or to take on activities, and wholesome evening     meal. Emphasis on healthy eating (for example, daily salad bar and fresh fruit available).
Evening activities: students will be fully supervised and there’s no time to get bored! Options include beach games, water polo in the indoor pool, crabbing, disco, quiz night, orienteering, gutterboat racing. Dedicated children’s area available.
All wetsuits, buoyancy aids, safety helmets and any other kit required for your activities
Free wifi


They have an incredible 350 watercraft on site from paddleboards to the iconic and historical Gipsy Moth IV.
Fleet of minibuses for off-site exploring
Drying rooms for wet gear
Indoor heated swimming pool
Communal dining room and outside eating spaces

Skills for Life

They can incorporate Skills For Life into their four-night residential activity visits.

If you request an evaluation in advance, then they’ll use a scaling approach to measure and evaluate students’ progress in key areas. On arrival, students complete an individual evaluation form that lists the soft skills they will focus on during their stay.

Whether or not you choose this option, all  residential visits incorporate the Every Child Matters Outcome Framework by encouraging:

Healthy living through exercise and diet
Ways of making a positive contribution
Being responsible and staying safe
Achieving economic well-being
Enjoying and achieving through active participation