About our programs
Adventurous challenges in our multi-day camping trips to learn about one’s self and others in the outdoor environment. Blue Pearl has an across the years program from Year 2 – Year 9.
> Survival skills
> Leadership Skills
> Natural environment
> Problem solving
> Physical fitness
Our Open Skies Program offers progression across the years taking into account the development and learning requirements of each year group.
> Primary Years programs provide a secure, fun, supportive and caring experience away from home. Our camps are based on privately managed areas around Doha. Introducing children early to the outdoors provides them with the ability to grow and learn about themselves and others.
Key Areas they develop:
– Self reliance, care
– Extended time in nature
– Exploration journeys are critical to establish connection and caring for nature
– Under constant supervision
– Responsibility within group
– Decision making and minor leadership roles within boundaries
> Secondary Years programs provide a variety of adventurous programs. Students develop higher level of skills, take on leadership roles, experience risk taking, manage situations and experience the importance of decision making. Students begin to develop skills and knowledge to undertake more extended journeys in natural environments and interdependence within the group.
– Team challenges demonstrate effective teamwork while being fun and stimulating.
– Our programs also aim to develop personal responsibility, Independent Learning, social skills, creative problem solving and ethical understanding.
TIPS AND IDEAS FOR PLANNING YOUR SCHOOL’S LONG TERM OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
We believe it is important for schools and parents to understand the progression and importance of outdoor learning. Blue Pearl’s leadership Team offers consultation with the leadership team of schools for long term planning of outdoor education. Blue Pearl Parents Evenings establish a trusting relationship through transparency of information and FAQs for the schools community. Students Assemblies and preparation sessions for groups leading up to their Blue Pearl Program will help schools to maximize participation.
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About Blue Pearl
WHO WE ARE, OUR VISION.
Blue Pearl Outdoor Education was established as the first private organization in Qatar following British standards in outdoor education services. We lead the way in setting industry standards and pioneering in offering fully fledged outdoor education experiences for all students in Qatar and the region.
Our vision is to make an impact on children’s lives and contribute to them becoming responsible, well-rounded citizens, through locally developed programs following International standards and offering unique cultural and natural experiences, community service programs.
Blue Pearl services 10,000 clients annually, of which three thousand students go through our outdoor education programs in a school year. Our zero-accident history, continuous engagement with families, educational organizations and government entities shows our commitment to being the key player in driving this industry forward in Qatar and setting standards.
WHAT WE DO
Learning through adventure. . Our leadership team of ex-teachers and training specialists foster long-term partnerships with schools. We have a forward-looking attitude in everything we do to provide expanding and sustainable opportunities for learning through experience
The key driver of our work is to bring children exciting outdoor learning experiences in a caring, professional and controlled environment. Through guidance and motivation of our counselor team children develop strong key foundation and life skills, stretch their comfort zone to develop a deep understanding of themselves, others and the natural environment. We aim to evoke curiosity and motivate for growth through our exciting progressive program across the years.
Full Service outdoor education services
In 2017 we reached a major milestone by delivering our highly anticipated full-service outdoor education services:
> multi-day residential camps,
> educational day trips/ field trips,
> International Award bronze and silver adventurous journeys and
> – GCSE assessment programs in Kayak and Mountain Biking.
In partnership with schools
We are proud to be working closely with our partner schools organizing regular roundtable discussions, sharing development plans, ideas, industry challenges and deepening our collaboration through continuous communication. Feedback and planning discussions take place after the delivery of programs on how to move forward with learnings from our camps.
Our partners include ASD, ACS, DESS, Doha College, Compass International, Qatar Academy schools, Newton International, Gems International, GEMS American, Parkhouse, and many more.
PLANNING YOUR PROGRAM
We assist in planning your outdoor education program for the school year
We believe it is important for schools and parents to understand the progression and importance of outdoor learning. Our vast experience gained in implementing the Across the Years program with various schools can greatly help in planning your programs through best practices.
Blue Pearl facilitates your school’s planning process by
> one on one consultation with the leadership team for long term planning of outdoor education programs
> presentation to parents to establish a trusting relationship through transparency of information and FAQs,
> delegating members of our team to Student Assemblies to facilitate preparation and maximize participation.
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HEALTH & SAFETY
Safe camps, premium facilities and healthy food
Our beach and desert camps in and around Doha are privately managed and catered to a capacity of up to 120 students at each location.
The Blue Pearl Adventure camps at the Doha Golf Club, the Sharq Village & Spa Hotel, Al Murwab beach resort, Sealine Resort have a lot to offer from our high ropes course at the DGC, to our purpose built mountain bike track with a fleet of 60 fatbikes, to enclosed water beach locations for raft building and watersports, and safe, managed areas for nighttime nature exploration and capture the flag.
Safety comes first
We follow strict British safety standards, investing continuously in processes and staff to uphold the set standards. Reviews after each program by our team help us further develop systems to follow the variable nature of our industry. Blue Pearl has a zero accident record over the years of operation.
Risk assessments are a must for all our locations and activities and are reviewed every 3 months. Dynamic risk assessments are conducted on location prior to each program. Emergency response plans guide the response of our trained staff teams to be at hand in all situations. We are insured by AIG Qatar for group accident coverage for all our activities.
NUTRITION FOR PERFORMANCE
We understand that healthy meals throughout the camping experience contribute to the performance and wellbeing of the children at camp. To offer nutritious and sustainable food to our participants, our leadership team works continuously with our hotel and other 5* F&B partners to offer kid-friendly, nutritious meals. When booking your program with us, you have the ability to choose from a variety of F&B packages/price ranges.
All our locations are strictly nut free and medical dietary requirements provided by parents are taken into account in food preparations.
Housekeeping tasks around food are an integral part of all our programs and are designed to develop student’s sense of responsibility and self sufficiency.
Our aspiration leading up to 2019 is to offer international trips to our satellite camps in Sri Lanka and Europe, and to invest into weather proof locations which will enable longer outdoor education periods within the year.