Altcar Training Camp

by Apr 25, 2019

This two day training and development course takes place in the summer and is open to SQAs, QAs and SWAs from universities throughout the North West. Held at Altcar Training Camp, Hightown, Merseyside and supervised by the 208 Field Hospital Army Reserves, it is a fantastic experience not only for improving teamwork and leadership skills, but great fun too.

It provides the opportunity for the SQAs to team up with those from other universities to tackle a number of physical and mental challenges to test out their leadership skills and strengths working as a team.

Once the SQAs have booked their place, they are given a list of what they will need to take with them to see them through the two days. Accommodation is included giving everyone the chance to get to know each other socially and discuss the day’s activities. One of the highlights is the assault course, where the SQAs are split into teams and compete to get to the end of the course in the fastest time as a team. This means helping others in the team to overcome obstacles that they might struggle with, to reach the end.

You don’t have to be an athlete, you just need to be willing to have a go and have fun.

“A great bonding experience.”

“Challenging but great fun at the same time.”

“There is a leader in everyone.”

“Learnt valuable team building skills.”