The Kenya Experience is the perfect trip for your school team.
Combine a world class training camp with exposure to a new and exciting culture providing your young runners with the experience of a lifetime. Our trips include expert coaching, an exciting itinerary, and a unique and unrivalled look inside the lives of Kenyan runners.
Our staff are experienced at working with school aged runners and we understand the needs and requirements of educational establishments when they are travelling abroad.
What to expect?
We’ve tailored our standard Kenya Experience camps to meet the demands of schools, young runners and teachers alike.
Our school trips include everything you have come to expect from a standard The Kenya Experience camp. In addition we’ve tailored the training, coaching and cultural activities to the specific needs of young runners. We are also able to add additional activities such as training sessions with local schools.
Fully Insured + Discounts for Teachers
The Kenya Experience are Topp Protected & offer full Public Liability Insurance.
What’s more teachers places are discounted
Professional Coaching and Tour Guides
During your camp your tour guide, coaches, and guide runners will be there exclusively for you. Learn more about the team you will be working with in our About us section
Cultural and Educational Experiences
Your schools’ trip is about more than just running in a beautiful location and meeting famous runners. We provide your students with a wide and varied itinerary including cultural activities. They will meet and interact with local people from the sporting and non sporting worlds, visit local schools, families and traditional homesteads.
Simple Process from Initial Contact onwards
We have taken the hassle out of organising your training camp. All you need to do is book your flights and we will take care of everything else for you
UK based support
Your camp will be organised by our UK office staff who will be with you every step of the way.
Read more about some of our previous School & Young Athlete group camps
14 high school cross country and distance track boys from Westlake School joined us for a private Kenya Experience camp in Iten to get a taste of Kenyan style running, train with professional coaches and to see some of the greatest runners in the world at work. We love working with Westlake School and this was the third time we have hosted them for a 10 day running camp.
"Amazing, once in a lifetime experience" Camp Info Camp Type: Private Camp - Riversdale...
School Group Testimonials
Expectations exceeded – thanks Kenya Experience!
We had 14 high school cross country and distance track boys visiting Iten in July this year for 10 days. We also used the Kenya Experience in 2014 and 2017 and every trip exceeded our expectations. The Kenya Experience staff were very professional and accommodating and the program was organised around our needs and the ability of individual athletes. We were very happy with the balance between workouts, seminars and other experiences e.g. meet elite athletes, visit to St Pats, observe Kenyan training sessions. Coaches corner allowed us to tap into the knowledge of an International recognised coach and meeting some of the best distance athletes in the World in their homes was very inspirational. If you are serious about growing your distance program at school or club level, I highly recommend this. We will be back in June 2020 – again making use of the Kenya Experience.
Travailing to Kenya I was a bit nervous about the whole new experience living in a different culture. Upon arrival at Lornah’s training camp though, I soon realised that I had been given an opportunity of a life time to sleep, eat and train with some of the best middle/long distance runners in the world. Not only was the training camp a great place to relax, eat and sleep but it was also a place where I could meet aspiring champions and make what has been, long lasting friendships. The staff at the centre were also very helpful, from the intense training programs they designed for us to the stimulating conversations about Kenya’s rich history and how the country is being shaped in our era. The whole experience was mind blowing and I would definitely recommend it to anyone with an interest in running and culture. My time at the centre was a real eye opener and will be definitely looking to go back in the near future.
Scotch College (a boys’ school in Melbourne, Australia) were privileged to travel to Kenya in the middle of 2012 to experience local Kenyan culture and participate in training sessions in a high altitude environment. We stayed at the High Altitude Training Centre (HATC) in Iten with 12 students ranging in age from 12-17 years, and also ranging in their athletic ability. The boys and staff had the honour of mingling with high profile international athletes as they worked through their own personalised training programs. The staff were friendly and most accommodating and we were very well looked after, whether it be tips about training methods or simply local attractions to experience.
The centre itself was a terrific place to train with a well-equipped gym for cross training and swimming pool for recovery sessions. Specialist staff also ran very informative sessions for our group on topics such as training, injury prevention as well as some interactive yoga classes. The tracks that cover the surrounding region were perfect for running and our personal guide from the centre knew which ones were the best as well as what level of running intensity was suitable for our athletes. The food at the HATC was exceptional and our travelling group of teenaged boys certainly did not go hungry with a wide variety of food on offer at each meal time.
Overall, we had a wonderful two weeks in this breathtaking location on the brink of the Rift Valley and the school intends to return every two years to train!
We have had the most amazing trip. What an experience …. as you can see from the feedback. The boys were really stunned by the experience. They have never been so motivated.
Thank you so much for putting things together. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience for our boys.
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