Youth Groups

Imagine gathering your group around the campfire whilst you look back over a day of climbing, raft building and muddy adventure courses. You’ve seen your group overcome their fears to help each other; they’ve strengthened their self-belief and learnt to trust those around them. Still buzzing from the experience, they’ve bonded as a group and created lasting friendships and memories that will continue on the journey home.

Being immersed in the beautiful and wild Dartmoor countryside, it is a place of inspiration for exploring faith, sharing food and fellowship and for drawing close to God. However long your stay with us is, our team is ready to help you create an exciting and lasting experience.

If you haven’t been to Heatree before, we’d recommend leaders come on a preview visit where we can give you a tour and answer any questions. Please arrange this with our bookings team on or call 01647 221307.

Accommodation and Facilities

Our three accommodation wings (Heatree, Farmhouse and Stables) offer private accommodation for your group. The dormitory-style bedrooms have bunk beds and the majority of bedrooms have en-suite facilities.

Follow this link to find out more about our accommodation facilities

Our extensive grounds include lawns, fields, woodlands and moorland, providing plenty of space to explore and use as part of your programme. A short walk from the main building is our indoor sports barn which has a bouldering wall and various sports equipment such as unihoc and five-a-side football.

We have a replica Bronze age roundhouse (maximum capacity 30) where you can gather around the fire for a truly immersive experience into history, or alternatively use as an alternative meeting space for your group.

There is no charge to use the sports barn or roundhouse however, please book these spaces in advance to avoid double bookings.

We also offer:

  • Free on-site parking with turning space for coaches
  • Free wi-fi
  • Out of hours emergency assistance
  • Internet phones for group leaders
  • Easy access to the moors and local areas of interest


Fully Catered

Our catering team provides fresh and wholesome meals, cooked on-site using local produce. We work hard to accommodate special dietary requirements or provide alternatives where possible.

If you have food allergies or dietary needs that you wish to discuss, please speak to our kitchen team (Stew or Jenny) on 01647 221927.

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and squash are always readily available in the dining room. There are fridges available for storing your own items, or for any medication requiring cool storage. Lockable refrigerated storage is also available on request.

A typical menu includes:

  • Self-service breakfast of cereals, toast, jam, yogurt, tea, coffee and fruit juice
  • Lunch of deli-style filled sandwich baps with fresh fruit, crisps, chocolate bar and yogurt
  • A hot two course evening meal of a main and dessert
  • Evening traybake (e.g. flapjacks, shortbread, Victoria sponge or chocolate cake)

Heatree holds the Five Star Food Hygiene ‘Scores on the Doors’ rating.


All our kitchens are fully equipped for self-catered groups, with amenities such as heated serving units, commercial dishwashers (Heatree and Farmhouse only) and plenty of cold storage space. Guidelines on how to use our appliances are provided in our Guest Handbook and instructions manuals are readily available in the kitchens.

Please DO NOT bring food containing nuts, such as peanut butter, hazelnut spread or cakes containing nuts as we have many visitors with severe allergies.

Activity Sessions

As a Christian charity with a mission to help children and young people improve their mental health, alongside physical, emotional and spiritual development, our activity sessions are designed to help young minds explore and learn about the Christian faith whilst developing key life skills such as self-confidence, respect and trusting in others. Set amongst the natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, our sessions provide opportunities for young minds to increase their wonder and understanding of our natural world.

For our full list of activities click here.

Any activity sessions need to be booked in advance and we recommend booking these as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as they are subject to staff availability. Please have the estimated number of participants to hand and include the approximate age range and any special requirements as this helps us to provide the best possible service.

If your group would like to make use of the sports barn during your stay or have a campfire (no additional charge) please let the Bookings Administrator know so this can be scheduled to accommodate any other groups on site.

Risk Assessments are carried out at the Centre and are inspected by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority), ensuring the Centre is carrying out routine assessments and is compliant with Health and Safety regulations.

How to Book

Please complete the form below or contact our bookings team on 01647 221307 or

Provisional bookings can be made with no obligation to pay and are valid for 30 days.

To confirm a booking we require a 10% deposit; you will be sent a deposit invoice with our terms and conditions. Once this payment is received your booking will be confirmed. Deposits are non-refundable.

You are welcome to contact us at any stage to discuss your booking. We will be in touch to collect information such as room plans, dietary requirements and activity choices, where applicable. If your group size changes before your arrival date, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can try to accommodate for this, (extra bedrooms may be provided subject to availability).

Have you heard about our bursary fund for children and young people? Click HERE to find out more…

Group Enquiry Form

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