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Northern Bootcamp Information Pack and KIT LIST

Northern Bootcamp Information Pack and KIT LIST


A breath-taking setting near the Northumberland  Coast,  a  few miles west from  Bamburgh. Address, Golden Hill, Bamburgh, Northumberland,  NE70  7JT .

Timings:          Gates open on your arrival Friday at 18.00 hrs or on a Monday at 12 noon

Camps ENDs as follows:

4 day Camp (FRI Start) – Tuesday 2pm
4 day Camp (MON Start) – Friday 10am
7 day Camp- Friday 10am



There will be soup available until 8.00pm on Friday arrivals.  On Monday arrivals lunch will be served at 1pm.  Late arrivals are not a problem, please let us know in advance or if you have any traveling issues.

By Car :         

Please follow the directions and not the postcode  as  this  does  not  take  you  to  our  venue.  Please turn left as you exit the driveway to park at the back of the building.

From North or South on the A1 – leave at the junction of Purdy Lodge Services – heading towards the coast (turn right from the south and left from the north).  The road is the B1341 (Lucker Road).

Stay on this road until you go over the train line (level crossing), after this the bootcamp is approximately ½ mile on your left. There is a fence with signs outside and iron gates. The nearest postcode is NE70 7JS – Golden Hill is 100m beyond this.

By Train :       

Our Nearest station is Berwick Upon Tweed roughly 35 mins away.  Taxi number for arrival 01289307771, approx £50 one way.


4 day Camp –             Tuesday 2pm (FRI start)
4 day Camp –             Friday 10am (MON start)
7 day Camp-              Friday 10am


Massage and  Health  Spa   

While we have great facilities on-site, with a hot tub and sauna, that are included in your stay. We do have great relations with The  Ocean  Club which also  has  a  fantastic  massage  and  beauty  treatment  facility.  If you wish to use this facility, you must make your own way there and both pool sessions and treatments must be booked in advance.  Please call directly to arrange on  01665  721700 or Ocean Club direct .  

We also have a number of additional massage options available. Sports massage onsite with one of our trainers, or a more relaxing massage also onsite with a therapist from the Ocean Club. These can be organised upon your arrival on camp and must be paid in cash directly to the therapist.

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Pre-camp preparation   

In order to get  the  maximum  benefit  from  your  Northern  Bootcamp  experience,  we  recommend  that  you  begin  your  preparations  as  early  as  possible  prior  to  attending  camp.  The program is   intensive and  if  you  can  prepare  your  body  and  mind  for  this  in  advance  it  will  help  you  settle  in  quicker.   If you  have  not  exercised  for  several  years,  then  start  with  gentle  walking  as  a  minimum  and  build  up  to  incorporate  stairs,  hills  and  undulating  terrain.  If you  train  regularly,  get  ready  to  take   your  all  over  body  fitness  to  the  next  level.

On camp we do allow ONE cup of tea or coffee each morning. If you  drink  caffeine  daily,  try  to  cut  down  gradually  prior  to  attending camp,  so  that  you  do  not  experience   side  effects  of  caffeine  withdrawal  during  camp.   If your  goal  is  weight  loss  you  can  start  to  prepare  your  body  for  a  change  in  diet  and  start  having  an  impact  on  your  weight  immediately.  It would be helpful for you to consider portion size and reduce your refined carbohydrate intake before arrival.

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Please ensure  that  you  have  completed  the  registration link giving full dietary requirements.  If not please register at:

Please  do  not  bring  any  food  or  drink  with  you  into  camp  (even  if  your  goal  is  not  weight  loss).  If you  are  worried  about  any  aspects   of  the  food,  please  do  get  in  touch  prior  to  camp,  or  alternatively  talk  to  the  team  upon  arrival.  Portion size  is  designed  for  either  weight  loss  or  fitness  and  male  and  female  portions  do  differ.

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Exercise and  Activity  Sessions

There is  a  full  program  of  varied  exercise  and  activity  sessions.  However, the  program  will  not  be  revealed  in  advance.  If  you  are  worried  about  a  particular  activity  or  exercise,  please  email  us   directly  to  discuss.  Please  note  that  we  operate  a  “challenge  by  choice”  policy  and  you  will  not  be  forced  to  participate  in  anything  against  your  will.    We have  a  very  adaptable  instructing  style  and   we  do  want  you  to  enjoy  your  northern  boot  camp  experience!    We  do  aim  to  include  as  many  outdoor  activities  as  possible,  however  this  is  very  much  dependent  on  the  weather  and  conditions   and  therefore  not  all  activities  are  possible  on  every  camp.   However,  we  do  guarantee  that  you  will  experience  a  very  full,  fun  and  varied  program  that  is  designed  so  that  you  can  work  out  at  your  pace  and  within  your  limits,  but  please  expect  these   limits  to  change  during  your  stay  with  us.

We really  look  forward  to  welcoming  you  to  Northern  Bootcamp  and  if  you  have  any  questions  at  all  prior  to  your  camp,  please  don’t  hesitate  to  email  us.  


Bathing Towels and Bedding are provided in your room, but please bring your own towel for activities.

Outdoor Wear

Hat –wool/fleece – ALL YEAR

Seasonal head gear (cap in summer)


Waterproof jacket

Waterproof trousers

Walking boots or shoes ESSENTIAL – you will be unable to take part in trek without them

Outdoor Running Trainers

Indoor trainers

Old Trainers that can get wet if needed for outdoor adventure activity.

General Wear  

Workout bottoms/leggings

Tracksuit top/sweatshirt

Warm fleece top

Seasonal head gear

T-shirts – at least 2 dry fit (not cotton)

Thermals or long sleeve base layers (not cotton)

Shorts (optional)

Thick socks (at least one pair of good walking socks)

Sports socks


Swimwear (preferable Sports)


Slippers – or indoor shoes

Flip-Flops – essential for use of facilities onsite

Towel x 1 for water sessions or Spa

Rucksack  (with 2 full straps – not shoe strings)

Large water bottle/container

Head Torch and batteries  (Winter Months)

Personal hygiene products

General Personal First Aid Kit (Senecot -sometimes need for change in diet, paracetamol, – ankle/knee support, anti-inflammatory gel, ibuprofen tablets, plasters, blister pack, white tape, )

Suncream (seasonal)

Notebook (optional but recommended)

Spare power pack for charging devices (optional but recommended)

Tupperware Box ( around 1 litre )

We will provide the following items (free of charge) but if you want to bring your own then please include:

Boxing Gloves and Pads

Neoprene Gloves

Please note, we do have kit available to buy or hire, so please let us know in advance if you do not have any of the above.

All camps include:

  • Individual fitness assessments tailored specifically to you
  • High standard accommodation with a choice of rooms to suit your budget
  • High quality meals and homemade snacks
  • A varied programme of fitness and adventure
  • Individually tailored sessions with at least 6 fitness sessions and one optional adventure activity.
  • Expert tuition and instruction

The longer camps are packed with even more features – check out the individual pages for each camp for more information.

We can also design a bespoke boot camp just for you and your friends. So whether you want a hen party with a difference, you are a sports team and want a training camp, or want to get in shape with your work colleagues, then please contact us!

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Amazing results

Northern Bootcamp is focused on results: we want and expect you to achieve great things during your boot camp experience.  These are not always fitness and weight loss alone but may be a mental change in attitude, a realisation of what’s important in life or simply a revelation as to how much you are capable of.

The fitness results on camp are visible within days. So whether your goal is to improve your half marathon time or just to be able to walk up the stairs and not be out of breath, we will make sure that happens.

The weight loss results that you can expect really do depend on your body, your effort levels and commitment to the program during camp.

We are not a starvation camp and will feed you to ensure you hold on to your muscle. However if you do everything as advised then this are what you can expect to achieve realistically:

4 day camp: 4-6lb

7 day camp: 7-12lb

11 day camp: 11-14lb

14 day camp 12-18lb

If in doubt read our success stories or watch some video testimonials here.

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Expert individual training

The ratio of instructors to clients is small and we will not compromise on the quality of instruction and individual client attention. We are a very personal camp that genuinely care about you as an individual and therefore our trainers take time out after session to address any issues, adaptations needed and to make sure we know you as an individual. While it is not one to one personal training, you will have lots of individual advice, instructor contact time and personal attention to make sure you get the maximum benefits from your time with us. One-on-one time means that you can be pushed to stretch your boundaries, while working within your physical limits.

You will also have contact time with head trainers Dan, Caroline and Dave, who share their training tips and nutritional advice freely. Many feel inspired by their passion and dedication to your health and fitness. On the UK boot camp holidays and weight-loss holidays, you will have a full one-to-one consultation to develop an action plan to take home with you.

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Non-military training style

While Dan, a co-founder of Northern Bootcamp, has 13 years of military experience as a physical training instructor, the style we roll with is most certainly non-military. The training culture is firm but fair, designed for you to get the most out of the sessions. We will not punish you, single you out in group situations or destroy any morale.

However, this does not mean that Northern Bootcamp is an ‘easy’ camp. It is tailored and adapted so that you will be massively encouraged to work at a pace that is suitable for you. If you need pushing harder, we will do this by increasing the intensity and providing the necessary support.

When we recognise that something isn’t working for you, we will change the exercise to ensure you can still take part and remain active.

The culture of Northern Bootcamp is relaxed. The programme is full and the intensity of the sessions is often high, but we want you to relax post-session and enjoy the whole experience. We do keep you busy, so there is not a great deal of time to chill out during the day, but we have optional sessions in the evening so you can take time out.

Our trainers are very open, approachable and dedicated to your success on camp. They have years of experience in fitness training and group management, so are adept in identifying points where changes can be made. This means that your wellbeing is professionally managed at all times.

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Luxury accommodation

Any images of boot camp dormitories and plastic mattresses can be banished immediately: our new boot camp venue is 5-star!

We have a fantastic chill-out room, a comfortable stretching room, a campers’ kitchen and dining area, high-quality beds, and luxurious bathrooms – you can see why the phrase boot camp may seem out of place.

The sleeping arrangements are flexible, so that you can choose the best option to suit your budget and your needs. You will have the option of a shared 4-bed room, a twin room, a double or a private en suite – all at great value prices.

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Delicious food

The camp menu is designed and delivered with such love and passion it is not surprising that 98% of campers rate the quality of the food as excellent. All main ingredients are locally sourced from the butchers, grocers and fish mongers and as fresh as they can be, often home-grown and more importantly, cooked perfectly.
You will eat 3 meals and 2 snacks per day. The portion size is controlled and the menu is set and aligned to the exercise sessions that you will take part in each day. You can rest assured that you will not be starved and that you will get enough energy to ensure you can participate fully in each session. We also believe that your experience on camp should be enjoyable and that includes the meals that you eat.

Check out the bootcamp kitchen page for more info.

We make sure the portion sizes are sufficient to be sustainable back in the real world and you can take away ideas and recipes to help you start cooking. If you have any dietary requirements, or even distinct dislikes, we can usually cater for them.

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Adventure & variety

Every day on boot camp is an adventure; we make sure that the schedule is full, varied and interesting. Variety is the spice of life, but it is also the key to successful fitness and weight loss. At boot camp, the training team are clued up on all of the latest fitness evidence so that they deliver the most effective sessions for you as an individual.

The trainers are experts in their field, in cardio sessions, interval training, kettlebell classes, strength sessions, boxing tuition, primal movements, Pilates, circuit training, core stability workouts, glute activation, foam rolling, lifting techniques and more. As well as the effective fitness sessions, at Northern Bootcamp we incorporate unique and more adventurous activites into the programme.

These outdoor activities all operate under our ‘challenge by choice’ policy, so you will not be forced to take part. However, if you do choose to participate, you could find yourself canoeing down a river, abseiling over a cliff, mountain biking in a forest, surfing a wave in the sea, coasteering and jumping off a cliff into the sea, firing arrows, learning to read a map while running, or hiking up the Cheviot Hills. You will have some fantastic opportunities to focus not only on fitness but self-discovery and enjoyment too.

The programme for each camp is not disclosed and the reason is not to keep you in the dark, it is simply because it changes regularly. We have more flexibility than most, because of the diversity in the instructor’s skill set and we can therefore adapt the programme to suit the weather, the group and any other factors that come into play.

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Value for Money

With more and more boot camps popping up, how do you know which one offers the best value for money? At Northern Bootcamp, we offer extremely competitive boot camp prices. Certainly not the cheapest but in terms of quality, you will not get a better experience anywhere. We are 100% confident in our product and the fact over 60% of our clients return to us within a year (sometimes 5 times a year) proves that we are doing things right.

The Northern Bootcamp team are dedicated to delivering the highest standards of training in every single session. The programme is more diverse than any other, meaning you will work all muscle groups in your body effectively and gain maximum benefit from your time with us. Minimising injury and importantly having fun.

You will also have opportunities to try adventure activities that as a standalone activity can cost up to £70. The sessions are unique, designed around our client needs, with exercise often hidden so that you can work hard without even realising it. The fun-loving nature of the team ensures the atmosphere on camp is relaxed and happy and sessions are delivered in a positive manner.

While it is hard work, we do want and expect you to enjoy your boot camp experience too. The accommodation is value in itself: the chance to visit such a stunning environment and work out on Bamburgh Beach is one of the highlights for many of our returning campers. We do not stay onsite all day; you will visit many of the area’s attractions, including Holy Island, the Cheviot Hills, miles of the untouched beaches and also ancient forests.

If we haven’t answered all of your questions, check out our FAQ or feel free to get in touch. You can then check out the bootcamp dates and book a your bootcamp online!

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