making string from plant fibres




Two Day Bushcraft
Families Camp
11am Saturday - 3pm Sunday
Suitable for children aged 5 to 16years

Wilderness Family Camp June 09


On this exciting Family Weekend Bushcraft Camp...you'll have lots of fun discovering about


A quick and easy way to light a roaring fire… WITHOUT matches or a lighter. Just by using a special pocket size fire lighting “tool” -- you’ll never have to worry about losing a gas lighter -- or trying to use damp soggy matches -- EVER again. We’ll show you what this tool is -- and more importantly -- HOW to use it. It’s so simple to use -- even when the tool is WET. 
 
3 ways to build a “natural debris” shelter that’ll keep you warm… dry… and as “snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug.” Once you know these 3 simple shelters -- you’ll be able to adapt them for use in many situations.

Where to find and gather an endless supply of DRY firewood… even if it’s been RAINING. Even if the ground’s wet and damp -- you’ll know exactly where to look -- and WHAT to do -- to find DRY wood for a roaring fire.

How to use a knife safely. A necessary skill for any bushcraft activity. 
 
The ideal type of fire to build. We’ll show you a quick and easy way to build a fire that’s simple to light -- easy to keep going -- and burns nice and hot. This is an essential skill to learn. 
 
Silent Movement & Peripheral Vision: Learn how the Apache Indians moved around - and how you can get closer to wild life.

Cook On An Open Fire: All our meals -- and hot water for drinks -- will be cooked on an open fire in the centre of the camp. This is a great opportunity for your children to learn about -- and become comfortable with -- open fires. They’ll learn how to tend the fire and respect what it can do if it’s used properly. 
 
A Panoramic view of Shelters that are built in a circle around the camp fire

Identify Plants and Trees: You’ll learn about the various plants and trees around you -- and how to use them. For instance: One common tree has leaves that contain a natural soap. Very handy for washing your hands after building your shelter! You’ll discover what this tree is -- how to identify it -- and how to wash your hands with it!


Make Cords, String and Rope: Using the prickliest and stringiest plant in the forest -- you can make good strong cords and string to tie things together. This’ll come in very handy for all sorts of things around the camp.

Making Utensils: Learn how to make valuable utensils to your stay in the woods more comfortable.

Where to find the best and DRIEST tinder…
in the most UNLIKELY places. It’s easy once you know WHERE to look. Even in wet and soggy environments, it’s easy to find dry tinder to start your fire. We’ll show you what to look for and how to use it.

Animal Movements & Sign: Know how animals move and learn how to read the sign they leave behind.

Cinnarbar MothCaterpillarBadger TracksJellyear Fungus
 
We’ll play many fun Nature Awareness Games that link all the skills together -- and really switch you on to the natural world around you. Using some of Josef Cornell’s famous games from his book “Sharing Nature with Children”

How to make fire using some UNUSUAL everyday objects. Even if you haven’t got matches or a lighter, you can still light a fire with things lying around the home, garage or car. You’ll learn WHAT to look for -- and HOW to use them.  

Concentric Rings: Experience how wildlife is connected

Sleeping Out: We highly recommend that you take the opportunity to sleep in your very own shelter, an experience that you will never forget. But do bring tents if you prefer more comfort.

And that’s not all…

The best way to get the most out of the course… is by having FUN!

 
Camping areaCollecting Bracken to make comfy mattressesEvening around the camp fire

Although the games and skills you’ll learn will be fun and perfectly safe -- they’ll help you all at a much DEEPER level because what you’ll also gain… is a lifetime of SELF CONFIDENCE.

The sort of confidence that comes with knowing you’ve got the skills and expertise to venture out into wild places…and can look after yourself.

“The Wilderness families’ camp was good fun and I learnt a great deal. It was really beneficial to experience a course that was more relaxed and allowed input from both parents and children to create a great environment where everyone was learning and relaxing at the same time. Genius.”   Smiles, Kimberley
Creative natural Art
What we teach is… SELF CONFIDENCE using Bushcraft and Wilderness Survival Skills… taught in an enjoyable way
Now what better gift can you give your child.
 
 
So now you know what to expect… and how you’ll benefit by coming along -- why not book on a course and see for yourself?





This is a 'One Night Camp' in June half term, if you want a longer camp see our  'Three Day Wilderness Family Camp in August' 
 
Plant walk

"A life changing experience which shows in a complicated world, just how simple life should be." Daniel & Josh

 
Further information
Event timing Saturday 11am till Sunday 3pm. Arrival time is from 10.30am.
Directions & kit list will be sent via email two weeks prior to course date
We invite you to sleep in your shelters but suggest you also bring a tent for your convenience.
All tools are provided.
We have a no alcohol policy for health & safety reasons.
If travelling by car we would appreciate if you can bring a large container of tap water with you. (There isn't a water supply on site).
We only accept use of fixed blade knifes.
We erect a large parachute in the trees for shelter.
We have a selection of equipment for sale on the course; Fixed blade knifes, Fire steels, Kelly kettles & books, Field guides, Thermal mugs.

Catering

Meals are provided and vegetarians are catered for. Meals will be cooked on the fire and we ask that everyone takes part in preparing & cooking meals together.
Please bring packed lunch for the first morning.


Camping
We would like everyone to feel as comfortable as possible, we invite you to sleep in your shelters but you are welcome to bring tents for your comfort. Please bring all necessary camping equipment for your own use.
Please note that we do not have the use of showers (you are welcome to bring a solar shower bag)
There is a bush toilet on site.

A full kit list is included in the joining instructions and will be sent one month prior to the


Kit required
Appropriate clothing and footwear for season (Wet Weather Gear)
Working gloves          Dark clothes for night game             Warm hat for nights

Plate, bowl & mug    
Knife, fork & spoon                             Snacks/juice/water/fruit
Tent                             Camping chairs                                   Washing kit              
Insect repellent         Special dietary food                           Personal First Aid Kit
Torches                       Warm sleeping bag/mat or bivvi bag        
Packed lunch/drink (Friday)

Transport
By train: We can collect from the local train station which is Aylesham or provide contact details of taxi if arriving in Canterbury.       
By car:   Directions to site will be sent via email prior to the course. Please do not use post-code from website as this is our office address and not where course is held.
There is car-parking space within the woodland. 


Booking
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...... and we’ll see you in the woods!

Two Day Camp 6th - 7th June 2015

Cost: £95 p.p including food

£342 Family of Four

(Places Available)


Individual Bookings

Families Bushcraft Weekend £95 Per Person.




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Family of Four Bookings

Families Bushcraft Weekend £342
Per Family of Four.





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Deposit £122
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Next Event
Event:
Date:Saturday 6th June 2015
Starts:Saturday 11am
Ends:Sunday 3pm
Location:Woodland Near Canterbury, Kent

Type:Two Day Bushcraft Course
With:Natural Pathways
Bookings:Per Person
Price:£95

Places Available
Ella and I very much enjoyed the family weekend camp in June