The Wilderness Family
Three day event
11.30am Friday - 3pm Sunday
Bushcraft for children aged 5 to 16years
On the three day Wilderness Family Camp … you’ll be shown:
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!
“...thankyou for a brilliant weekend ... I feel much more confident in the open, and can't wait to get back out there. Hannah, you and your team have been a true inspiration !”
Vivienne, Mark and Lauren
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.
And that’s not all…
The best way to get the most out of the course… is by having FUN!
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.
“We have always loved being out in nature, but you have given us the tools to be able to look and interact with it in a richer and more fulfilling way. It feels like our eyes have been opened.
Many thanks again to everyone."
Now if you’re still not convinced that your children will benefit from this -- just reflect on these quotes about survival skills and the “will to survive” from John Leach, Lecturer in Psychology at Lancaster University, in his fascinating book -- Survival Psychology:
“Such behaviour has to be learned early and it seems that many survivors have developed the techniques and basic skills for survival in childhood or early adulthood. They have exercised and developed their coping skills and it is clear that if the mind is preset for such emergencies then their coming is not a disabling shock.”
“Many survivors had previously developed practical skills which enabled them to better cope with the situation in which they suddenly found themselves in.”
“The seeds for personal long-term survival are sown early in a person’s life and they need to be nurtured into a pattern of coping and survival behaviour.”
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?
If you prefer a shorter family camp experience then check out our 'One Night Family Bushcraft Camp in June'. Although not all subjects are covered on the shorter one-night camp it is still packed with many exciting new skills and experiences.
“We all really enjoyed your bushcraft course ... Ella went to bed on the Sunday night with a heartfelt
"was that a great weekend or what!" ... So a huge thanks you to you all.” Sara, London UK
(To read furthur reviews Click on blue reviews icon on left of page)
Event timing Friday 11.30am till Sunday 3pm. Arrival time is from 10.45am Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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..........we’ll see you in the woods!