Bushcraft & Survival Skills Training for
Home-Ed children aged 8-12 years

with Hannah Nicholls and Marirosa Lavarone


Weekly for 4 Weeks

 Plus optional Over-night Survival Camp


Natural Pathways is offering a Bushcraft and Survival Skills training for girls and boys aged 8-12 years.

Your youngsters will learn valuable, practical out-door skills and discover the importance of nature connection whilst having good survival skills knowledge.

During the four weeks training the group of youngsters will create their own Bushcraft Camp in the woodland. 

They will build survival shelters, create utensils and build structures whilst discovering a number of useful knots and lashings to use. Master how to build and light fires safely and try out various methods of cooking, learn knife and tool safety and whittle some very useful items. Have fun playing nature awareness games and learn how to track woodland animals. Understand what steps are vital when treating wild water and how to safely identify a number of wild foods.

And, as they are having all this fun and excitement they will also be discovering how best to work as a team! How to find effect ways to communicate their needs and ideas when working together. How to manage risks and look after each other. And of course, this whole experience will be building confidence and independence and above all a love of nature!

Once your child has completed the four week training they will receive a Natural Pathways Bushcraft and Survival Skills Attendance Certificate plus if you are belong to Kent Children's University you will earn 16 learning credits.

Survival and Bushcraft skills covered:

The four priorities of survival

Constructing Survival Shelters – Waterproofing and bedding

Campfire building and lighting – various fire-lays

Ignition - fire steels – flint and steel 

Types of natural tinder and how to use

How different varieties of wood burn

Camp-fire cooking skills

Foraging wild food

Knife and tool skills

Sawing and Axe skills

Making natural cords and strings

Tying knots and lashings

Making a bushcraft bench, table and chairs

What’s wrong with wild-water

How to filter and purify wild water

Erecting tarps and hammocks

Animal Tracking – skulls, scats and tracks

If you child wants is keen to learn bushcraft and survival skills the book a place by completing a booking form via link below.

A healthy lunch will be provided of vegetable soup, bread, a healthy vegan snack. Herbal teas and water.

This course will be held in a beautiful woodland at Chartham Hatch close to Canterbury, Faversham and Ashford. With easy access from A2 and A28.
Off grid, compost loo, safe parking.

Cost per child is £180 for the 4 week course. (£45 per day.)

To book please complete a booking form and we will send payment details and directions.

If you have any questions please send us a message. 

Optional Over-night Survival Camp

At the end of the four weeks there is the opportunity for the group to put all their newly learnt survival skills to practice, on an over-night survival skills camp.

We will ask that a few parents take part in the over-night camp. Further details, dates and cost of the camp will be provided in due course.

No course dates currently planned,

please contact us now for future events.

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