Bushcraft & Survival Skills Training for
Home-Ed children aged 8-12 years
with Hannah Nicholls and Marirosa Lavarone
Weekly for 4 Weeks – Friday 10.30-3pm
28th February, 6th,13th,20th March 2020
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.
Lunch A healthy lunch will be provided of vegetable soup, bread, a healthy vegan snack. Herbal teas and water.
Venue 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 £140 for the 4 week course. (£35 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.