Camps for the stars!
Overnight tented Camps in your school grounds or Nature Connection camps in lovely natural spaces nearby) with Chris Holland, nature connection educator, storyteller and author of the forest school guidebook I love my World. Supported by East Devon District Council.
The experience is aimed at primary school leavers, but are also very suitable for bringing together a new year group, and a brilliant way to introduce children to camping.
“Chris made the camp a very memorable and special experience for our Year 6 leavers.We were thrilled – what a fantastic way to end the year!” Mrs Evans.
Activities and team-building games are fun, and chosen to develop connection with nature, a sense of direction, global citizenship and wonder. The stories around the campfire are myths from around the world about how some of the constellations came to be- so hopefully we will get a glimpse of the stars!
Overnight Camps run from after school until as late as 11.30am the next morning.
Nature Connection camps are a day and a night.
All food included. All you need to bring is your bedding, clothing and a toothbrush!
From £40 per person. Contact Chris on 07980 601830 for more information.
As of 2014 I have also teamed up with Trill Farm nr Axminster to offer fab nature connection camps at Trill Farm – have a peek at their website here – They have composting toilets, camping barn, solar hot water, a dis-used railway, woods, a high ropes course, sheep and cows – it’s amazing!
Here is some more feedback from a head teacher, and a participant:
The camp was brilliant. The children had an amazing time – Chris makes everything so special whether it be swimming in the river, playing bat and moth, listening for the bats with the bat detector or just sitting round the campfire sharing their memories (hilarious and extremely moving!). It was quite magical and a wonderful end to a busy term. I am sure all the children will remember it as one of the highlights of their precious time in Y6.
It was a great year 6 get together and one of the best memories I have of all my primary school friends.Billy Evans
Want a longer camping experience?
Chris has been leading WILDONES and LIVING WILD camps for school parties since 2004 in association with WILDWISE and also Escot Education.
WILD ONES and LIVING WILD camps, which run for two or more nights, are based on a highly successful blend of nature awareness, bushcraft and storytelling, these programmes make the most of a young person’s love of and curiosity for the natural world. The aim is to empower the children with new skills, to deepen their relationship to nature and breed a new confidence to continue to discover it for themselves. Most of all, this programme aims to deliver a hugely enjoyable experience to all.
For more information contact Chris or visit www.wildwise.co.uk.