GET OUTDOORS. DISCOVER NATURE
NEXT OVERNIGHT CAMP
DATE: 25th & 26th March 2023
BRASTED CHART, SEVENOAKS, KENT
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Wildeye Survival Camp is an 18+ adult only course. Guaranteed to bring out your wild side.
Our courses/camps teach wilderness skills, encourage nature connection and provide the opportunity to camp in solitude. Based in wild-like 23acre private ancient woodland in Brasted Chart in Sevenoaks, Kent.
Learn essential skills of the wild and discover what nature can provide to survive. You will receive clear instructions & practical demonstrations of all bushcraft skills, followed by the opportunity to practise for yourself. Our overnight camps encourage a more secluded & independent experience. After a creative day of survival & bushcraft education, you will be prepared with the relevant and required education, enough to be responsible for your own well being.
Empower yourself with skills that teach self-reliance & personal responsibility. Discover different ways to light and maintain a fire. Try your luck with the bow drill (fire by friction) and learn how to use a bushcraft knife to carve pegs. Discover useful trees, plants & fungi used in bushcraft and learn how to work with nature, rather than against it. Bushcraft and skills of the wild can support you in traveling further, off the beaten track and with less stuff.
You will have the opportunity to explore the woods, find your own patch and set up camp.
The level of difficulty is yours to choose, so don't expect a military style vibe. Constructing natural shelters gives a more rewarding experience, but requires energy consumption and manual labour. Tarps are provided for shelter making & bushcraft hammocks are available on request.
Wildeye instructors will support you during the experience, share knowledge and offer guidance. However, at night time you will be left alone in your camp. Staff will be on site, but out of sight until the next morning.
The sound of a flute calls you to breakfast.
Leave our camps feeling inspired and empowered. Having adopted valuable knowledge & skills that give you the ability to be a more confident explorer.
"WILDERNESS SKILLS HAVE THE ABILITY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE OR THE LIFE OF A COMPANION"
Our instructors will be there throughout the day, feel free to ask as many questions, everyone has their own particular interests. If you would like to challenge yourselves throughout the experience, you are encouraged to create natural shelters. This gives a more for-filling survival experience having created a shelter using what nature provides. If you wish to work less on shelter building, use the provided tarps to create shelter, hammocks are also available on request.
British weather can be unpredictable and unexpected rainfall may result in testing personal abilities. However, survival skills when applied efficiently can create a positive outcome.
Spend the evening how you please, sitting by the fire light (Nature's TV). Take a walk to explore woods and venture to nearby fields for moon watching or star gazing. The evening is what you make of it! Further training commences after breakfast the next morning.
Please bring enough food for the duration of your stay, you might get peckish whilst shelter building, bring back-up snacks & fruit. Breakfast is provided for and the sound of the flute calls you around 7:30-8:30am.
Breakfast is a warm, energy boosting, traditional vegan Middle Eastern dish called "Foul". It has been well received on previous camps. Drinking water is available on camp so please bring a refillable water bottle along to refill bottles. Hot water is provided for teas & coffees.
This experience gives individuals the opportunity to spend time in the woods either solo, with a partner or friends/family left in solitude.
Natural Shelter Building
Using tarps for shelter
Fire lighting methods
How to light & maintain a fire
Practise Fire Bow (fire by friction)
Camp Fire Cooking
Hammock & Basha set up
How to use a bushcraft knife. Techniques on how to chop, carve & shave
Creating pegs for natural shelters
Useful bushcraft knots
Foraging for tinder & fuel
Useful tree/plants/fungi (used in bushcraft)
Woodland safety & awareness
Leave no trace
STAG & HEN DOS
RAT RACE ESCAPERS
If you would like to organise your own personal camp with either colleagues, family or friends. Focusing on specific bushcraft & wilderness skills. Connect with us.
Overnight Camp (Public event)
10:00am - 12:00pm (Next Day)
£95 x 1 Adult (including breakfast)
Maximum 15 guests on camp
CREATE YOUR OWN CAMP
We create tailored courses & camps in woodlands and adapt courses to suit individual groups needs.
If you wish to organise a personal woodland experience with a specific group of adults. Prices normally start at £500 for a group of 4 people, for an overnight bushcraft camp.
For an in-depth one to one private course.
Check out Alone in the Woods page.
Are there any toilets?
There are no toilets in the woods, so please be prepared in going back to basics. Bring toilet tissue & hand sanitiser. You’ll be advised on site. Think like a wild cat.
What kit shall I bring?
You are required to bring a sleeping bag, roll matt and travel pillow to camp. These items are not supplied by Wildeye Adventures. You will be sent a kit list via email before attending camp. Or take a look at our "Kit List" page on the blog.
Don't believe that you need to buy lots of expensive outdoor equipment for this experience.
What clothes do I wear?
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing, take warm clothing, good socks, a good pair of outdoor shoes or boots.
Bring a waterproof jacket. Waterproof trousers are optional.
Will I be comfortable sleeping on the forest floor?
You are required to bring foam/roll mats to keep you off the floor. You will be given training on how to make a shelter warmer and more comfortable.
What if it's really cold?
That's when a fire comes in handy. If you are someone who doesn't deal too well in cold weather. Please be sure to bring with you extra warm clothing, thick socks, warm trousers and a jumper. Thermal clothing is useful. You can also bring hot water bottle along, we can provide hot water. Be sure to forage enough fire wood before nightfall. If you are camping overnight on colder months of the year, be prepared for resilience and endurance.
Is there any water?
Please bring a re-fillable bottle with you. There is water on site if you need to refill. There will be hot water available and on the go for herbal teas, instant coffee & regular tea - which are provided
Can I cook my own food over a fire?
All camps are self-catered on the first day. You are required to bring along a packed lunch, snacks and an evening meal to cook over a fire for dinner. Breakfast is provided the next morning.
What if it's raining?
British weather can be unpredictable and we can get all the seasons in one day. It's advisable to bring waterproof clothing if you suspect the weather will be wet. If it isn't raining, than it isn't training! However, in cases of severe heavy rainfall and high winds, camps may be subject to rescheduling or cancellation for safety reasons. Re-scheduling, gift vouchers or refunds can be provided if this is the case.
Questions we haven't answered?
We are happy to answer any questions if you have any. Please contact us.
You are always welcome to get in touch if you wish to organise your own personal woodland experience for family or friends.