ADULT SURVIVAL CAMP
TEST YOUR RESILIENCE IN THE WINTER SEASON
OVERNIGHT WINTER COURSE
DATE: 13th & 14th January 2024
LOCATION: Sevenoaks, Kent
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For adults only 18+. Guaranteed to bring out your wild side. This is no "Glamping" experience or walk in the park. Our courses/camps teach survival & wilderness skills, encourage resilience and provide the opportunity to camp independently in the woods to test personal abilities whatever the weather. Most public overnight courses take place in wild-like private bluebell woods in Sevenoaks, Kent. However, we also run overnight courses in sites based in Croydon, Buckinghamshire & Dartford if you wish to organise a bushcraft woodland experience for a specific group.
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. After a day adopting survival & bushcraft knowledge, you will be prepared to be responsible for your own well being overnight in the woods. In Autumn time in the woods, the forest gifts us with Sweet Chestnuts, berries, nuts & edible mushrooms. Winter courses will definitely test your mental strength & resilience. Remember that survival skills have the ability to empower you and teach self-reliance & personal responsibility.
Discover different ways to create shelter and light a fire. learn more about woodland ecology, discover useful trees, plants & fungi and how to apply leave no trace. Bushcraft 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 your personal camp.
The level of difficulty is yours to choose, don't expect a military style scenario. Constructing natural shelters gives a more rewarding experience though it requires manual labour and consumes energy. However, don't underestimate personal capabilities as humans are amazingly adaptable creatures. Tarps are issued to each individual for shelter building & bushcraft hammocks are also available.
Wildeye instructors will support you during the experience, share knowledge & offer guidance. However, at sunset you'll be left alone to camp independently. Staff will remain in the woodlands - just a short walk away - but be out of sight until the next morning. The sound of a flute will summon you to breakfast. Further training, pack down and leave no trace before departure.
Leave our courses feeling inspired to learn more. Having adopted valuable knowledge & skills that give you the ability to be a responsible camper and 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 so feel free to ask as many questions. Everyone has their own particular interests. If you would like to challenge yourselves throughout the experience, you're 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.
British weather can be unpredictable & unexpected rainfall may result in testing resilience. However, survival skills when applied efficiently can create positive outcomes.
Spend the evening how you please, sitting by the fire light (Nature's TV). Explore woods or 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.
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.
Using Tarps & Hammocks for Shelter Making
Making a fire reflector - for extra heat
Fire lighting skills
Foraging for tinder, kindling & fuel
Camp Fire Cooking
How to use a bushcraft knife. Techniques on how to chop, carve & shave
Creating pegs for natural shelters
Useful bushcraft knots
Useful tree/plants/fungi (used in bushcraft)
Woodland safety & awareness
Importance of "Leave no trace"
STAG & HEN DOS
RAT RACE ESCAPERS
Overnight Camp (Public event)
10:00am - 12:00pm (Next Day)
£120 x 1 Adult (including breakfast)
Bring a friend discount - £220 x 2 Adults
Maximum 10 adults on camp
CREATE YOUR OWN CAMP
We create tailored courses / camps in woodland sites based around London, Kent & Buckinghamshire & 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.
Where are the woodlands based?
We work in different location around London, Buckinghamshire & Kent. Overnight courses take place in Dartford, Croydon, Sevenoaks & Buckinghamshire. Please enquire.
Are there any toilets?
There are no toilets in the Sevenoaks site, so please be prepared in going back to the primitive. Bring toilet tissue & hand sanitiser and think like a wild cat. You'' be advised during woodland awareness. There are toilets based in Buckinghamshire, Croydon & Dartford sites.
What kit shall I bring?
Essential kit is a 3 season sleeping bag, roll/foam matt & a torch. 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 / 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 matt to keep you off the floor. You will be given training on how to make a shelter warmer & more comfortable. Tarps are provided to each individual.
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! Yes you will get wet if it's raining, but then you adapt, and find ways to make the best out of the situation, that's what survival is. 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.