"THREE THINGS CANNOT BE RETRIEVED: THE ARROW RELEASED FROM THE BOW. THE WORD SPOKEN IN HASTE. THE MISSED OPPORTUNITY" - HAZRAT ALI
WILDEYE ARCHERY & BUSHCRAFT
Welcome to Wildeye Archery & Bushcraft camp, guaranteed to bring out your wild side and possibly make you feel a little bit like one of Robin Hoods crew members.
On this course, Wildeye Adventures shares essential bushcraft skills with the opportunity to practice archery in the woods.
Offering either a full day, learning bushcraft in the morning time and practicing archery in the afternoon. Or if you're really up to a survival challenge, an overnight camping experience in personally built camouflaged natural shelters.
Learn shelter building, different fire lighting techniques, primitive skills, search useful knots and pick up tree & plant knowledge along the way.
You'll have the opportunity to put bushcraft skills into practise in the woods and practise shooting at a target in the woods.
Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor education in the aims of promoting self-reliance, environmental awareness and personal responsibility.
If you wish to make an enquiry, have any requests or questions about our camp details, please visit the contact page.
Wildeye Archery & Bushcraft Camps are for ages 12 + years old.
Let nature be your guide and use what nature provides to survive.
Each camp is flexible, whether you wish to spend a full day in the woods or an overnight camping experience. Camps are subject to change and adapted to suit the needs of each individual group dynamic.
Please inform us of any special requirements you may have or of any specific outdoor skills you especially wish to focus on.
The more time you spend in the woods, the more you will discover.
We work in 110 acres of ancient deciduous woodland located in High Brooms in Kent.
The site even has some history to it with archeological findings encountered and studied there.
There is wildlife on site and if you are quiet enough in the morning time or around sunset you might be lucky enough to spot deer. Remember wildlife only wonders close when you are quiet.
You have the choice between different location spots within the woodlands to pitch camp. Whether you wish to sleep in tents in the field or by the calm lake, or set up your hammocks & bashas in the woodland, you will be free to explore the environment.
FULL DAY IN THE WOODS
A full day in the woods can last from 6 - 8 hours long and means you can take time practicing learned bushcraft and archery skills in the woods. You will spend the morning learning about camp craft, useful tools, useful knots, learn how to light a fire & sustain it, learn how to make primitive arrows and spend the afternoon improving your shooting skills and firing at targets in the woods.
A full day in the woods gives the chance to get creative, learn bushcraft skills and practice archery in woodlands.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
GROUPS OF FRIENDS
HEN & STAGS
WHAT YOU MAY EXPECT ON AN OVERNIGHT CAMP:
NATURAL SHELTER BUILDING
HOW TO MAKE A CAMP FIRE & SUSTAIN IT
BUSHCRAFT TOOLS & KIT
LOCATING NATURAL TINDER
MAKING NATURAL FIRE TORCHES (OVERNIGHT CAMP)
DIDGERIDOO AROUND THE FIRE
FOOD & WATER
Camps are self-catered therefore you are required to supply your own food on camp. Please bring enough food & drinks for the duration of your stay. Bring a packed lunch, snacks and fruit.
There is drinking water on site but please bring a filled water bottle.
On overnight camps you will be advised on what to bring food wise and be given training on over the fire cooking.
1 x Lunch (Day 1)
1 x Evening Meal (cooked over fire)
1 x Breakfast (morning after camp out)
Tea or Coffee
Wildeye Adventures is not responsible for food on camp, any allergies or food requirements you may have are your own personal responsibility. Please understand that Wildeye Adventures encourages personal self-reliance and self-responsibility.
You will be camping and cooking your own food over an open fire come rain or shine, so please be prepared with back-ups snacks. British weather is unpredictable but hopefully with the cracking shelter you would have built over the fire and with your sufficient wood collection, rain water will not stop you from surviving a night in the woods.
EMERGENCY SURVIVAL BAG (WE PROVIDE THESE FOR BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS)
ROLL | FOAM MAT (KEEP YOU OFF THE FLOOR)
OUTDOOR BOOTS OR TRAINERS
FIRST AID KIT (OVERNIGHTS)
SUN SCREEN (HOT WEATHER)
HAT (HOT OR COLD WEATHER)
COOKING POTS | MESS TIN (OVERNIGHT)
OUTDOOR MUG / THERMAS
SMALL DAY PACK
RE-USABLE WATER BOTTLE
Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor education in the aims to promote a connection to the natural world and self-sufficiency. Please be aware that you are responsible for your own health and safety whilst on camp.
Please ensure that you bring any required medications needed with you and take personal responsibility for them. We cannot carry or look after any medications on your behalf.
Please be aware that we encourage having a strong sense of awareness towards the environment whilst on camp, bring rubbish bags to take away any rubbish you may have off camp. Do not leave any litter in the woods. Please do not burn plastic on camp fires as this can create toxic chemicals which may be harmful to health and the environment. Please do not burn any cans or glass bottles on fires. If not burned out properly they can leave behind sharp objects which may harm wildlife.
Woodlands are always full of uneven grounds, falling branches and other risks to be aware of. Please ensure you always wear suitable clothes and footwear whilst spending time in woodlands.
Absolutely no hunting, harming or the killing of wildlife is allowed on site.
Wildeye Adventure camps are all sefl-catered. Wildeye Adventures instructors are not responsible for any food you bring on camp and all food is your own responsibility. There are no shops in the woods so do organise yourself or your group before arrival on camp and come prepared for an overnight experience in the woods.
Wildeye Adventures does not supply any food for evening meals.
There are no kitchen facilities on camp, after bushcraft training your camp is your own creation and you will be cooking food over an open fire.
Please bring a small first aid kit with you, self-treat & self-care if and when needed. Woodlands are a wild and natural environment. Be aware that there may be trip hazards from tree roots or uneven ground, observation skills are needed. Look out for poisonous or stinging plants such as Foxglove, Nettles or Bramble.
Wildeye Adventures instructors are not responsible for any injuries or illnesses that may occur whilst on camp. We will happily share our first aid advice and offer friendly support but your personal health is in your own hands please.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay wild.
Each camp is what you make it, we adapt to suit the needs of each individual group.
You never know what you will discover in the woodlands. On our overnight camps you will have the chance to fully practice and put to test bushcraft skills learned and have the opportunity to spend more time practicing shooting arrows the next day too.
After spending most part of the day acquiring valuable outdoor skills on living in the wild. You will explore the area, select a suitable camp spot and construct a shelter.
Setting out to create your own personal camp, making shelters, lighting a fire and cooking food over your fire, whatever the weather. Emergency survival bags or space blankets are provided, and we encourage creating either natural shelters or using hammocks or ponchos.
After the training received throughout the day, Wildeye instructors will be in close range offering support and guidance, although we strongly encourage to set free your independence.
Building your personal self-confidence, enough to be self- reliant and putting skills to the test on an independent overnight camp in the woods.
Life is what you make it and this becomes even more a reality in the woods within the camp you create. Please let us know whether you would prefer a more independent experience or whether you wish to be supervised on an overnight camp.
The more creative efforts you put into your camp (with the survival techniques and practices given) the better outcome and experience you will have.
The next morning when you wake to the sound of the singing birds and sunlight bursting through the trees (hopefully!) you will re-light the fire, make breakfast, begin dismantling shelters and put out all fires out in the correct manner.
Before leaving camp you will have the opportunity to practice shooting more arrows.
We always apply 'Leave No Trace' to each camp and leave the woods how they were found.
Take care of nature and it will take care of you.
You'll leave camp with a sense of empowerment and achievement.