"THERE'S NO WIFI IN THE FOREST BUT I PROMISE YOU WILL FIND A BETTER CONNECTION"
BUSHCRAFT | NATURE SCIENCE | ENVIRONMENT
Wildeye Family Camps offers fun outdoor activities in ancient woodlands catered towards families and youth. Discover bushcraft skills with an added element of nature science & environmental education.
It's important encourage both youth and adults to keep a close relationship to the natural world and the best way to connect with the nature is by spending time in it. The human brain behaves differently in the outdoors, it actually works better. Learning bushcraft/survival skills is a chance to get creative and problem solve using what nature provides. You will discover and learn more about woodlands and what you can do to help protect them.
Discover how to create a natural shelter and learn more about useful trees, plants and fungi used in bushcraft. Forage for tinder & fuel, learn how use tarps for shelter, how to start a fire without using a lighter or matches and take part in nature style arts & crafts (creating tree spirits) Give thanks to the guardians of the forests as they remind that we are a part of the cycle of life and not separate from it.
Nature is an amazing teacher and it has so much to teach us, if we learn to listen.
Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor skills & environmental education in the aims of promoting self-reliance, woodland awareness and personal responsibility towards the natural world.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON AN OVERNIGHT CAMP:
NATURAL SHELTER BUILDING
USING TARPS FOR SHELTER
FIRE LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
FORAGING FOR TINDER & FUEL
CAMP FIRE COOKING
USEFUL BUSHCRAFT TOOLS & KIT
MAKING TREE SPIRITS (ARTS & CRAFTS)
KNOWLEDGE ON ANCIENT WOODLANDS
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (PLANTS, TREES & FUNGI)
NATURAL FIRE TORCHES
STORIES ON LIVING IN THE WILD FROM OUR INSTRUCTORS
APPLYING LEAVE NO TRACE (RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT)
WHO IS THIS FOR?
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
YOUTH CLUBS / GROUPS
10am - 5.30pm
10am - 12pm
£90 per person
£95 (including breakfast)
£70 Overnight Camp
£75 (Breakfast Included)
FAMILY DAY CAMP PACKAGE:
1 x Adult & 1 x Child: £135
2 x Adults & 1 x Child: £175
OVERNIGHT FAMILY CAMPS:
1 X Adult & 1 X Child: £160
(Including breakfast £170)
1 x Adult & 2 x Child: £230
(Including Breakfast £245)
2 x Adults & 1 x Child: £250
(Including Breakfast £265)
2 x Adults & 2 x Child: £320
(Including Breakfast £340)
2 x Adults & 3 x Child: £390
(Including Breakfast £415)
Get in touch to arrange your woodland experience with us.
FULL DAY IN THE WOODS
Our full day bushcraft course can last from 6 - 8 hours.
You will be taught the essential skills needed to set yourself up for either a full day or overnight stay in the woods.
Getting away from the city and immersing the family in nature can be a rewarding experience. You will gain knowledge on fire making, shelter building, helpful knots, setting up and hammocks & bashas, tarp uses, making fire torches and more.
A full day in the woods gives you a chance to get creative, set your imagination wild, connect with your loved ones and put in to practice learned bushcraft skills.
You will spend time away from all the gadgets and put your abilities to the test out in the woods.
Our overnight camps are the best way to put your shelter making abilities to the test.
Arrive on camp for 10am. You will spend most of the day gaining knowledge on skills of the wild and be taught the essential bushcraft skills required to set you up for a night in the woods.
Be prepared to cook your own food over a fire with no lighters.
Collect your own tinder & fuel, prepare & cook your own food and get yourself comfortable for a night in the woods, sleeping in the camp you created. Don't forget to bring some marshmellows to toast by the fire.
After a full day of bushcraft & survival training and guidance from our instructors. You will be prepared with the required education, enough to be responsible for you own personal well being on our overnight camps.
It's time to go wild, let nature provide and spend a night away from the city side.
FOOD & WATER
There is drinking water on both our sites if you need to refill your water bottles or flasks. Camp Wildeye is a self-catered. You will be sent camp food ideas, kit list and location via email after booking
Please bring enough food or drink for the duration of your stay and please be aware that this is a non-alcoholic & drug free camp aimed towards youth, family and community.
Wildeye Adventures is not responsible for any food on camp, any allergies or food requirements you may have are your own personal responsibility. Please inform instructors of any allergies or any illness you may feel may effect you on camp before arriving.
Please understand that this experience is encouraging personal self-reliance and self-responsibility.
You will be camping independently and cooking your own food over an open fire come rain or shine, so please be prepared with back up snacks. British weather is unpredictable but hopefully with the top shelter you may have built and a sufficient wood supply, the elements will not stop you from surviving a night in the woods. If it isn't raining than it isn't training!
What do I need to bring?
You will be provided with a kit list via email before arriving on camp. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and dress for the woods. Good outdoor boots or trainers are required as woodland floor may slippery or muddy in wet weather.
What do I wear?
In hot weather, please make sure you bring a pair of shorts and t-short. A sun hat and sun glasses are useful. Whatever the weather, bring warm clothing as British weather is unpredictable.
A warm jumper or hoodie for night time and a good jacket throughout the day to keep you warm, just in case.
Please bring a light water proof jacket, you can buy these cheap from any big retailer, go to the camping or outdoor section.
You don’t need to buy lot of expensive outdoor gear for this experience, but if you live in England, then you understand what the unpredictable weather can be like. Please bring some warm thick socks for night time. Jeans aren’t that great in the outdoors, if they get wet or muddy, it gets uncomfortable.
Are there any toilets?
There are no toilets on site so please be prepared in going back to the basics. Bring enough toilet tissue and hand sanitiser for the day or overnight camp. You will be given a woodland awareness briefing that will prepare you for your all wild experience. You’ll be out of the comfort zone but it’s all part of the experience.
Shall I bring a first aid kit?
Please bring a small first aid kit with you on overnight camps. Plasters, anti-septic cream, anti-histamine.if you suffer from any allergies please bring appropriate medications along. Wildeye Adventures is not responsible for carrying any personal medications. Please bring insect repellent and suncream for hot weather.
Is there parking?
There is no car park but there is parking on site for cars.
You will be instructed on where to park on arrival. Look out for Wildeye Adventures staff in high visible jackets on arrival who will guide you on where to park.
Are there any ticks or mosquitoes?
There have been minimal cases of ticks in our woods. However, there is deer around and where there is deer, there are ticks dwelling in the bracken ferns. Always check your body throughly after visiting any woodland, even the hard to see and reach areas of the body. Lyme disease is caused by ticks carrying the infection and if untreated can lead to illness.
In the summer around sunset times in the fields or around the lake, there may be mosquitoes and horse flies so please bring insect repellant. In the woods camp fires help to keep the bugs away.
What wildlife will I see?
This really depends on how quiet and sneaky you can be. There is deer on both woodland sites we operate on.
Maybe in the morning times, or around sunset time, you may spot a deer.
Deer has been spotted on both our sites on past camps. You’ll have to have a quiet wonder and see what you can find.
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.
Wildeye Adventures is 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.
These camps are catered towards families & youth groups. We tolerate a no alcohol and drugs policy on Camp Wildeye.
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.