"NATURE IS A PLAYGROUND"
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.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
YOUTH CLUBS / GROUPS
10am - 5.30pm
10am - 12pm
FULL DAY IN THE WOODS
A full day camp can last from 6 - 8 hours.
Gain knowledge on fire making, shelter building, helpful knots, setting up hammocks & bashas, tarp, crafting and more.
Get creative in the woods and put into practice learned bushcraft skills.
Spend time away from wifi and all the gadgets and put abilities and dependence on nature.
Overnight camps are the best way to immerse yourself in nature and put natural shelter making abilities to the test..
Arrival 10am. Discover essential survival skills required to set you up for a night in the woods.
Be prepared to cook personal food over a fire - without using lighters.
Collect tinder & fuel and get yourself comfortable for a night in the woods.
After a full day gaining outdoor skills & guidance from instructors. You will be prepped with the required knowledge, enough to be responsible for you own personal well being overnight in the woods.
After the sunsets, our instructors will be on site - but out of site! Wildeye encourages a more secluded experience in the woods.
It's time to go wild, let nature provide and spend a night away from the city side.
Departure 12pm next day.
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)
£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.
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 arrival. Look out for Wildeye Adventures staff in high visible jackets who will guide you. You'll be sent directions prior to attending.
Are there any ticks or mosquitoes?
There have been minimal cases of ticks in these woods. However, there is deer around. And where there are deer, there are ticks dwelling in the bracken ferns. Always check the body throughly after visiting any woodland, even the hard to see & reach areas. Get a family member to assist you if need be.
Lyme disease is caused by ticks carrying the infection and if untreated can lead to serious illness if left un-treated.
In the summer around sunset times in the fields or around the lake, there may be mosquitoes and horse flies so please do bring insect repellant.
In the woods, camp fires smoke helps 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.