Trees

SCHOOLS
OUTDOORS

"NATURE IS a great TEACHER"

OUTDOOR SKILLS &
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Wildeye Adventures welcomes schools to the best teacher and outdoor classroom in the world. Nature.

 

Wildeye instructors share bushcraft & survival skills, forest bathing sessions, outdoor & environmental education. Our instructors have been working in the outdoor industry for many years; each having walked their own path. We are highly skilled & experienced in managing young people on expeditions, conservation projects  survival camps and are connected with schools.

 

We are passionate about sharing the love for the outdoors and wild, and help influence young people to realise their own potential in their lives and within their community. Encouraging stepping out of the comfort zone to discover new skills.

 

Our outdoor activities support in developing team work, communication, independent thinking and leadership skills. Survival skills teach patience, determination and develop problem solving abilities. Learning how to observe and analyse the natural world and to make the best choices in the situation. Spending time away from wifi, all the gadgets and discovering how to put abilities & dependence on nature.

 

With each new skill learned comes a sense of psychological development. Survival teaches the importance of having a positive mind set; to keep pushing for what you want to achieve. Teaching how to be self-sufficient and building a better relationship towards the natural world.

 

Our instructors don't just teach survival skills. We educate on the importance of respecting the environment, sustainable living and having a sense of awareness towards the cycle of life.

 

Youth will listen to exciting stories on explorations in remote environments around the world on jungle expeditions and conservation projects. We create a fun, memorable outdoor experience and open young people up to another world. The natural world. 

Young people will leave the course with a sense of adventure, empowerment and a new found respect towards trees and biodiversity. Our aim to plant positive seeds in young minds.

"Outside is a classroom"

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TIMINGS:

HALF Day: 
10am - 2pm

FULL DAY:
10AM - 4PM

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • SCHOOLS

  • YOUTH GROUPS

  • AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

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HALF DAY:

A half day lasts for 4 hours with a 20min interval between activities. 

Activities: Shelter building (hammocks & tarps) fire lighting techniques, bushcraft knots, camp set up and team building games.

FULL DAY:

A full day of bushcraft will last from 10am to 4pm (timings are flexible) 

Activities:

  • Shelter building (hammocks & tarps)

  • Camp creation

  • Fire lighting techniques

  • Bushcraft knots

  • Foraging treasure hunt

  • Ice breaker / team building games

Choose between:

  • How to use a bushcraft knife & creating pegs for shelters  

  • Boiling hot water / Making herbal tea (nettle/mint/ginger/lemon)

  • Toasting Marshmallows / Bread making 

LOCATION:

We work in a private family owned campsite based in Sarratt Hertfordshire. Our sites are not accessible via coach, only cars or mini vans are accessible and are able to pass through the narrow country road leading up towards the site. 

There are toilets available and drinking water points available on site. There is a small woodlands leading n towards to site.  

Next overnight camp:

Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th August 2021

Based in private 23 acre ancient woodlands

in Brasted Chart, Sevenoaks, Kent

For booking email: contact@wildeyeadventures.com

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Our day time and overnight camps are for families, youth or community groups wishing to spend time in woodlands learning bushcraft skills & outdoor education. 

Learn how to create natural shelters, practise different fire lighting methods and create a comfortable camp to sleep in for the night. Sit by your camp fire at night and toast some marsh mellows.

 

Our instructors share much knowledge on the fascinating world of trees and woodlands. Inspiring a stronger connection to the natural world. Many young people have left our camps feeling inspired to start their environmental projects within their own communities. 

 

All courses and overnight camps are self-catered, so please bring enough food with you for the duration of stay. Breakfast the next morning, can be provided on a our overnight camps for an extra fee. We will send you a kit list, camp food ideas and advised on what to bring prior before attending. 

Our overnight experience gives you the chance to put learned bushcraft skills into practise and spend some relaxed independent time in the woods.

WOODLAND LOCATION

We work in a privately family owned campsite in Sarratt, Hertfordshire. open space, picturesk countryside views and access to toilets & drinking water.  

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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)

  • CREATING FISHING SPEARS \ FIRE TORCHES

  • KNOWLEDGE ON ANCIENT WOODLANDS

  • NATURE WALK

  • ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (PLANTS, TREES & FUNGI)

  • APPLYING LEAVE NO TRACE (RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT)

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FOOD & WATER

There is drinking water on site if you need to

refill water bottles or flasks. You will be sent camp food ideas, a kit list and location details via email after booking. Please be aware that this particular camp is catered towards young people and families and is an alcohol-free camp. 

This camp is self-catered so please bring enough food or drink for the duration of your stay 

Please be aware that there are no toilets on site so you'll be going back to basics. Be like a wild cat. 

Woodland safety & awareness will be shared on arrival.

Wildeye Adventures is not responsible for any food on camp,

Please inform instructors of any food allergies

or any illnesses before arriving on camp.

Please understand that this experience is encouraging

self-reliance and responsibility.

You will be camping independently and cooking food over an open fire come rain or shine, so be prepared with back up snacks.

British weather is unpredictable, but survival skills support you. 

The elements will not stop you from surviving a night in the woods.

If it isn't raining than it isn't training!

Get in touch to arrange your woodland experience with us.

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PRICES

ADULTS: 

£90 per person 

£95 (including breakfast)

CHILDREN/YOUTH 6+years

£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)

Discounts are available for guests who spread the word. Invite another family to camp (1 x Adult & 1 x Child ) and both parties receive a discounted rate. Sharing is caring.  

FAQ’S

How old do children need to be to attend? 

Children must be 6+ years old to attend camp. There will be bushcraft knife work, fire lighting skills and shelter building. Shelter building requires all hands on deck.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.