These courses are designed with "team building" in mind for companies or organisations . To assist in developing and bringing a team closer together using outdoor skills, as a tool, within a woodland environment.
Teams will be trained in bushcraft & survival skills and will put them into practice either working as a team or independently. Participants will create shelter (either natural shelters or using tarps) be trained on different fire making skills using natural materials, search and rescue and signalling with fire. We incorporate a competitive element if required for separate activities.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
For companies or organisations wishing to take a team and challenge a team in a woodland environment with survival skills. Take a team of people out of the office and immerse them in a natural environment.
Survival is about mental strength, problem solving, creativity and becoming self-reliant. Engaging with the natural environment and using what nature provides to survive.
A day in the woods learning survival skills will definitely bring any team closer together.
WHAT YOU MAY EXPECT ON CAMP:
SOS | SIGNALLING WITH FIRE
HAMMOCKS & BASHAS
NATURAL SHELTER BUILDING
FIRE LIGHTING SKILLS
CAMP COOKING (Overnights)
USEFUL BUSHCRAFT TOOLS & KIT
TREE & PLANT KNOWLEDGE
COMPETITIVE SURVIVAL GAMES
FORAGING FOR TINDER & FUEL
LEAVE NO TRACE
Arrive on camp for 10am. You will spend most of the day gaining bushcraft & survival knowledge on living in the wild and be taught the essential bushcraft skills required to set you up for a night in the woods.
You will build your own shelter and will put it to the test overnight.
Be prepared to cook your own food over a fire with no lighters. You will be given fire strikers and will use natural materials to get your fires lit.
You will collect your own wood, prepare & cook your own food and get yourself comfortable for a night in the woods sleeping in your shelter.
In other words, after a long 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. Life is what you make it and this becomes even more a reality in the woods.
Wildeye Adventures is not a bubble wrapped experience. When the sun begins to set our instructors will be on site, but possibly out of site. Your health and safety is in your own hands for a night of independently sleeping out in the woods. The more creative effort you put into the survival techniques and practices, 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 your fire, make your own breakfast, begin dismantling your shelters, clean up camp and put out all fires in the correct manner.
We always apply 'Leave No Trace' to our camps and leave the woods how we found them.
It's time to go wild, let nature provide and put physical and mental strengths to the test.
STAY CLOSE TO NATURE
AND IT WILL NEVER
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
FOOD & WATER
Wildeye Team Building days & overnights are all self-catered. You are required to supply your own packed lunches or food for the duration of your stay. On overnight camps you take part in camp fire cooking.
There is drinking water on site to refill bottles. You are required to bring a re-useable bottle of water, sleeping bags, travel pillow and roll matts for overnight camps.
Please bring enough food or drink for the duration of your stay.
There are no toilets on site so prepared to go back to the basics. You will be advised on the best way to do so.
Respecting the environment is a must, all trash must be taken off site with you on departure. We apply leave no trace and leave nature how we found it.
Tailored camps can be created according to the requirements of each individual group. For example, if you wish to focus more on camp cooking or you would like the team to learn fish ponassing (traditional way of cooking fish over a fire) We can supply the fish at an extra cost or may bring your own) Or you may choose to focus on wood carving skills or primitive fire skills.
Or whether you wish to take a more healing & mindful approach by practising Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing)
We will have the team hugging trees by the end of the day!
If you have a particular outdoor/woodland space in which we can travel to, we are happy to visit woodlands locations.
Or visit us in a 23acre ancient woodlands site in Brasted Chart, in Sevenoaks Kent. Please contact us with your requirements and dates to organise a team building day in the woods.
HALF DAY IN THE WOODS
A half day (4 hours) in the woods practising shelter building and fire lighting
Practise outdoor skills individually and together in groups.
With an added element of competition using various outdoor skills
FULL DAY IN THE WOODS
A full day in the woods allows a group or team to build relationships in nature. To problem solve, boosts communication in the team and to test leaderships & intuitive skills.
Allowing a group to get away from the stresses of an urban environment and tune into a woodland environment.
To learn to let go of the everyday gadgets we survive with in the city and to learn more about how to survive in nature, using limited resources.
Practising survival skills throughout the day allows more time to work together creating a camp living space and practise taught skills. Working individually and together in groups, with an added element of competition using various outdoor skills.
What shall we wear?
Please come dressed and prepared for a day in the woods. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.
Wear outdoor boots or trainers and bring waterproof clothing for wet weather. British weather can be unpredictable.
Are there any toilets?
There are no toilets in the woods so please be prepared in going back to the basics.
Bring toilet tissue and hand sanitiser.
What shall I bring?
You will be sent a kit list via email and be advised on what to bring before arriving on camp. Please bring a small first aid kit for overnight camps and any personal medications. Wildeye Adventures is not responsible for looking after any medications.
How much time can we spend in the woods?
This depends on you. There is the option of half day (4 hours) full day (6 to 8 hours) or overnight camps (24 hours)
The level of difficult can be adapted to suit the requirements of each individual group or team.
Can we tailor our own camp?
Tailored camps can be created according to the requirements of each individual group.
Please enquire with your added preferences and let us see how we can create the woodland experience you are seeking.
Is there any parking?
There is parking available on both woodland sites for cars.
However, if arriving in wet weather do not drive on to any field or open grass and stick to the concrete paths.
You will see either signs or staff advising you on where to park on arrival.
Unfortunately due to the narrow country roads and small gates. Coaches cannot pass through or drive onto both woodland sites.
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.
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 of 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 are qualified in outdoor & wilderness first aid and share advice and support. However, you enter the woods at your own risk and personal health & safety is in your own hands.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay wild.