"NATURE IS A TEACHER"
SCHOOLS & YOUTH
WILDERNESS SKILLS / BUSHCRAFT / TEAM BUILDING
Wildeye Adventures provides highly experienced outdoor instructors specialising in wilderness skills (bushcraft & survival). We lead inspiring and engaging outdoor activities in woodlands that encourage independence, team building, communication and problem solving. Sharing outdoor & environmental education, we are committed to inspiring a closer connection to the environment & natural world.
Working with KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, KS6 and youth / social / community groups.
Timings are flexible. We cater courses individual groups and can work with a maximum of 30 youth per day. We inspire and influence young people to problem solve and to realise their own potential by encouraging stepping outside the comfort zone to discover new skills. Outdoor activities support in developing resilience, independent thinking and leadership skills. Learning how to observe and analyse the natural environment to make the best choices in a difficult situation. Spend time away from wifi, learning to let go of the gadgets we highly depend on and discovering how to survive using wilderness skills.
Outdoor education & exposure is beneficial to psychological development. Survival teaches the importance of having a positive mind set and to keep striving for what you wish to achieve. Learning how to be self-sufficient and building a better relationship towards the natural world.
Our instructors educate on the importance of respecting the environment and having a sense of awareness towards habitats & ecosystems. We create fun, outdoor educational experiences and open youth up to another world; the natural world.
Youth leave our courses feeling a sense of adventure, inspiration and empowerment. Having discovered new skills and possibilities outside of the comfort zone.
Our aim to plant positive seeds in young minds.
Wildeye Adventures also offers engaging visual presentations on explorations in remote environments, tribal cultures, jungle expeditions, volunteering abroad and wildlife conservation projects. Check out the public speaking page.
Forest bathing sessions also available (for mental health & wellbeing) for children, youth & school teachers. Please enquire.
HALF DAYS | FULL DAYS
A half day may last between 3 - 4 hours. A full day 6 hrs.
Timings are flexible and we cater courses to suit your budget needs.
We work in various woodland locations & scout camps around the Greater London area, please enquire for desired locations. We collaborate with various scout camps in West, North & South of London. We also work in Kent & the Buckinghamshire area.
Toilets & drinking water is available on the different sites
If you have a particular location in mind, we are happy to travel to various outdoor locations to lead bushcraft activities/courses.
Each course is adapted to suit the requirements of individual group needs. We may support you in creating a memorable outdoor experience to inspire youth. Please enquire.
ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:
HAMMOCK & BASHA SET UP
USING TARPS FOR SHELTER
FIRE LIGHTING SKILLS
USEFUL BUSHCRAFT TOOLS & KIT
APPLYING LEAVE NO TRACE (RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT)
USEFUL KNOTS USED IN BUSHCRAFT
TEAM BUILDING GAMES
PLANT ID \ FORAGING
CAMP FIRE COOKING (MAKING SMORES)
MAKING HERBAL TEA (NETTLE/MINT)
I first met Yara at Camp Wildfire back in 2017 when she was working with the Woodland Trust - thanks to her we planted 10 acres of new woodland. We met a couple more times at Camp Wildfire again, where I joined in with her bushcraft workshops which I LOVED!
Earlier this year I saw through her social media that she was delivering some Forest bathing sessions in Buckinghamsire. As part of my schools Adult Mental Health and Environment Teams, I thought this could be perfect for some of our staff to get out into the woodlands for an hour and try something new.
We met in Langley Park and spent about 1.5 hours outside. Yara was fantastic! We were encouraged to explore our surroundings and pay close attention to our senses, feeling, smelling, hearing, seeing and even tasting! (Did you know pine leaves taste like citrus and are full of goodness?)
As it got darker, our senses became even more switched on as we had to follow the sound of Yara's flute back to our meeting spot where we learned about the science behind how trees communicate with each other, how the bacteria in the outdoors supports a healthy microbiome and the neurobiology behind how trees and woodlands can help our bodies immune systems. Yara is incredibly knowledgable and passionate about her work which really captured the imaginations of our group.
We managed to stumble our way back to the cars (without torches) feeling relaxed, calm and refreshed!
My colleagues all messaged me the next morning telling me what a fantastic time they had, and how relaxed they still felt. One is excited to try out the hammocks on our next outing!
10/10 we are already planning our next one!
BEN WINGROVE | MARISH ACADEMY SCHOOL, LANGLEY, SLOUGH
I arranged to take a group of primary-aged children to a bushcraft day. Right from the start, contact with Yara was professional and efficient. Very reasonably priced considering the impact on the children. They were taught knots, den building, set challenges and making fire. Every single one of them thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Will definitely be booking again!
STEPHANIE DAMES | SARRAT CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOL