Wildeye Survival Camps are for adults aged between 18 and 75 years old.
For more family orientated courses that include children and youth, check out Camp Wildeye
We create courses & events in woodlands and adapt camps to suit individual groups needs.
If you wish to organise a personal woodland experience with a specific group.
Please get in touch. We need a minimum of four people to set up and run a camp.
For a more private, in depth one to one sessions. Check out Alone in the Woods
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Natural Shelter Building
Using tarps for shelter
Hammock & Basha set up
How to use a bushcraft knife & techniques on how to chop, carve and shave wood
Creating pegs for natural shelters
How to light and maintain a camp fire
Useful trees, plants and fungi used in bushcraft
Woodland safety & awareness
Water purification techniques
SOS - signalling for help
How to build a fire reflector
What to do if you find yourself lost in the woods
Leave no trace
10AM - 12PM (NEXT DAY)
After a creative day of training and guidance, you will be prepared with relevant and required education. Enough to be responsible for you own personal well being for an over night in the woods. Camping away from the communal teaching area, for a more secluded experience.
Our instructors will be there throughout the day, offering guidance and support. Checking to see if all shelters are safe, waterproof & adequate.
The level of difficultly is up to you. If you would like to challenge yourselves throughout the experience, you are encouraged to create natural shelters. This gives a more for-filling survival experience, having created a shelter using what nature provides.
If you wish to work less on shelter building, you may choose create shelters using tarps (tarps provided) hammocks & bashas also available on request, if you wish to sleep off the forest floor.
British weather can be unpredictable and unexpected rainfall may result in testing personal abilities. However, survival skills when applied efficiently make a positive difference.
When the sun sets, instructors will be on site but out of site. Your personal health & safety is in your own hands.
You may spend the evening how you please, sitting by the fire light (Nature's TV). Take a walk to explore woods or venture to nearby fields for moon watching and star gazing. The evening is what you make of it!
Further training continues after breakfast, next morning.
This entire camp is self catered. Please bring enough food and snacks for the duration of your stay. An optional breakfast is provided for an extra fee, unless you wish to fully cater for yourself.
Breakfast provided is a warm, energy boosting, healthy, traditional vegan Middle Eastern dish called Foul. It has been well received on previous camps. Drinking water is available on camp so please bring a refillable water bottle along to refill bottles.
The experience encourages independence; giving individuals the opportunity to spend time in the woods left in solitude.
STAG & HEN DOS
RAT RACE ESCAPERS
10:00 - 17:00 (£75 per adult)
Overnight Camp -
10:00am - 12:00pm (Next Day)
£85 per individual (£90 breakfast included)
£160 for 2 adults (£170 breakfast included)
Discounts available if you bring a extra guests
Minimum 4 people per camp
Maximum 15 people per camp
Have the opportunity to learn bushcraft skills combined with Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing)
Woodland Escape is for couples. Bring along either a partner, family member or a friend and work together (team work) to construct a camp.
Put survival skills to the test on an experience which encourages solitude. You will be trained and given the opportunity to put into practice learned skills.
Explore the woods, find a secluded spot and work together with your partner. The more effort you put in, the better the outcome.
Spend time prepping & forage a sufficient amount of tinder & fuel. Discover useful crafts & techniques which allow you to stay warm, dry & comfortable outdoors.
The next morning, after breakfast and decamping. You will take part in a 2 hour forest bathing immersion session, before departing back to the city side.
Are there any toilets?
There are no toilets in the woods, so please be prepared in going back to basics. Bring toilet tissue & hand sanitiser. You’ll be advised on site.
What kit shall I bring?
Tarps are provided on overnights camps. Hammocks are also an options. You are required to bring a sleeping bag, roll matt and travel pillow to camp. These items are not supplied by Wildeye Adventures.
You will be sent a kit list via email before attending camp.
Or take a look at our "Kit List" page on the blog.
Don't believe that you need to buy lots of expensive outdoor equipment for this experience. If you are camping overnight, you will need a sleeping bag and roll matt (to keep you off the forest floor) and a simple first aid kit. For hot weather, bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
What clothes do I wear?
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans on overnight camps please) take warm clothing, good socks, a good pair of outdoor shoes or boots. Bring a waterproof jacket. Waterproof trousers are optional.
Will I be comfortable sleeping on the forest floor?
On overnight camps, you are provided with a tarp (shelter) you can build your own natural shelter or have the option of using a hammock and basha sheet, keeping you off the forest floor. You will be given training on how to make your shelter warmer and more comfortable. It depends on how much effort you put into creating your shelter. Make sure it's waterproof!
Is there any water?
Please bring a re-fillable bottle with you. There is water on the sites if you need to refill.
There will be hot water available and on the go for teas and coffee (Herbal teas provided)
Can I cook my own food over a fire?
Our camp are self-catered. You may only experience cooking over a fire on our overnight camps or if specifically required. You are required to bring along a packed lunch, snacks for the duration of the day and an evening meal to cook over a fire for dinner. Breakfast is provided the next morning for an extra fee.
What if it's raining?
British weather can be unpredictable and we can get all the seasons in one day. It's advisable to bring waterproof clothing if you suspect the weather will be wet. If it isn't raining, than it isn't training! However, in cases of heavy rainfall and wind, camps may be subject to rescheduling or cancellation for safety reasons. Scheduling or refunds can be provided, if this is the case.
Questions we haven't answered?
We are happy to answer any questions if you have any. Please contact us.
You are always welcome to get in touch if you wish to organise your own personal woodland experience for family or friends.
Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor education in the aims to promote a connection to the natural world, personal responsibility and self-reliance.
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 a strong sense of awareness towards the environment whilst on camp, bring rubbish bags to take away any trash with you off camp. Please d not leave any litter in the woods. 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.
Woodlands are always full of uneven grounds, falling branches and other risks to be aware of.
Please ensure you always wear suitable clothes and footwear whilst spending time in woodlands.
Absolutely no hunting, harming or the killing of wildlife is allowed on site.
Wildeye Adventure camps are all self-catered. Wildeye Adventures instructors are 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. 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.
There are no toilets on site, so it's going back to the wild way. You are advised best on how to do so in woodland awareness.
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. However, we are first aid trained and can offer support, however your personal health and safety is in your own hands whilst on site.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay wild.