"I TOOK A WALK IN THE WOODS
AND CAME OUT TALLER THAN THE TREES" HENRY DAVID THOREAU
WILDEYE SURVIVAL CAMP
BUSHCRAFT & SURVIVAL | WOODLANDS
Welcome to Wildeye Survival Camp, guaranteed to bring out your wild side. Spend time learning essential survival skills and the importance of survival psychology. Discover what nature can provide for us to survive. Receive training on outdoor skills & crafts that allow you to be self-reliant in nature.
With the option of spending either full day or put your skills to the test on an overnight survival camp.
We will take you away from technology. There is no wifi in the forest but we promise you will find a better connection. You will receive clear instructions and demonstration of all survival skills, followed by the opportunity to have a try for yourself.
Find your own spot in the woods for a more secluded and independent experience. Create your own natural shelters (this involves manual labour) practise wood carving and cook personal food over a camp fire. End the evening watching the sunset, forest bathing in a hammock, star gazing or just staring at nature's TV. The evening is your free time and what you make of it.
Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor skills in the aims of inspiring independence. Developing skills in wilderness survival, self-reliance, woodland awareness and personal responsibility. Sharing environmental education on nature science, woodland awareness and tree & forest conservation. Learn more about the magical world of trees & woods. Discover useful trees, plants and fungi used in bushcraft. Leave our camp with a new found awareness and connection towards nature.
We hope the experience encourages you to be a more confident explorer and reawakens that deep connection towards the natural world.
Wildeye Survival Camps are for adults aged between 18 - 70 years old.
Each overnight camp is flexible, subject to change and is adapted to suit the needs of each individual group.
If you wish to organise your own personal camp, please inform us of any special requirements you may have or of any specific outdoor skills you especially wish to focus on.
The more time you spend in the woods, the more you will discover. Get outdoors. Discover nature.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
FRIENDS \ FAMILIES
CHARITIES \ ORGANISATIONS
STAG & HEN DOS
RAT RACE ESCAPERS
FULL DAY IN THE WOODS - 10AM - 5PM (7hrs)
HAMMOCKS & BASHAS
HOW TO USE TARPS
CARVING PEGS FOR SHELTER
FIRE LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
HOW TO LIGHT AND MAINTAIN A FIRE
FORAGING FOR TINDER & FUEL
USEFUL BUSHCRAFT KNOTS
LEAVE NO TRACE
WOODLAND & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
USEFUL TOOLS USED IN BUSHCRAFT
KNOWLEDGE ON TREE, PLANTS & FUNGI
OVERNIGHT CAMPS - 10AM - 12PM NEXT DAY
NATURAL SHELTER BUILDING
HAMMOCK & BASHA SET UP
PUTTING UP TARPS
FORAGING FOR FUEL
CAMP FIRE COOKING
USEFUL TREES, PLANTS & FUNGI
USEFUL BUSHCRAFT KNOTS
USEFUL BUSHCRAFT TOOLS & KIT
APPLYING LEAVE NO TRACE
HOW TO USE A BUSHCRAFT KNIFE
CARVING FEATHER STICKS / PEGS
USEFUL ITEMS TO HAVE IN A BUG OUT BAG
CHANCE TO EXPLORE THE WOODS INDEPENDENTLY
Full Day - 10:00 - 17:00 (£75 per adult)
Overnight Camp -
10:00am - 12:00pm (Next Day)
£90 per adult (£95 breakfast included)
Prices are per individual and are subject to change, depending on group size and season. Minimum of four people to run a camp.
Contact us to arrange your woodland experience.
Tarps are provided on all our overnight camps. We encourage building and in sleeping a natural shelter whilst on camp. You will be given training on how to set it up. This is how most people choose to experience a survival camp, by building their own shelters. It creates more valuable memories working together to create a home for the night. We strongly recommend immersing yourself in the outdoor experience and try sleeping with what nature provides. Hammocks are also available if required.
For overnight camps, you are required to bring a sleeping bag, foam matt (to put underneath sleeping bag on the forest floor) and a travel pillow. These specifics items are not supplied by Wildeye Adventures on camp. You will be sent a kit list via email before attending.
We run our camps in woodlands based in Kent. In either a 110 acres of deciduous woodland located in High Brooms or a 25 acre ancient woodland located in Brasted Chart in Sevenoaks.
The site in Sevenoaks is a beautiful, mixed broadleaf 23 acre ancient woodland, with a nearby fields for sunset views and star gazing.
The site in High Brooms is a younger oak woodland. The site has some history to it, with a small lake and archeological findings encountered and studied there. There is wildlife on both sites and if you are quiet enough in the morning time or around sunset, you might be lucky enough to spot deer.
Remember that wildlife only wonders closer when you are extremely quiet with no quick movements.
We run camps depending on the availability of each site.
NEXT WILDEYE CAMP:
DATE: Get in touch to arrange a camp
FULL DAY IN THE WOODS - 10AM - 5PM (7hrs)
From 10am to 17:00pm. A full day in the woods allows you to take time practicing learned survival skills.
With the opportunity to practise natural shelter building, creating shelter using tarps or putting up hammocks.
Discover different fire lighting techniques, useful knots, how to use a bushcraft knife and gain knowledge on ancient woodlands.
You will be given demonstrations and learn essentials in setting up a camp in a woodland environment.
Learn how to create and maintain your own fires, forage for tinder & fuel and practise different fire lighting techniques. You will discover helpful camp crafts, useful bushcraft knots and learn about different trees, fungi and plants used in bushcraft.
Get creative, set the imaginations free and problem solve using what nature provides. Spend time building relationships in nature and leave feeling a more confident explorer.
OVERNIGHT CAMPS - 10AM - 12PM (NEXT DAY)
Arrive on camp for 10am. Spend most of the day gaining bushcraft & survival knowledge and be taught essential skills required to set you up for a night in the woods. Create your own personal camp, make shelter and learn how to build and maintain a fire.
Tarps are included and supplied overnight course. You will learn how to create a natural shelters to keep warm and dry. However, you have the option of hiring a hammock keeping you off the forest floor.
Discover how to use a bushcraft knife and carve wood. Learn about useful trees, plants and fungi and relevant skills that will allow you to spend a warm and comfortable night in the woods. You will be going back to nature and be inspired in becoming self-sufficient.
After a creative day of training and guidance, you will be prepared with the required education, enough to be responsible for you own personal well being overnight. You will have a spot in solitude away from the communal area. For a more secluded and private experience in the woods.
Wildeye Survival Camp is not a bubble wrapped experience.
When the sun begins to set our instructors will be on site, but out of site. Your personal health and safety is in your own hands for a night of independent camping. You will be free to explore the site and have plenty of time spent in solitude.
We encourage setting free independence to help build self-confidence, enough to be self- reliant for an independent overnight camp in the woods.
The next morning when you wake to the sound of the singing birds and sunlight bursting through the trees (hopefully!) you will re-light yours fires for breakfast - breakfast may be included in camp if requested (warm hearty & healthy delicious middle eastern vegetarian breakfast)
You will begin dismantling shelters and put all fires out in the correct manner. Hopefully you may have spotted some deer, heard woodpeckers in the early morning or owls in the night.
By the end of the experience, you will have left feeling a sense of empowerment and rejuvenation.
Stay human and go wild, for a while.
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?
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 filled up bottle of water with you. There is water on our woodland sites if you need to refill. There will be hot water available for teas and coffee.
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.
Any 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.
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.
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.