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Summer Forest Camp Wk1 (w/b 24/7/17)
Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 09:00 – Fri, 28 Jul 2017, 15:30 BST
Forest Camp has its roots fixed in the Forest School movement, roots which are held together in a nutritious soil filled with all the goodness of an experiential education summer camp in the USA called Interlocken that our founder DannyEnglish used to work and play at, then later became Director. We encourage creativity, uniqueness/acceptance and positive risk taking while asking the children to consider the values of treating themselves, each other and the natural world with fairness and kindness.
The program offers children an opportunity to play, learn about the natural world and try a variety of skills and activities ranging from nature art, music and outdoor yoga to bushcraft, outdoor skills and campfire cooking. It is all carried out in a play based fashion where children join activities as and when they like and are not ‘forced' into the program. We also create an environment where children feel like they are part of a community and each day they volunteer to do things that keep the whole experience in 'flow', these range from fire monitors (we always have warm food and drinks) to random acts of kindness. Throughout the whole program we try to foster a sense of community where people recognise that the whole is greater than it's individual parts, all of whom rely on each other to flourish.
Children attend each day from 9am-3.30pm.
(this year our Summer Forest Camp is welcoming children aged 8-13)