3 DAYS IN THE WOODS

Our objective is encourage and enable young people to engage with the natural environment
in active and positive ways using nature as an outdoor classroom.

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SAMPLE ITINERARY

This sample 3 day itinerary includes fire lighting, creative campfire cooking, shelter building, wild camouflage, natural torches, night games, an owl prowl, marshmallows, hot chocolate and popcorn making on an open fire. This 3 day camp also offers advanced fire lighting using the bow drill method, a wilderness exploration, advanced campfire cooking and the O2B Bushcraft challenge.

Our woodland residential packages can accommodate large groups with a kitchen area, a compost toilet and covered areas for teaching. We offer traditional Bell tent camping or a wild camping option for the ultimate in wilderness adventures.

The session starts with fire lighting. Groups will use their designated Tribe bushcraft boxes to light their fire to be used to cook their lunches on. A BBQ style lunch (including the famous Outback2basics burger) will be prepared by the learners. Students will go on to build a natural shelter to spend the night outside in (optional) and can develop these shelters during their time in the woods. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with camouflage techniques and use their skills in camouflage games. Games will played throughout the day to encourage teamwork within the whole group.

Dinner will be prepared by a field cook- A Forest feast of spatchcock roast chicken with a variety of vegetables all cooked on an open fire on the first evening and a sausage casserole with pit baked vegetables for the following evening, (vegetarian food also available on request). After dinner students will be encourage to partake in a Sit spot- Time to tune in to your surroundings and see the wildlife in the woods from a different perspective. The following evening will hold a talent show hosted by the students.

Students will learn how to make natural torches to light up the dark.Night games will follow. Hot chocolate and pop corn cooked on the fire and a chance to experience the woodlands at night playing stalking games. Bed- In Bell tents or natural shelters. Breakfasts will consist of a full woodsman breakfast – bacon, eggs and beans or cereal alternative. Students will learn how to safely use knives and other tools to whittle a piece of woodland cutlery around the campfire. We will give the learners an opportunity to understand about the idea of tracking and initiate an educational and fun tracking activity to inspire problem solving and nature awareness.

Participants will go on to learn advanced fire lighting using the bow drill to make fire by friction, go on a wild exploration of the woodlands learning about the flora and fauna around them. Learners will also have a chance to experiment with natural cooking methods and cooking on their own open fires. The session will culminate in a Bushcraft challlenge putting all the skills they have learnt to the test. Pack down, Leave no trace, talking circle and depart.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Develop new skills
Create group cohesion by working on team tasks
Create an understanding of natural materials and their uses
Inspire creativity
Encourage problem solving
Develop an understanding of their impact on the natural environment
Create positive relationships with peers
Educate and inspire learners to be outside

We would be happy to come into your school to discuss with you in further detail your individual requirements.

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Whatever the time of year, the wild world is out there just waiting to be explored