Activities

On our overnight camps, everyone battles the giant kin ball, works together to put up their tents, sings songs and eats marshmallows around the campfire, sleeps beside their friends under canvas, and summons a rescue during the water rocket race!

During the day, every school creates their own bespoke camp put together from an exciting mix of educational activities, all delivered by our highly trained and experienced staff.

"The children thoroughly enjoyed activities and were engaged through the day without exception"
-Camp Feedback

 
 Bush-tucker challenge!
 Fire lighting

bug-buns and blazes!

One of our core bushcraft activities. Highly popular with teachers, children, and the camera person!

  • Firelighting: using a sparking fire-steel, everyone will set cotton-wool ablaze!
  • Bush-tucker challenge!
  • Learning to make pancakes over the open fire (bug seasoning optional!)

Key Learning outcomes

  • Overcoming fears during the bush-tucker challenge
  • Confidence and excitement brought about by fire lighting
  • Self-sufficiency and life-skills by working together to follow our easy-to-learn giant pancake recipe
  • Understanding fire
  • Understanding other cultures

 Team building

life skills and team building

Designed to foster co-operation, communication and initiative. Our unique and stand-out life skills challenges will stretch and develop every team.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • How to break communication down into its components
  • The effect of an individuals approach on the rest of the team
  • Kolb's learning cycle of Plan-Do-Review
  • The importance of line-of-sight in good communication

 Water purification

water purification

A core bushcraft activity. Work in pairs to build a purifying filter able to take-on the muddiest water The Outdoors People can make! Get it right and you'll get to make some of the tastiest hot chocolate you'll ever drink.

Key learning outcomes

  • Understanding the three things that can make water unsafe and how to remove them
  • Confidence to take on seemingly impossible challenges
  • What is carbon?
  • Drinking hot chocolate!

 Shelter Building

Crash and Carry

Your plane has crashed in the jungle! 

  • Gather supplies!
  • Learn to help an injured team mate!
  • Cross a bottomless ravine!
  • Build a shelter!
  • Survive!

Key learning outcomes

  • How to summon help at home, at school and in the wild
  • How to keep yourself safe when someone is injured
  • How to look after someone while waiting for help
  • Work together to move a casualty
  • Make survival shelters using tarps, trees and whatever you can find!

 Pump Drills and Survival Pendants

Pump Drills and Survival Pendants

Pendants AND Pump Drills

New for 2018!

Using ancient tools, students will learn how to drill their own personalised stone Survival Pendant and braid a cord for it that doubles as a useful tool in emergencies!

Key Learning Outcomes

  • A Survival Pendant to keep
  • Learn pre-bronze age techniques for drilling and cord making
  • Perseverance
  • Teamwork
Key Stage 2, please note that this session is still under-development and final details are not yet confirmed

The Outdoors People

Traditional Fire Lighting

NEW FOR 2018!

The classic and most important survival skill of all. Students will work in small teams to try and make smoke the old fashioned way using a traditional friction-drill, a flint and steel, the sun, and even our giant 15 person friction-drill! 

This is a more advanced session than learning to use a modern fire-steel on Bug Buns and Blazes! Teams that succeed in making smoke earn their coveted "fire-medal", where there's smoke there's fire!

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding fire and traditional ways of making it in the wild
  • Perseverance!
  • Co-operation
  • The principles of survival
Year 4 and up - this is a challenging session that requires teamwork, hand-eye coordination and determination.

Natural Navigation

Learn the principles of navigation and run around a lot!

key Learning Outcomes

  • What is north?
  • How to find north using the sun, the stars and other methods
  • What is a compass?
    • Work together to build a functional magnetic compass
  • What is a map?
    • Learn the basics of map reading
Key stage 2

 Survival bracelet paracord

Survival Bracelets

Learn to weave a versatile survival bracelet to take home!

key learning outcomes

  • Perseverance
  • Helping each other
  • How to improvise with para-cord in the wild
  • A souvenir of your camping experience
Please note that this session costs an extra £1.50 per person to cover material costs

 Land Art

Land Art

Land Art

Using clay, sand and found materials, students make amazing art as individuals and as a team.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • What plants and animals live around your school?
  • How much of a litter problem is there in the area?
  • Work together to produce your art
  • Have fun!
Key Stage 1

 Archery

Archery

Archery

New for 2018!

Provided by a company of qualified archery instructors. Students learn how to safely shoot at targets under patient instruction.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Perserverence
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Safe handling of traditional weapons
Prices from £4.50 per-person.

 

Camp Food

Eat like explorers and astronauts! Students choose and prepare their own main evening meal and dessert using hot water from our wood-burning volcano stoves.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • How dehydrated food works
  • Trying new things!
  • Self sufficiency
Key stage 2
Please note this session costs an extra £6 per-head to cover costs

 

Den Building

Build colourful survival shelters ready to survive the horrors of a British summer! This is a simpler session than Crash And Carry, more suited to younger year groups.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Teamwork
  • How to keep warm and keep the rain off!
  • Fun!
Key Stage 1

 

Still not sure what to pick?

No problem! Our Classic Camp programme is made up of our three core bushcraft activities:

Bug Buns and Blazes!

Water Purification

Crash and Carry

And then schools choose from our other exciting options for their fourth activity. Popular choices include:

Pump-Drills and Pendants - New!

Life Skills and Team Building

Traditional Fire Lighting - NEW!

Natural Navigation

Survival Bracelets

Land Art