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28 May 2021

Escape To The Wilderness This Summer

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Is your child in need of adventure? After a year of being cooped up at home, screen-free days and time outside are ahead. This Summer, we’re encouraging children to forget their screens, explore nature and rewild their minds through hands-on experiences. Residential trips give children that much needed ‘away from home experience’ to develop independence, resilience, and confidence. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to make new friends, develop an appreciation for nature and mentally reset. Here are our favourite wilderness camps taking place this summer:

Camp Wilderness

Camp Wilderness offer 3- and 5- day residential camps for children aged 8-14 years old. Their immersive wilderness experiences deliver a range of bushcraft workshops, from Archery and Shelter-Building, to Fire-Lighting and Wilderness Cookery, to name a few. Camp Wilderness is the perfect place for budding explorers to make new friends and lifelong memories.

Locations: Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and Kent

Take a look here.

The Visionaries

The Visionaries create a unique experience and community for 16 to 25-year-olds to connect with nature and prepare for adulthood. Their 1-week adventure provides an opportunity to develop life skills, expand awareness, meet like-minded people and tackle life challenges, all with the support of inspiring expert guides. Students can enjoy a range of activities including wild swimming, mountain hikes, bushcraft and wellbeing practices.

Location: Lake District

Take a look here.

Wild Things!

Wild Things! is an environmental education charity who provide immersive outdoor learning experiences, designed to foster a greater love and appreciation for the natural environment. For children aged 7-12, they offer Coastal and Woodland themed Fun Days for outdoor enthusiasts, as well as longer excursions for the whole family.

Location: Scottish Highlands

Take a look here.

The Hive

The Hive offers immersive and creative adventures for children and teens from 5.5 to 13 years old. Delivered by expert facilitators, their modern and innovative approach incorporates outdoors skills, gaming principles and technology. Their programmes foster problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. From STEM enthusiasts, budding actors and food lovers, there is something for everyone.

Locations: Blackheath, Northwood, Sevenoaks, Weybridge

Take a look here.

Mill on the Brue

This 25-acre activity centre offers a fun and action-packed option for the school holidays. Open to energetic 8 to 15-year olds, their programme consists of 6 adventurous activities per day, from rafting and zip wires to tree climbing and tobogganing. Their Summer camp provides students with the opportunity to build teamwork and confidence, try something new and have lots of fun!

Location: Somerset

Take a look here.

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