camping & outdoor adventures

Map Skills session

This session was used with a mixed group of Pioneers & Venturers to learn basic map and navigation skills in preparation for a residential trip to Woodcraft's Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre.

The session plan refers to outcomes which can be found in the Aims & Principles Outcomes Matrix

This video shows how to take a bearing using the 1-2-3 method.

Open meeting for Woodcraft International Camp 2020

Event date: 
18 February 2017 - 10:30am - 5:00pm
Event location: 
Birmingham Midlands Institute

 

There will an open planning meeting for Woodcraft's international camp in 2020. 

The meeting is open for anyone to attend to have their say in setting the foundations of the camp. 

The agenda is the following: 

1. Site - Reducing longlist to short list

2. Theme - Producing a short list of ideas for online consultation and final decision at Folk Assembly.

3. Budget - Discussion of draft budget, agree a draft for initial perusal by GC

Send us your site ideas for international camp 2020

Saturday, 8 October 2016

 

The Woodcraft Folk is hosting an international camp in 2020.

We are beginning the search for a site and would love to hear your suggestions. We will need a site which can accomodate up to 4000 people, but due to us camping in large circles, we will be looking for sites with quoted capacities of around 10 000 people. 

Stargazing

Materials

Sky chart - this website has a good one  http://astronomynow.com/uk-sky-chart/

constellation diagrams - one set showing just the stars and one with the stars overlaid on the picture they make, like these

http://www.dkfindout.com/uk/space/constellations/

Black paper (2 sheets per child should be enough)

Star stickers

torches - 1 per child

 

Biblins Youth Campsite

Biblins Youth Campsite is a wonderful site situated in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by the woodland of the Wye Gorge Site of Special Scientific Interest. The campsite is next to the River Wye and is available only for use by organised youth groups.

The site has thirteen pitches large enough to accommodate a sizeable district, though adjacent pitches may be booked for very large groups.

Cottage in France for Woodcraft trips

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A retired youth worker is offering her cottage in central France, an hour's drive from Limoges, free of charge to Woodcraft

Leicestershire District May Camp 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014

Leicestershire District welcomed friends from Hinckley and West Coventry for a camp over a very soggy bank holiday weekend in May. Over seventy people embraced the conditions to enjoy a wonderful wet weekend of fun and friendship.

Experienced and novice campers co-operated to provide a glorious buffet of activities: carving, crafting & cooking; singing, sand-play & science; fire-lighting, football and felting. Phil's "5-mile walk" will long remain in the memory of those who enjoyed it!

Creative creatures

Creative creatures enjoying Leicestershire District May Camp 2014

Leics District May Camp 2014

Learning new skills at Leicestershire District May Camp 2014

Join Ramblers for the great outdoor debate

Friday, 13 December 2013

Would you like to join the great outdoors debate with the Ramblers?

Woodies are great hikers – we do it with all ages, starting with Woodchips – using public footpaths and open spaces all over the country. The Ramblers need our help to protect the future of the great outdoors. The Ramblers – Britain’s walking charity – has started canvassing views from like-minded organisations to establish what issues are affecting the great outdoors and how we use them.

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