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. 



Sky chart - this website has a good one

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

Black paper (2 sheets per child should be enough)

Star stickers

torches - 1 per child


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

Have a Good Weekend guide

Below you can download Woodcraft Folk's guide to short trips with your group, 'Have a Good Weekend'. We have recently updated this guidance. 

Big Camp Guide

Here is the Big Camp Guide, produced by the Camping and Outdoor Adventures Working Group of General Council, and designed by the Campaigns and Communications Working Group. Use it to plan camps of between 300 and 500 people.

Click this link to download the digital Big Camp Guide.

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