Bushcraft Camp 11th - 12th Oct 2014

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Bookings for Bushcraft camp are now open!! 



This camp is open to Pioneers and above and participation will be limited to 60 people, the maximum ratio of children to adults will be 5 to 1. Leaders who have younger children may bring them to this camp provided the ratio is not exceeded.

The camp will be held at our very own Woodcraft Park Farm, in Lurgashall, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9EU.
We will camp in tents on the edge of the woods and will take part in bushcraft activities in the new bushcraft area within the woods.

Activities Could Include:-

  • Native American Games traditional games designed to help enhance our young people’s senses and nature awareness.
  • Exploring the Natural Environment of WPF – learning through nature treasure hunts.
  • Wood Craft – whittling small personal items like tent pegs, spreaders, forks, spoons, whistles, elder bracelets and necklaces. Making larger items for the cooking and communal area like roll top tables for food preparation, serving & washing up, chairs for sitting around the fire and tripods, billy hangers and galley racks for cooking over open fire.
  • Fire Lighting – collecting correct materials for tinder, kindling and burning wood. Choosing the best type of open fires for small group and large communal cooking.
  • Cooking – how to cook over open fires, healthy eating, camp hygiene, foraging for and preparing wild food. Bivving - erecting bivouacs and hammocks, constructing benders, arcs and dens to sleep in the wild. 

Safety training, instruction and rules will be given before any children are allowed to practice any of the higher risk activities, like using knives, axes, saws, drills and lighting fires. We have full risk assessment documents, which will be circulated to participating leaders.  

If you would like to book please click here for further details and booking forms etc. 

Any questions please contact Dick Tyte (Walton-on-Thames District) at dt.sparx@virgin.net or 01932 231684, 07504 643952