Have a wild time this February half-term with campfire cooking, den building and much more!
Our Wild Woodland Camp is the perfect way to have a fun-filled half-term break, with three days of exciting outdoor adventures for children aged 8 to 11 years.
Wednesday 15th February – Wild in the Woods
Off to the woods we go to scout out the perfect spot to build a cosy den with sticks and leaves. Gather around a nice, big camp fire to warm up your lunches, toast marshmallows and make yourself a whippy-hot chocolate (with extra marshmallows and sprinkles!). Explore the woods, taking our leaders special “short-cuts” on secret paths, enjoying forest-themed games along the way.
Thursday 16th February – Woodland Games & Forest Feast
A day for playing games and making tasty treats. Journey deep into the woods for a morning of exciting woodland games; make friends camouflaging into the forest with extreme hide and seek, capture the flag and other forest favourites. Be the first to try out our brand new pizza oven by making delicious pizzas with foraged toppings and wild garlic bread to serve up at the pizza shack! For pudding, its popcorn and hot chocolate…yum!
Friday 17th February – Winter Survival & Wood Craft
Head deep into the woods to gather all you need to survive and thrive in the wild – playing survival games, tracking animals, identifying poisonous plants and foraging for tasty ones like nettles to cook up later. Back to base camp for campfire popcorn, hot chocolate and a crafty afternoon. With wool, wood, clay and good old mud there’s something for the arty, the crafty and anyone who wants to have fun outdoors!
About our Camps
Wild Camps at Painshill are glorious, totally outdoor days spent in the forest and landscapes of Painshill – running, climbing, playing, making friends and developing practical woodland skills. We spend all day, every day outside, throughout the year, whatever the weather – and we love it! Just remember to bring lots of appropriate outdoor clothing and a big lunch. We have several contingency plans for raining or cold weather, to make sure all attendees stay warm and safe, including our big outdoor shelter, tarps and mobile shelters, spare clothes and lots of hot chocolate and warming treats round the fire. An exciting programme of fun activities and themes are set for each day but we are responsive to young peoples’ interests, capabilities and needs, as well as encouraging child-led play and experiences. A big part of our camps is spent encouraging friend making and team work, so don’t worry if you are coming by yourself, there will be lots of opportunities for you to make friends.
Our camps are run by our highly experienced Education Team who spend the rest of the year leading outdoor school visits, Forest School and youth group activities. Our Team are experienced in working with lots of different children, age groups and needs and we have a wide range of outdoor and education skills and knowledge. Our team is First Aid trained, with specific training for children and the outdoors. If you have any questions about our camps, activities or if your child has any specific needs contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children must be aged 8 – 11 years (We are unable to have children under 8 years of age in our care, please contact the Education Team if you have a query).