Our junior students are a constant source of admiration and inspiration. They show the sense of fun and wonder that makes this subject so fascinating to all of us and consistently rise to the challenges of outdoor living. Whether experiencing bushcraft for the first time or taking their skills further, this course provides them with the guidance and opportunity to achieve more than they think possible.
Skilled staff will tutor them in the essentials of bushcraft, ensuring that they come away with a firm foundation of skill and knowledge that will inspire them to enjoy and investigate the natural world. There is no greater gift than an understanding and love of nature and to be able to share these experiences with like minded peers is a rare opportunity indeed.
Open to the 11~16 age group, this course provides top class wilderness training without a parent or PlayStation in sight. Group size will not exceed 16 and there will be a staff to student ration of no more than 1:4.
This course will not be cancelled due to bad weather, but we do reserve the right to make changes to its content according to weather conditions and the ability of each student.
The skills taught on the course will include:
- Shelter Construction
- Water Collection and Purification
- Plants for Food & Medicine
- Natural Cordage
- Safe use of Cutting Tools
- Looking after the land and leaving no trace
- Backcountry Hygiene
- Outdoor Safety
This course starts at 10:00 on Monday and will finish at 16:00 on Friday.
Students will not live from the land during this course, although one meal will be of wild food. For the rest of the time normal meals will be provided, allowing each student the opportunity to do some backcountry cooking. If you have special dietary requirements please let us know on your consent form or contact the office.
We provide squash and biscuits in a brew box at the main camp fire of the course, under a large parachute. We also have fresh drinking water and a fruit bowl available.
The Junior Fundamental Bushcraft course will take place at an expedition style camp in East Sussex, close to Uckfield. The camp is situated in beautiful private woodland with no public access with lots of wildlife including deer, owls, badgers, fox and butterflies. We do not have shower/toilet blocks at our sites, therefore all aspects of the course will have a fantastic wilderness feel, using a screened camp shower and a screened latrine in the woods.
Joining instructions will be sent to participants of the course 9 weeks before it is due to start, giving details of where to meet, at what time, and what to bring with you.