Educational fun outdoor learning that’s action packed suitable for all those youngsters 5 years and up that love exploring, making dens, and building a fire under supervision.
The groups work together to scavenge and find their own natural resources from the environment around them to build their own little basecamp or den. Alternatively, we use modern tarpaulin and ropes to build a shelter if inclement weather or lacking in woodland.
Engaging instructors interact with the kids and teach them to use dead wood and not to damage trees and bushes as they build (part of the Leave No Trace concept).
Once the shelters are completed, we learn the main principles of fire lighting and fire safety, using a flint and steel we all then have a go under close supervision to light a fire. Fire lighting is all about preparation, collecting tinder, kindling and larger sticks to burn before even trying to ignite anything.
Once the fire is going strong, we then have the luxury of toasting marsh mallows on wooden skewers; our favourite bit!