We offer unique, welcoming, family experiences in nature, in the East Sussex countryside.
When: Future camp dates to be announced. If you would like to register your interest for future camps please contact us.
We bring together some of our favourite activities in the day and night, held by experienced facilitators to create a small village, with the bare essential amenities (no showers, simple toilets), but full to the brim of essential fun, laughter, a warm and creative human with nature experience!
Our camps is are small, three day, two night camp, usually during half term, where you can leave your watches and phones in the car and sink into nature time, relax and enjoy the woods.
There will be a choice of activities – something for all age groups in the mornings and after lunch. These activities will include:
• Fire lighting, simple cooking
• Camouflage and awareness
• Nature Games
From the hundreds of things we could do, we will do our best to create activities that fit your family, their ages and interests – please let us know details when booking.
Families will bring their own food for breakfasts, lunches and some snacks but we will provide vegetarian, hot, healthy, child-friendly, communal dinners both nights.
This beautiful site is not set up to be a campsite year round and we will be leaving it as we found it. There is drinking water on tap. There will be pit toilets to use (a trench hole in the ground with a tent for privacy) There will not be a shower as such but we will heat water on the fire for bucket washes with an area for washing for those who want it. Trust us, you will not even notice you haven’t washed!
Families bring their own tents and set them up – our team will be on hand to help if you are not so familiar with putting yours up. You will need to bring usual camping gear.
£130 per adult, £100 for first child, £80 for each additional child
You will be joined by all three authors of ‘Learning with Nature,’ Marina, Vicky, Anna – all of whom are very excited to be collaborating on the Family camp, putting the best of their experience into what we will be offering! And a host of other wilderness/nature experts, all coming together to build a fun atmosphere, where we are inspired, relaxed and spend a quality, supported time together.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”
– Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder (1998)