We offer non-residential and residential camps for young people who are experiencing difficulties in their young lives or who are experiencing problems with their mental health and wellbeing. These range from 2 to 4 days in duration, with some including overnight camping
Our programmes are nature based using a range of activities and skills to enable our young clients to understand themselves better, to learn to manage their emotions and behaviour in a way that is more helpful to them, to learn how to manage relationships better, to have an opportunity to understand their choices and the consequences that come from these.
Our outcomes from existing work show significant changes in self esteem and confidence, behaviour, self respect, relationships and a love of nature and the outdoors.
Our skills are in working with a range of referral information and includes anxiety and depression, self harm, family breakdown, anger and conflict patterns, attention deficit and associated conditions, and trauma.
We work in small groups of no more than eight at a time and the facilitation team is always with a qualified counselor and outdoor instructor and other support workers as required.
We aim to maintain a calm, safe and positive space with a strong safeguarding interest.
Our methods include bushcraft and camp skills, long distance walks and picnics, nature volunteering, exploring our wild space, hammock time, group time and individual time one to one.
We aim to keep a calm and supportive presence at all times, with an emphasis on inclusion, respect, honesty and nurture.
All potential participants will need to have a referral form, and an interview prior to attendance.
This could be carried out by Skype for those living further afield.
Dates for 2018
5th and 6th April 2018 – a two day non-residential Therapeutic Camp for 13-15 year olds
This programme will be delivered at our site in Chatham Green, Essex and operate on a day camp basis (participants go home at the end of the day). For young people aged 13-15 years. Price is £180 per person. Minimum 5 participants required to run.
9th and 10th April 2018 – a two day non residential Therapeutic Camp for 10-13 year olds
This programme will be delivered at our site in Chatham Green, Essex and operate on a day camp basis (participants go home at the end of the day). For young people aged 10-13 years. Price is £180 per person. Minimum 5 participants required to run.
16th to 18th July 2018 – A three day two night residential camp for 16-21 year olds
This programme will be delivered at our site in Chatham Green, Essex and operate on a residential basis with overnight camping on site. For participants aged 16-21 years. Price is £375 per person. Minimum 5 participants required to run.
For more information to be sent a referral form, or for more information please contact us.