Family camping retreats are a great way to develop a deeper connection within your family, with nature and to make new connections with other like-minded families.
Working with a team of workshop leaders and a cook, we hold weekend camps for groups of families on private estates in beautiful wild countryside surrounded by ancient woodland and lakes. Roughly six or seven families attend each weekend. Families have a choice of activities and engage in activities together or separately at different stages of the weekend.
Weekend Family Camping Retreat Programme
09:00 Arrival – Tea and roasted chestnuts on the fire
10:00 Making camp – Families put up tents or make camps with tarp, ropes and pegs.
11:00 The Big Circle (with parents). Talk through programme and develop our “kindful code” for the weekend.
11.30 group active circle games for young people and adults
- The Fox and Rabbit game
- The Bat and Moth game
- Giant Spider Web Untangling Game
- Group Juggling Octopus
12:00 Lunch and finishing tents and camps
Group 1 Collecting clay and making large-scale group abstract statue activity – involves nature immersion, meditation and vision questing
Group 2 Den building in the woods for back to base game tomorrow
Group A Make fire pit, make a fire, make chai and chapatis.
Group B Movement and dance games in response to animals and plants
16:00 Mindfulness meditation
16:30 Finishing tents and camps
19:00 Stories around the campfire
19.30 Song sharing
08:00 Tea and Coffee and Breakfast around the fire
09:00 Mindfulness meditation and singing circle
Group 1 Back to Base games in the woods using the dens in the woods as bases
Group 2 Nature Art – dream catchers
13:00 Break camp – Pack up tents and camps
14:00 Sharing circle involving positive feedback and expression of feelings
15:00 Closing songs and meditation
Please contact me to request any further information and enquire about pricing and dates.