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.
Our camps next year will take place every weekend in June, July and September.
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.