Family Camping Retreats

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

Saturday

Morning

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

 

Afternoon

13:00

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

15:00

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

17:30  Supper

Evening

19:00 Stories around the campfire

19.30 Song sharing

 

 

Sunday

Morning

08:00 Tea and Coffee and Breakfast around the fire

09:00 Mindfulness meditation and singing circle

10:00

Group 1  Back to Base games in the woods using the dens in the woods as bases

Group 2  Nature Art – dream catchers

12:00       Lunch

Afternoon

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.