SECONDARY SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

by Jun 29, 2020

Each summer, six secondary schools are invited to Bwlch Corog for a week’s ‘Wild Camp.’ The students enjoy a five-day residential camp during which they learn bush craft skills such as fire-lighting and foraging for food. The Wild Camps are specifically designed for teenagers who could benefit from a deep and rewarding experience of being close to nature learning new skills and building self-confidence. No mobile phones or any other digital technologies are permitted during the week and there is a strong focus on mindfulness and well-being. All camping equipment is provided by us so that no student is excluded.

 

Here is what some of our young people have said about their experiences with us:

“Thank you for my first camping experience. Thank you for the songs and for teaching me that if I’m depressed, to go to nature and the woods and they will help me.” (Year 8 student)

“I haven’t missed my phone once. I’ve built up lots of friendships and learnt new things.” (Year 9 student)

 

Here is what the staff said:

“The focus on mindfulness activities and back to nature was great to re-connect the young people with the outdoors and away from technology. The location of the site was brilliant.” (Head of Year Teacher, Powys)

“The students embraced the experience fully and as the week went by we saw some fantastic changes……. By the end of the week the students were a ‘tribe’ ………. This is a project that all students across Wales need to experience.” (School Welfare Officer, Powys)

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