Please choose a camp location and date on our website, and follow the booking instructions for each camp. You can book multiple children on each camp, if required. Alternatively, please call 03332 004469 to book over the phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will get back to you.
Camp Wilderness is run by the team behind The Bushcraft Company - a leading provider of school trips and leavers camps for schools across the country. We are the largest providers of bushcraft based camps in the UK, but as an independent company, we maintain a family-run ethos throughout.
All of our camps are fully inclusive, and all food including snacks, will be provided. This means there's no need to pack any extra tuck!
At Camp wilderness, we provide an outlet for outdoor education as opposed to childcare, so are not registered with Ofsted. This means that we are sadly unable to accept Childcare Vouchers for our summer camps. As an organisation that works with young people we are inspected and members of a number of outdoor adventure governing bodies, which include:
- BAPA (British Activity Provider Association)
- The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (Lotc)
- Adventuremark is a non-statutory safety scheme devised by the Adventure Activity Industry Advisory Committee (AAIAC)
- Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL)
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
Yes, every member of our staff has had an Enhanced DBS check.
Our team have a great deal of experience running camps of this kind, having worked for the rest of the year delivering school trips. They also receive extensive in house training, as well as obtaining qualifications from national governing bodies for specialised activities, including archery and swimming. All Camp Leaders are first aid trained, and our Field Cooks have food hygiene certificates.
We operate all of our camps on a ratio of 8 children: 1 instructor.
All of our camps have large tipi-structures where activities can take place if we have any inclement weather - the majority of the time, we continue whatever the weather, as we're often shaded by the tree canopy.
Every night, there will always be at least one male and one female member of staff on duty, who'll sleep centrally. The children are informed who those staff members are and where they will be each evening.
Yes, there is always at least one female member of staff on each camp.
Many of the children come to summer camp on their own and have a wonderful time. They always leave with lots of new friends, and make the most development in terms of coming out of their shell and finding their voice in a new group.
Yes, if they are within the age ranges for each camp. However, if one of your children falls slightly out of the age bracket we can accomodate them. Please simply book them onto the same camp on the same date and include a note to tell us you want them to be put together, using the Tribe Buddies section during registration.
It’s very rare for children not to settle at camp but if your child is unhappy for any reason not resolved, your child’s Camp Leader will contact you directly.
The children sleep in groups of 8-10, in large single-sex bell tents at the camp. Both a male and female duty staff member will be sleeping within the centre of the camp with a lantern, should any children need them at night.
All of the meals are freshly prepared on site, and include meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, bread and pasta, as well as plenty of snacks. Typical meals include spaghetti bolognaise, roast salmon and lamb kebabs. For more information, please visit the Food & Accommodation page for your chosen camp.
Yes. We cater for all dietary requirements, and pride ourselves on providing delicious alternative meals for halal, kosher, lactose-free, wheat-free, coeliac, pescetarian, vegetarian and all other diets.
When booking your child’s place, we will ask you to fill out a form with any medical conditions. Every member of the team will be made aware of the condition and you will have the chance to discuss it with us in more detail at drop-off if you wish.
Our loos are flushing porta-style loos like you might find at a festival. We have boys, girls and staff loos on each camp.
On 5-day summer camps, children will shower once. Hand-washing, and general hygiene is very important on camp. We also have showers on site if children require additional showers due to accidents or periods.
At the end of each camp, we collect everything that was left behind and have it sent back to our Head Office in Oxfordshire within 3 days. From there, we do our best to get things back to you, should we find it.