FAQs

How do I book?

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 hello@campwilderness.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

How do I know Camp Wilderness is a reputable summer camp supplier?

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.

What’s included in the price?

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! 

Does Camp Wilderness accept Childcare Vouchers?

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)
Are your Camp Staff DBS checked? (previously CRB checked)

Yes, every member of our staff has had an Enhanced DBS check.

What qualifications/certifications do your staff have?

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.

How many members of staff will be on the camp with the children?

We operate all of our camps on a ratio of 8 children: 1 instructor.

What happens if it rains?

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.

Will there be a member of staff on duty at night?

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.

Will there be female members of staff at camp?

Yes, there is always at least one female member of staff on each camp.

Does my child need to come in a group or can he/she come on his/her own?

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.

What should my child bring on camp?

Please see kit list here.

My children want to come together but are different ages. Can they be on the same camp?

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.

What if my child does not settle at camp?

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.

Where do the children sleep?

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.

What kind of food do the children eat during the Summer Camps?

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.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

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.

My child has a medical condition. Who should I tell?

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.

Can I purchase Camp Wilderness T-shirts and Jumpers at drop-off/pick up?

Absolutely. You can also pick them up when you book online through the Camp Wilderness Shop.

What are the toilets like?

Our loos are flushing porta-style loos like you might find at a festival. We have boys, girls and staff loos on each camp.

Will my children shower?

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.

What happens to any lost property after camp?

At the end of each camp, we collect everything that was left behind and have it sent back to our Head Office in Buckinghamshire within 3 days. From there, we do our best to get things back to you, should we find it.