2018 Bushcraft Basecamp

This Summer we will be running our Holiday Club for unattended children aged 8 to 14 from week commencing 30th July until week commencing 27 August inclusive . The aim is to teach fundamental skills such as knots and lashings, safe and respectful knifework and safe fire use whilst incorporating them into what we believe is a fun and immersive journey into Bushcraft. The headline cost of £20 per day is for a single child attending a single day between 09:00 and 15:30. There are discounts for siblings and multi day bookings and we are able to offer wrap-around extensions. The Holiday Club sessions are based on formal qualifications: Ofqual 601/7545/X Level 1 Award in Bushcraft and Ofqual 601/7553/9 Level 2 Certificate in Bushcraft so you can be assured that high standards of instruction will be delivered. All staff are fully insured have enhanced DBS disclosures. All staff are L3 FS Qualified, hold at least IOL FBC and have served in HM Armed Forces all over the World.

Parties

Your child and their friends can come and have exiting outdoor fun, for 3 hours, whatever the weather, in our private, 20 acre woodland. All parties are lead in an age appropriate manner by fully qualified and insured staff, all of whom hold enhanced DBS clearance and who teach Forest School and Bushcraft in schools and other youth organisations daily. Fire making, exploring the various animal tracks, cooking and shelter building are common across all ages with age appropriate additions as children get older. Over 200 photographs will be taken for you to share with the parents of your child’s guests. We have held parties in this woodland since it was planted in 2007 and many return customers have grown up with the woodland and the memories taken home from their visits.

Courses

As part of his previous existence our Chief Instructor wrote many courses for the military, both in the UK and other NATO nations. He has constructed a single course which is easy to teach and which allows the 3 listed qualifications to fall out after the prerequisite number of hours or modules. It is designed to ensure that no matter which of the three qualifications a student chooses, they will benefit from an extremely in depth treatment of the the skills and knowledge required to pass.

601/7553/9 Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Bushcraft

This course comprises a mandatory group of 4 units, from which 12 credits must be achieved, and an optional group of 4 units, from which 3 credits must be achieved. We deliver this course at Broomheath Plantatation, Stapleford, Cheshire, CH3 8HE. Courses will run with a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 15. There are at least 117 taught hours but students should allow 150 hours to learn the skills and complete a portfolio of evidence for submission for marking.

601/7545/X Ascentis Level 1 Award in Bushcraft

This course comprises a mandatory group of 4 units, from which 10 credits must be achieved, and an optional group of 2 units, from which 2 credits must be achieved. We deliver this course at Broomheath Plantatation, Stapleford, Cheshire, CH3 8HE. Courses will run with a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 15. There are at least 83 taught hours but students should allow 100 hours to learn the skills and complete a portfolio of evidence for submission for marking.

Holiday Activities

Every school holiday we open our woodland to provide the following activities for families, unaccompanied children and adults. We have Woodentots for parents / grandparents and preschool children, base camp for unaccompanied children aged 8 to 14, family sessions for those who are too old for Woodentots but not sure about unaccompanied sessions and who want a bit of a different family activity, adult only evening sessions, family camps and unaccompanied children's camps and pop up sessions that cover anything and everything not listed.