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Please drop us a line using the form opposite or ring us on 01872 885779 

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Park Farm
Truro
TR1 1SX

+44 (0) 1872 885779

Inspiring and educating children about sustainability and the natural environment through exciting hands-on experiences including school camp, summer camp, workshops and forest school. Based in Cornwall, our focus is green education, and our mission is to reconnect and engage children with the natural world, inspiring them to live more sustainably. 

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Get involved

Get involved in the work of Camp Kernow through one of our volunteer opportunities below:

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school & summer camp volunteers 

We are seeking individuals full of enthusiasm, energy and a sense of fun to help enrich children's camp experience and assist the Camp Kernow team. You will gain experience in all aspects of our programme from supporting activity instructors, assisting in the delivery of evening experiences and helping children with day to day life at camp e.g. supporting them in the preparation of meals and harvesting of vegetables from our food garden.

Training, all meals and tented accommodation is provided and we ask for a minimum commitment of two weeks. You will work alongside at least one other volunteer.

Read all about a day in the life of a volunteer here.

Discover what we get up to in a not so typical day here.

Find out more about the role and apply for a placement here.

food garden volunteers

Camp Kernow's aim is to become self sufficient in the produce of organically grown fruit and vegetables for camp meals. We are seeking volunteers with growing experience and a practical understanding of permaculture to help us achieve this goal.

We welcome volunteers who would like to garden on a regular basis throughout the year. We are also looking for volunteers to be based at camp during the summer months to manage and tend to the food garden in exchange for food and tented accommodation at camp.

To enquire about a gardening volunteer position please email claire@campkernow.org.uk


camp development and maintenance volunteers

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We have volunteer opportunities available throughout the year to assist in the ongoing maintenance and development of camp. If you have an interest in off-grid living, enjoy being outdoors and learning new skills, this is the hands-on volunteer role for you. 

Harvesting fuel from the woodland, setting up and breaking down camp and oiling the wooden yurt frames are just some of the maintenance tasks to be carried out. In addition, there are opportunities to get involved with site development projects. Plans for 2017 include the completion of our timber frame office and the weaving of a willow spiral windbreak to create an enclosed area within the food garden. 

Apply here to join our bank of volunteers and we will keep you posted on planned volunteer days and weekends throughout the year.