The first environmental adventure summer camp of the year began yesterday with the arrival of twenty super excited and raring to go young people from across Cornwall ready for the great outdoors!
After having a tour of camp to discover what it takes to live off grid, a spot of lunch and a chance to settle in to their new homes for the week it was time to get stuck into their first activities. Junk band jamming and pond dipping to discover which creatures lurk beneath the depths!
A group of eager children were chosen to be the first cooks of camp and prepared us all a delicious dinner of homemade burgers which went down a treat. After dinner we headed off on a wild woodland walk and were lucky enough to bump into the woodsman who has a wealth of wisdom and knowledge about the forest to share with those fortunate enough to encounter him. We returned to a blazing campfire and a singsong before retiring to our tents to get a good night's sleep ready for the following day.
This morning we fuelled up on make your own muesli & fluffy pancakes before breaking into groups and heading to our first activity of the day. We welcomed Peter an incredible stone carver to camp for the first time to share his skills with the children and teach them how to turn a block of sandstone into something beautiful. We also welcomed Tristan back to instruct children in the ways of Blacksmithing. This afternoon the children will head down to the ancient Woodland where a huge Beech Tree and a technical tree climbing instructor await!