Environmental Adventurers from across the country arrived today at camp ready to begin an action packed, off-grid, fun filled five days of summer camp. Those from the South East had an early start aboard the 07:30 from Paddington Station with others joining the journey at Bath. 'Are we nearly there yet?' was heard on more than one occasion on the train ride but the journey went remarkably quickly and was a great chance to make some new friends along the way.
The afternoon began with some games to to get to know fellow environmental adventurers and a tour of camp to discover how we can live off-grid in balance with nature. After moving into sleeping structures and learning how the composting toilets work the group took part in team challenges before enjoying a delicious dinner cooked on the BBQ with ingredients harvested from the food garden.
A mindfulness and meditative walk followed after dinner which was a great opportunity for adventurers to learn how to be in the moment, connect with nature and understand how being in nature can be an incredibly powerful and positive experience for our wellbeing.
A campfire on our return was a great opportunity to reflect on the day and enjoy a warming hot chocolate with new friends. Tomorrow we can look forward to forging, silk screen printing, green woodworking, bushcraft projectile making and a visit from some very special guests.