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Survival of the Nurtured Camp (CANCELLED)

Friday 1st November - Saturday 2nd November


Survival of the Nurtured and Free Rangers are once again collaborating to host a second overnight wellbeing camp focussing on harnessing the power of outdoor shared experiences to nurture every child’s unique character. This one night camp aims to combine the inherent value of discovery and play in nature with a psychological resilience programme designed to boost confidence, improve emotional wellbeing and a strong sense of self.


In a busy world we want to give children the space and time through outdoor play, creativity and spontaneity to be exactly who they are. The camp will all take place within a supportive and nurturing environment.


The carefully considered programme of Halloween themed activities will include:

  • Fire lighting
  • Night time navigation
  • Cooking our food over open fires
  • Camp/den building
  • Creative & cooperative problem solving
  • Foraging
  • Ghoulish storytelling round the campfire
  • Exploring nature and natural resources
  • Play based learning
  • Tool use
  • Spooky challenges and riddles to crack!

These activities will encourage the following outcomes:

  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Spontaneity
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Self agency
  • Nurturing
  • Daring to be vulnerable
  • Connection
  • Working as a collective
  • Flexibility
  • Problem solving
  • Positive risk taking


The Important Info:

The camp will run from Friday 1st November at 9am till Saturday 2nd November at 5pm.

This camp is appropriate for children aged 10 yrs and over but if they are a confident camper then we're happy to discuss whether this camp would be appropriate for them.
The are 12 spaces available. Booking will open on Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 9am.

The cost for the weekend will be £100 - this includes all food and tents. A kit list will be provided for essentials.

The camp will consist of fully waterproof tents and girls and boys will have separate sleeping arrangements.

Three camp leaders will be overseeing (see leader details below)

All food will be provided.
A full kit list will be provided on reciept of  the purchase of tickets or can be made available on request.

All leaders will possess an enhanced DBS check.

We will be using camping toilets or nearby facilities with appropriate privacy.

All activities will be planned and risk assessed by a Forest School Leader.


Meet the leaders:


Dr Patrick Davey

Dr Patrick Davey is an NHS psychiatrist in South London specialising in anxiety disorders. Patrick cares passionately about encouraging young people to talk openly about their feelings, so they can develop resilience and keep doing things they enjoy. He has founded Survival of the Nurtured, a therapeutic collective who believe in the virtue of nurture, compassion, play and kindness.


Charlotte Lucas

Charlotte is a primary years trained teacher and has taught in a school for 14 years. During that time she qualified as a Forest School Leader and set up the Forest School Programme at All Hallows School. Eight years ago she founded Free Rangers Forest School that aims to provide pre-school age children, toddlers and babies with the opportunity to learn through risky play in a green and outdoor environment so to reconnect children once more with the wonderment that nature provides.


Ed Harding

Ed is the Forest School Co-ordinator at Free Rangers has been practicing Forest School for over 10 years. He brings to the camp a great knowledge about the local plants and environment at Free Rangers as well as his passion for tool use and wood working. Skilled in the art of fire and playing the guitar he is a real asset to any camp and through his work at the Nursery, has developed an aspiration to help children build stronger self image, confidence and self worth through the Great Outdoors. Ed also oversees the Forest School Holiday Club that runs throughout the school holidays.


Free Rangers Nursery
The Mill Barn, Millards Hill, Midsomer Norton, Somerset BA3 2BW

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