wild time weekend for girls
nature based camp for teenage girls (approx 13-16 yrs)
aug 24-27 2017 3pm - 2pm
a beautiful wild location on Dartmoor
Wild Time offers young women aged 13-16 years an opportunity to 'grow' alongside experienced and qualified outdoorswomen, to learn bushcraft skills, build confidence, develop a sense of self and have fun outdoors.
BUSHCRAFT - SURVIVAL SKILLS - NATURE CONNECTION ACTIVITIES - WILD WALKING - NATURAL CRAFTS & much more...
This is not your typical summer camp. This wondrous journey aims to support girls of a certain age to safely experience a range of physical outdoor challenges, develop and practice survival and bushcraft skills whilst at the same time exploring interpersonal themes of self-reliance, group dynamics, and creativity. It aims to be a magical unravelling, facilitated on a adventure across wild Dartmoor .
Meeting on the first day we will spend time connecting to ourselves, the group and what has brought us to this event. Gathering our tools and stepping over a threshold we will set out on foot. Over the weekend we will spend time solo, in pairs and as a group; identifying and playing with some of the topics that arise. Games, environmental arts and crafts, adventure, night exploration and poetry will provide opportunities to weave the imagination as the girls explore the woods and the deserted moorland. We will cook together and sleep under the stars. We will spend time as a group of women, sharing stories and experience and most importantly learning from each other.
Be prepared for surprises, learning new skills, walking out what no longer serves us, making new friends and growing old ones. We will mark this time; the end of summer, the birth of a new chapter, the willingness to try something different, with celebration!
Some testimonials from a previous Wild Time programme:
- “Wild Time helped me figure out who I was. I am much more aware of who I am. I am more
confident and much more happy.”
- “Full of laughs and fun, with great people and facilitators- in beautiful places- it was just AMAZING!”
- “I have learnt so much in such a little time and I feel like I really know myself.”
- “It is so personal, special and in the moment. I would say that it was the best experience of my life, you make amazing friends and you learn so much about so many different things. It brings all these different parts of you- the whole thing. Makes you realise parts of yourself you didn’t know before.”
- “Walking and canoeing showed me that I am strong and that I can do these things. I never would have thought I could canoe that far or walk across the moors and navigate myself.”
- “It is really fun to walk in a team with all girls. All girls means that it is not awkward. I felt I could be myself here.
- Parent: “It has been a very nurturing and growing experience. The mentorship has been wonderful and she has gained practical skills and emotional insights.”
Motivated by a desire to explore and connect with people and wild places, Israh has travelled extensively. Her journeys have included travelling the Silk Road, trekking in New Zealand, the Middle East, Central America and Europe, and recently she completed the Pacific Crest Trial, a six month trek through wilderness from Mexico to Canada. She is a qualified Mountain Leader and trained in Outdoor Environmental Education, and has lead expeditions in the UK and Africa. As a trained midwife she has worked with remote tribes in the Afar region of Ethiopia and in Zanzibar’s government and bush hospitals. Her passion for the world outdoors began as a child living in Arabia, India, Turkey and Spain and now at every available moment, walks, climbs, canoes and kayaks.
Emily has recently returned to Devon after 15 years living in New Zealand, where she built her own strawbale house, learnt beekeeping, raised 2 children who are now awesome teenagers, and worked as an outdoor educator. She facilitated rites of passage programs with Tides and Raphael House School for 5 years, as well as assisting on various programs in the UK while visiting. She has taken part in 5 Art of Mentoring trainings and runs programs for children and adults through her business One Wild Life. Currently studying for a Masters in Experimental Archaeology, she is a skilled bushcrafter, forager and tracker. Her passion is re-wilding: landscapes, wolves and people.
‘Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life’
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