“This is an amazing experience which not only helps boost your child’s confidence, it will give them a life changing experience which they will never forget, getting up close to nature in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. It is also led by a really impressive set of outdoor education leaders who clearly know exactly what they are doing. It is a great investment in your boy’s future.”
What is Wolf Pack?
The ‘Wolf Pack’ programme recognises that boys of a certain age need challenges, adventures, risks and role-models. Our programme facilitates a group of young men on a journey of discovery. Our aim is to make the most of what the natural world can offer with an exciting programme of meaningful activity that will develop skills, confidence and leadership potential.
We invite you to come and learn some new skills, expand your awareness, develop yourself, make new friends, tackle challenges, have some great fun, be surrounded by the power of nature, and maybe take an important step or two on the road towards manhood.
Participants will have the opportunity to get close to nature, to relax, grow up a bit, discover more about themselves, and be energised and inspired by some quality time out in the wilds of the Westcountry!
Where will we be?
The adventure begins with a walkabout on Dartmoor, travels the Dart river by Canadian canoe from Totnes towards the sea, visits the wild coastline (around East Prawle to East Portlemouth) and completes with an adventure in the woods in the Dart Valley.
What will we be doing?
Our syllabus will include bushcraft, foraging, fishing, campcraft, nature awareness skills, hunting skills and a final Quest. There will be traditional stories told around the campfire, stargazing, games and focused dialogue, as well as just hanging out together in the peace and beauty of the wildwood, moor, beach and river valley.
How will the camp be?
This is a relatively small programme – typically for between 8-12 boys. This encourages the group to gel and helps the participants to feel supported and develop a sense of community.
What is included?
All food and equipment is provided on these events.
4 modules between April and Sept – April-July module dates are confirmed – the last module is awaiting confirmation of the final date.
£1275 for the 4 module programme.
WildWise Enterprises CiC, our not-for-profit community organisation, will be part funding (up to 50% discount on) a couple of places subject to the economy of the programme i.e. assuming we meet our minimum in terms of full fee paying places.
Concessions will be awarded based on (and with evidence of) financial need. Please get in touch if this is of interest.
Sam was home educated and spent most of his childhood exploring and learning in nature. After studying Conservation Sam worked as a ranger for the National Trust where he developed his passion for outdoor education. Supported and inspired by training in the Art of Mentoring with the 8 Shields Institute, and WildWise ’s Outdoor Leadership Foundation (years 1 and 2), Sam’s work includes teaching at Acorns Learning, nature connection mentoring, running bushcraft and nature connection events; conservation work and tree surgery. Sam works with a healthy combination of playful energy and a relaxed and easy manner and likes nothing more than a good adventure.
Richard is a qualified Forest School Leader and regularly leads events and camps for WildWise. He has a particular interest working with young people. He also work with adults, facilitating processes with a view to personal and social change. Richard also works at Acorns school in Denbury in Devon.
Prior to this Richard was a Land Based Learning Facilitator for Embercombe which included working on week long residential camps with children aged eight to eighteen. Richard’s passions include making things out of reclaimed or natural materials, dancing, cycling and wild swimming.
We have filled our Seasonal Assistant posts now but we are still looking for volunteers. Come along to our Volunteer Information & Induction day on Dartmoor on March 23rd. Lunch included! Find out more here…