Join us for an enriching weekend of nature connection, delicious vegetarian food, wild swimming, storytelling, music, movement and campfires hosted and curated by The Quadrangle and Way of Nature
A great place to meet other families looking to enjoy more adventures in the outdoors. Gain confidence in camping, cooking on fire, foraging, free-play and cross-cultural sharing which we can struggle to find in the busy city.
Nature provides a space for us to discover ourselves and our family in new ways, time feels different, we feel different.
Our camp is for families of all shapes and sizes. Together we build a self-sufficient community, made up of about 25 families.
There is a role for everyone to play whatever our age, skills and passions. If you are unsure whether it is the right camp for your family please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Leading the camp are a team of outdoor-living enthusiasts and educators with passion and skills in nature, play, craft, food, music, well-being and story-telling. They’ll support you and your family to explore and connect with your new environment, community and the art of mindful living.
You’ll be part of a creative and nurturing community, supported to follow the camp values:.
REACH OUT – Embrace others with your curiosity and your arms, ask for what you need
BE THE MAGIC – be part of the moment, bring your skills, your energy, your intuition and create what is needed.
BREATHE – It sounds silly to say ‘breathe’ but how we breathe can change how we think and feel. We can look around ourselves, connect with our senses and find a moment of calm amongst the excitement for ourselves and for others
Join the tribe, the camp is just the start….
The Quadrangle is a great space for this gathering with a wild-swimming river, a huge brick barn to use for dining, play and workshops, an orchard and permaculture forest garden. The yurt is a cosy spot for after dinner storytelling or rainy day creativity. The 1970 Airstream caravan is a cool spot to play and read.
The emphasis is on creating together, seeing how much we have to explore and enjoy when we are without our belongings. The days take on a natural rhythm around the weather, the daylight, cooking and communing.
Your day can flow between bushcraft, storytelling, dancing, music, face-painting, fire building. There are sessions to reflect and practical workshops for parents around inspiring activities in nature for the whole family. Lots of time for ‘free play’, which might include snoozing in the meadow, wild swimming or woodland walks.
Packing list and pick up times from Shoreham station to come in the Welcome Pack once you have registered.
Arrive between 2 – 3.30pm on Friday
The camp ends between 4-5pm on Sunday
£150 per adult/£80 per child (for adults this breaks down as £80 for the weekend ticket that includes all the workshops, talks and events and £70 for all the amazing meals) Buy tickets here
We have a few bursary places available – please get in touch if you would like to find out more.
Price includes local transfers from the station, all sessions and vegetarian meals.
Who’s it for?
Parents interested in:
– Forest schooling
– Allowing their children to be ‘free-range’ in a safe environment
– Low-impact living
Not for parents wanting to:
– Drop their kids off and party
The aim of the camp isn’t to just have a fun weekend but to provide parents and children with the inspiration, games and tools to support a lot more time spent outdoors as a family.
We see our children spending more time outdoors as crucial to their education and incredibly supportive of a more whole upbringing.
Why is this important? Read more here about the benefits of being in nature and having freedom to play.
In order to keep the modern distractions of technology at bay we will all enjoy a digital detox and request all participants to leave laptops and iPads at home and have their phones switched off or on silent for the duration of the camp.
Free places & free kit
We rely on the support of our community (you) and your community (neighbours, friends, family, schools, churches) to raise funds to provide free and subsidised places.
If you would like to run a fundraiser please get in touch
If you would like to give us or lend kit….
This is a great opportunity to unravel from unhelpful habits.
We request all participants to leave laptops and iPads at home and have their phones switched off or on silent for the duration of the camp.
We offer a minimal sugar diet.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org