Join us for an enriching weekend of nature connection, delicious vegetarian food, wild swimming, storytelling and music, dance, yoga and campfires hosted and curated by The Quadrangle and Way of Nature.

Together we’ll build a community made up of 25 families that offers a safe space to re-wild ourselves and our children. Workshops will be aimed at children aged 4 – 8, but open to all.

Join the tribe, the camp is just the start….

Leading the camp are a team of outdoor living enthusiasts with passion and skills in nature, 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.

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.

Programme
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.

Schedule
Arrive between 2 – 3.30pm on Friday
The camp ends between 4-5pm on Sunday

Price
£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

Ethos
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….

Detox
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.

Camp Facilitators
Amy Cooper
Amy runs the Secret Seed Society encouraging families to grow, cook and eat vegetables through imaginative projects and storybooks. She’s an experienced dancer, cook and urban farmer.

Nathan Ardaiz
Founder of Almost Any How is a skilled facilitator and designer of spaces for communities…

Grant Jarvis
Grant can help you heal your body, calm your mind and build things out of wood. Having taught himself everything he knows Grant is a brilliant developer of processes for people to work within and is the facilitator of a number of community art & activism projects.

Co-Producers:
Adrian Kowal Co-Founder of Way of Nature and Founder of evolve wellness centre
Jessie Teggin Creative Director of The Quadrangle Trust.

If you have any questions please email hello@thequadrangle.co