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Wild-by-Nature Adventure Camp, 25-27 Sept 2017 near Dungog

December 6, 2016
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Wild by Nature Adventure Camp

Ready to be immersed in the wonder and wisdom of the wild, both inside and out?
Here is a chance for families of all forms to create a shared adventure.

This is a new style of Wildcraft Camp, where wild adventures are skillfully encouraged by Wild Guides that cater to the age, interests and abilities of each age group…

4-8 year olds: Mindfully supported Wild play and exploration of their natural world; an immersion in story, song, magic and wonder with an introduction to basic wild skills.
9-12 year olds: The freedom to play and explore, but also the invitation to participate in games and activities that develop key wild skills, awareness and movement.
13-16 year olds: A chance to grow through guided games and skill development (fire, shelter, tools and crafts, stalking, ‘hunting’ and ecological knowledge) that prepare them for challenges set at the right level of risk-taking to build confidence, team work and a sense of accomplishment.

For the adults…
Opportunities to interact with each other and their children in a way that promotes mutual respect, understanding and joyful connection. As well as optional sharing and learning of a few wild skills…

The whole experience will be contained within a natural and human community where sharing of stories, song, play and responsibility create a village feel.

DATES: 25-29 September 2017

LOCATION: Private property on beautiful Jerusalem Creek, Bandon Grove (near Dungog)

PRICE:  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults can come without children.

Price includes camping, dinners, night activities/storytelling, activities for teens and children each day (3-4 hours), bush skills and mentoring workshops for parents.

Prices: $/first child, $ second child, $/third child, $180/first adult, $/two adults.

$490 for family of 4 – two adults, 2 children. Special rate if booking in a 4 year old with older sibling/s.

Under 4 years free of charge.



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Bush Food Weekend:

August 25, 2015
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This course is for anyone who has an interest in learning about our native plants, cooking, and tasting new flavors!
You will learn how to identify native edible and medicinal plants.
We will collect and prepare several local plants
You will learn how to cook new recipes by integrating indigenous foods into your “normal” cooking.

ON: Next date yet to be decided: contact us if you would like to propose a weekend!
AT: Any location or Ferndale Camp Ground (see Course Locations page for details)
FOR: All ages
TYPE: Weekend camp (sat-sun)
SKILLS COVERED: Identification of plants, tasting native foods, cooking with native foods.
COST: $200 – Tuition, materials and one night camping fee included in price.
ACCOMMODATION DETAILS: Bring your own food and camping equipment.

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Wild 101: Introductory Bush Skills 15-17 September via Dungog 2017

March 18, 2015
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This is a great overview course for anyone interesting in wilderness survival skills, bush crafts, nature and developing your bush confidence. From this course you can find what you are especially interested in learning about in more detail.

FOR: Adults (15-105 years old)
TYPE: Weekend Camp: 6pm Friday to 4pm Sunday
SKILLS COVERED: Detailed introduction to fire by friction, shelter, rope making, weaving, bush food, barefoot walking, nature immersion, bird language.

LOCATION: Ferndale Campground near Dungog or Tree Tops Scout Camp, Riddells Creek (near Melbourne)
COST: NSW: $230/person , VIC: $245 /pp :  includes tuition, materials and camping fees.
SPECIAL OFFERS : NSW $210/ VIC $220 per person if book for 2 people (if paid in full).
WHAT TO BRING: All food and camping equipment for the weekend.


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