Children’s Programs

  • Wild By Nature Village Camp, Dungog 17-21 Jan 2018

    March 18, 2016
    A camp for everyone of all ages. Come and experience living in a village and learning earth skills. Nature play, connection activities and bush skills for the kids each day. Workshops for adults. Communal dinners each night (provided). Family friendly event.

Wild by Nature Adventure Camp

September 25 – 29 – Monday – Friday

For Everyone!

For teenagers wanting to gain confidence with bush skills.

For younger ones wanting explore and have fun in nature.

For parents and adults who want to learn a bit too, and to relax and connect with like-minded people.

This camp allows for child lead activities, under the supervision of nature mentors in small groups for a few hours a day, plenty of unstructured time and then tribe time in the evenings with shared meals and storytelling. There are also short bush skills sessions for adults and opportunities for relaxing and even maybe a Zen Thai Shiatsu Massage.

 

 

The Importance of Wild Time

Providing an opportunity for children to connect to the natural world is vitally important for their own health, well being and learning.
By fostering appreciation for nature, ecosystems and community interdependence at an early age, these children should grow into adults who understand and respect the natural environment.

Making time away from the house and it’s inside distractions, screens and everyday routines, and coming into nature – with an opportunity to breathe the air rich with life, to get a bit messy, to explore and adventure, try new ways of engaging by sight, touch, smell, sound and taste.

We aim to teach new skills which create a deeper level of understanding of the world around us. We have never run a kids course to a fixed timetable because so also often we come across an opportunity to ‘let the kids go’ to be free to explore and play; these things they often do best, naturally.

into the wild

16 Comments

  1. Jayne fryer January 15, 2016 2:40 pm

    Im interested in booking my 6 year old dsughter in any day camps such as the September one at dungog. Can you please notify me. Cheers Jayne

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    • wildcraftaustralia@gmail.com February 9, 2016 8:23 pm

      Hi Jayne, The next camp will be in the April school holidays. I will add you to the mailing list so you know the dates once we finalise them.
      Cheers Nikki

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    • Nikki Brown July 23, 2016 3:36 pm

      Dungog
      Generally the camps near Dungog occur in the first week of the school holidays every holiday except winter.
      The next children’s camp at Ferndale Park near Dungog is on the Monday to Wednesday 26-28 September 2016.

      Melbourne
      The next children’s camp at Treetops Scout Camp is on 20-21 September

      Reply
  2. Hael February 24, 2016 1:39 pm

    HI

    would like to hear more about your next holiday camp and/or family camps.

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    • wildcraftaustralia@gmail.com February 24, 2016 2:02 pm

      Thanks for your interest! The next kids/family wildcraft camp at Ferndale, near Dungog will be Mon 11, Tue 12 and Wed 13 April. If you would like, we can add you to our email list so that you will be up to date with our upcoming courses.

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  3. suzy bates May 25, 2016 9:23 am

    Hey guys,
    Wonderful website!
    Can you put me on your email list. I’m definitely interested in any kids programs and weaving workshops in the hunter valley.
    Thanks! Hope to see you soon 🙂

    Reply
    • wildcraftaustralia@gmail.com July 4, 2016 2:15 pm

      Hi Suzy! Yes you are added! xxx JO

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  4. Tracey Joel June 11, 2016 11:08 pm

    Hi
    Am in WA but am so interested for my 5 and 7 year old to take part (as well as my husband and I!) I see that we missed the first workshop, any more planned soon? Thank you

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    • wildcraftaustralia@gmail.com July 4, 2016 2:17 pm

      Hi Tracey, yes more workshops for the rest of the year will be advertised soon! Thanks!

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  5. Amy July 5, 2016 6:34 pm

    Hi, please add me to your email list, I’m interested in camps/workshops for kids and families.

    Cheers

    Amy

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  6. Rachelle Worth July 28, 2016 5:45 pm

    Hi Nikki
    Rachelle Worth here…
    I have a girlfriend from Gloucester who would like to attend a Bushfood weekend. . We would like to come in the middle or late September..as this fits into her current work roster.. we are both really keen…and have all our own gear..
    My number is 0422 860 639
    I have now moved back to gloucester. And look forward to hearing from you
    Hope you are all well..
    Cheers
    Rachelle Worth..
    .. (formerly Michelle Laucht)

    Reply
    • wildcraftaustralia@gmail.com July 28, 2016 8:43 pm

      Hello Rachelle,

      In September we are holding children camps and a Wild 101 in Melbourne and then the childrens camp at Ferndale – so it is a big month for us.
      We have been getting some interest in another Bush Food course – when is the next time that would suit you and your friend?
      Cheers
      Nikki

      Reply
  7. elisha smith November 4, 2016 1:19 pm

    can someone please add me to the email list regards the camp in april please. Thank you

    Reply
    • wildcraftaustralia@gmail.com November 4, 2016 4:36 pm

      Absolutely, consider yourself on the list!
      We are also having children’s camps in January, the website will be updated soon…

      Reply
  8. Micha James February 22, 2017 10:36 am

    Do you have any children’s camps running in the April 2017 school holidays?

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    • wildcraftaustralia@gmail.com March 23, 2017 11:19 am

      Yes we do have 3 days of wildcraft for kids this April holidays! 10 , 11 , 12 April at Ferndale Park Campground, near Dungog.
      Click below for more info:

      Hope to see you there!

      Reply

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