James, an adorably awkward first-summer camper, sits on a bench outside Campcraft
preparing to take his knife safety test.
He explores people's reluctance to try it for themselves, as well as the fear of going solo: 'In the wilds there is so much to see and do, from the practicalities of campcraft
, route finding and dealing with the weather to watching everything from the landscape as a whole.
Jobs included: working as assistant leaders on 28- to 35-day formal educational expeditions to India, Peru, and Borneo; working as development specialists using climbing, canoeing, tramping, and campcraft
at large children's camps in Europe and the USA for periods up to 12 weeks and allocated to client groups for between six and ten days; operating as wilderness canoe trip leaders in northern Canada, again with the focus on personal development for young people.
The group cadets, aged 13 to 18 led the students through a series of activities including leadership tasks, campcraft
skills, citizenship, art and sports, with the 11-year olds even learning to march.
The group of cadets, aged 13 to 18, led the students through a series of activities including leadership tasks, campcraft
skills, citizenship, art and sports, with the 11-year-olds even learning to march.
Cadet corporal Megan Pudney and cadets David Payne, Mikey Jones and Nia Williams were tested on their navigation, campcraft
and leadership qualities, as well as their ability to work as a team.
Claire walked 50 miles using navigational and campcraft
skills and was also a trainee crew member on the '94 Tall Ships Race between Oporto and St Malo.
Maybe you can help with the nature work, and campcraft
The program focused on skills necessary to live in the outdoors--boating, campcraft
, canoeing, and swimming--and also a selection of arts and other sports.
To gain their award, the youngsters learned about airmanship, navigation, radio communication, leadership, ceremonial drill and campcraft
Starting on June 3 with a campcraft
and outdoor living day aimed at those aged 14-plus, followed by the first of four family events on June 7-8 and August 26-27, suitable for those aged eight-14, the sessions will focus on building a shelter, starting a fire and basic survival knowledge as well as campfire cooking in Wallington's woodlands.
Summer campers were offered classes and activity periods, which might include nature and campcraft
, dance, music, drama, sports, horseback riding, sailing, and more.