Day 1 - We’ll start the week with survival games! This will lead us on building shelters and learning the different methods of fire lighting and making your own tinder.
Day 2 - Archery; learning new target skills and how to do field archery by setting up a range and targets.
Day 3 - Ropes; learn a range of simple knots skills, allowing you to build simple structures like frames for water filters or ballistas. The second activity will be tracking and signalling, where you can track down the opposition by following the tracking signs.
Day 4 - Tool use; Starting with some basic first aid (just in case) and moving onto saws, splitters and knife use. We’ll process some wood and make a carved bead or mushroom.
Day 5 - Fire Challenge; Using limited resources can you keep a fire lit long enough to toast marshmallows and cook popcorn. Then we’ll have some fun with ballistas using our rope and test fire them.
Julie Browne: Owner & founder of Dragon Adventures Ltd.
Julie has a number of years experience as a multi activity outdoor instructor delivering activities such as axe throwing, archery and bushcraft. She has worked with children and adults from diverse backgrounds including working with those with additional support needs. Julie’s passion lies with wood and tool use.
Julie is an Associate Professional in Outdoor Learning (APOL), Archery GB instructor and European Ropes Course Association instructor. She also runs a first aid training business.
Julie works alongside two qualified instructors. Ben, who is passionate about archery and Lynne, who is a master chief when it comes to bushcraft food.
- Dress for an adventurous day outdoors boots or wellingtons are preferable as we cross the sports field a number of times during the day.
- Depending on the weather shorts are acceptable, everyone should have waterproof trousers and jacket and a spare layer in a bag.
- Thin layers are better than 1 thick layer to allow your child to regulate their temperature.
- Also essential are snacks and water bottle.
- Medication such as asthma inhalers or allergy medication.
- All clothing should be clearly labelled with your child’s name and be prepared for your child to get dirty so no ‘best’ outfits please.