School and Youth Group Activities

We work with a number of schools from across Hertfordshire, both at our own site and on school grounds, as well as working with home school groups.. We provide a range of activities from Bushcraft and survival skills such as fire lighting and shelter building, to wood carving, plant and tree identification, animal track interpretation and much more. We use remote trail cameras to allow students to see what nocturnal wildlife emerges when they go home from the woods.  

Children can also be introduced to the ancient technologies of the stone and bronze ages, where we can also provide historical sessions such as flint knapping workshops.
We also enable school groups to achieve the John Muir Award through a programme of bespoke activities..
John Muir Award
We are approved to deliver the John Muir Conservation Award, which is an excellent opportunity to get young people involved in nature and the outdoors. The award scheme requires groups to Discover, Explore and take steps to Conserve a wild place and to then share their experiences. 

This process teaches students a lot about wildlife and natural ecosystems, and introduces ideas of conservation and sustainable living in a practical way, whilst providing a clear structure and recognition at the end of the project in the form of a certificate from the John Muir Trust for each student completing the award.

Youth Organisations/Scouts
As well as working with schools, we also work with other organisations to provide a range of activities, training weekends and workshops, either at our woodland site, or at client events.
We provide training to Scouts and Scout Leaders (our Chief Instructor, Graham is fully CRB'd through the Scouts), and is able to work unsupervised on scout sites, run overnight camps etc.

Your Outdoor classroom
Our Outdoor classroom is set in a 45 acre ancient woodland with a great diversity of trees, plants and wildlife. The wood is entirely private with no footpaths other public access to the site, making an ideal and safe outdoor learning environment. The classroom itself consists of a covered teaching area, with a central campfire and seating around the edge on tree stumps. There is also a separate covered kitchen area and raised cook fire for cooking activities, and we keep a kettle on the fire and provide hot and cold drinks for staff and students.
There is also an eco toilet on site, and secure parking.

We are also able to provide archery instruction to groups (and individuals), either as a stand alone activity or as part of a range of activities within a day visit. Our staff are GB Archery qualified instructors and all equipment is provided.
 "I wanted to thank you for the 3 sessions we had with you this academic year. As always we all really enjoyed."

"Just a quick thank you for today. The whole group, as I'm sure you could tell had a great time."

Our venues

Bayford, Hertfordshire
Our Woodland camp is based in beautiful ancient broadleaf woodland of 45 acres and is the venue for our weekend courses and many of our day workshops.  Part of the Broxbourne Woods complex, the Bayford location is close to rail and road connections, (only half an hour from the M25, and near the A10) but entirely secluded, uninterrupted by public footpaths and secure with no public access. 

Rich in traditional timber species such as Oak, Ash and Hornbeam, there is also a significant understorey of Birch, Hazel coppice, and plenty of wildlife who share the site including Badger and Deer.
Wormley West End, Hertfordshire
In a private, picturesque haymeadow on the South side of the valley, we have a permanent expedition style covered camp teaching area, with raised campfire, bank oven and cook fire.
Due to it's situation in the valley at the edge of the Broxbourne Wood reservations, this site is well-suited for our natural navigation workshops and wild food courses having the facilities for a range of camp cooking techniques.

Situated on West End Lane, our Wormley West End site is 2 minutes from Paradise Wildlife Park and about 10 minutes from the A10.
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