Send your kids to eco adventure camp this summer

Written by on June 28, 2014 in Activities, Kids - Comments Off on Send your kids to eco adventure camp this summer

Finding the right activities for your kids during summer can be quite the challenge. We’ve discovered an amazing adventure summer camp that offers fun, adventure, education and a new way of seeing the world. This is a camp we would have loved being a kid!

children summer camp cornwall uk holidayCamp Kernow, a pioneering off-grid outdoor education centre, offers exhilarating environmental adventure camps for children in the heart of the Cornish countryside. The country estate, within which the camp sits, boasts over two hundred acres of woodland, streams, lakes and organic farmland, providing a haven for wildlife and an endless playground for children to explore. A six day programme of exciting and memorable experiences includes activities such as foraging, kayaking, wave power device making, bat detecting, bushcraft and climbing.

challenging activities school summer campFounded by Charlie Nicholson and Claire Coombe in 2008, Camp Kernow is a not-for-profit organisation which harnesses renewable energy and employs sustainable technology including: composting toilets, reed-beds, solar powered water pumping filtration system and biomass-fueled showers.

The camp is thought to be the only completely carbon neutral activity centre in the UK, enabling children to understand and experience a new way of living in balance with nature. Children learn about nature’s ecological systems and resources, teaching them to make a positive difference to the environment.

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Camp Kernow offers a variety of eco-friendly accommodation options including low impact timber and canvas structures including yurts, tipis, geo-domes, bell tents and even an upturned boat hull. Children take turns to help with the picking, preparation and serving of food, supervised by Charlie and his team in the well-equipped field kitchen. Fruit and vegetables harvested from the food garden are supplemented with locally sourced ingredients to create delicious meals cooked over the campfire, in the clay oven or in the kitchen where children also take turns to do the washing up!

yurt tipi bell tent sleep children summer campActivities range from den building and animal tracking to green woodworking and campfire cooking. The idea is to get children immersed in nature and learning about the environment in a fun and challenging way. Charlie and Claire are joined in their work by professional teachers in art, drama, kayaking, climbing, archery and power kiting. Forest school practitioners and a leading expert on wild food also make regular appearances.


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