July and August 2019
Brigit's Garden is joining forces with Down to Earth to bring a summer of woodland adventures with forest school inspired summer camps.
The camps will combine the beauty of Brigit's Garden with the adventures, inspiration and freedom of Forest School. Camps will have a variety of natural crafts, activities and games.
The camps will be smaller in size to allow the sessions to be child-led which is central to the Forest School ethos.
Woodland Fun with Nature, 5 to 7 year olds.
This camp will include nature crafts (clay, making inks and nature flags), bush craft skills (safely using drills and saws), a chill-out area with hammocks, tree swings and slack lines, the popular mud kitchen, nature based stories and songs and of course, child-led free play.
Wilderness Survival Skills, 8 to 12 Year olds.
This camp will provide opportunities for children to enhance their survival skills, with tool and knife use, animal tracking, fire building, flora and fauna recognition, foraging and cooking of wild plants, shelter and den building, knot tying and rope swing making.
Times and Dates
|July 15th - 19th 2019||Woodland Fun with Nature (5-7yrs)||10.00am - 1.30pm|
|July 15th - 19th 2019||Wilderness Survival Skills (8-12yrs)||10.00am - 1.30pm|
|July 22nd - 26th 2019||Woodland Fun with Nature (5-7yrs)||10.00am - 1.30pm|
|August 12th - 16th 2019||Woodland Fun with Nature (5-7yrs)||10.00am - 1.30pm|
|August 12th - 16th 2019||Wilderness Survival Skills (8-12yrs)||10.00am - 1.30pm|
For the 5 day camp, it costs €90.00. There is a discount of €10.00 for the third sibling. This will be deducted automatically when booking. A further 10% discount applies to those with valid family membership at Brigit's Garden.
What is Forest School?
Forest School is a way of working with children in a woodland environment, which provides a positive, natural, multi-sensory learning experience to develop physically, emotionally, socially and forming an appreciation and respect for the environment.
Sessions are child-led and child-initiated and aim to allow the child to follow their own interests and develop at their own pace.
Forest school provides a safe place for children to take age appropriate risks, such as tree climbing and tool use that help to enhance confidence and self-esteem under supervision of qualified leaders.
Summer Camp Terms and Conditions
When booking, please note any special needs, medical conditions or allergies that we should be aware of
If your child carries an epipen or inhaler please advise their camp leader at the start of the camp.
Brigit’s Garden Summer Camps are outdoor camps and it is expected that children’s hands and clothes may get mucky and wet at times.
Consent will be sought when booking for your child to receive emergency first aid should the need arise, and for your child to receive emergency treatment from healthcare professionals
You understand that your child(ren) may need additional outdoor clothing for camp activities. We will continue the sessions rain or shine so waterproofs and boots will be needed!
Although minimal, there is a risk of ticks in the woods, and long sleeved tops and long trousers will be needed. Information on ticks will be given on the first day.
It is important that children follow the directions of the camp leader and participate in group activities. If there are any behavioral issues, parents will be made aware of this on the day that it occurs. If the behavior continues to be an issue on the following day, Brigit’s Garden reserves the right to remove a child from the camp.
Consent will be sought for photographs that include your child. These will be used by Brigit’s Garden on our website and to publicise the camps, on the understanding that no names will be attached to the photographs.
Brigit’s Garden fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you without your consent.
Any medical information will be deleted after the camps finish.