The Wild Things
Let the Wild Rumpus Start
If you go into the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise: a Superweek under canvas! We’ll be spending the week with nature, mixing the usual ATE fun and games with bush crafts and exploring the big outdoors. We’ll be bringing in Wild Experts to skill us up in forest-living and survival techniques. In the past we’ve built fires and cooked meals on them, honed our woodcraft and knife skills, and built shelters to keep out the weather. Let the Wild Rumpus start!
We’ll be camping in shared group tents, on camp beds or airbeds.
- Den building
- Cooking over the fire
- Fire Lighting
- Woodland Games & Adventures
In previous years we have…
We have so much fun up our sleeves that we never run the same week twice, so every Superweek is entirely unique. Here are some highlights from previous Wild Things Superweeks:
Held a Wild Things Opening Ceremony, complete with Cosy Campfires with hot chocolate, bedtime stories and songs
Learnt how to build our own campfires and cooked our breakfast on the fire
Built some very high-tech shelters and went on an expedition
Helped some pixies defeat the mysterious Mr C.E.Ment who wanted to turn our woods into a cement factory
Decorated our tents with fairy lights to transform them into twinkly tented palaces.
Built rope swings and made wild musical instruments
Penn Wood: Our Home for the Week
Nestled in behind a large common, just off the Cotswold Way and near to the picture postcard towns of Stroud and Nailsworth, is our hidden gem … Penn Wood campsite. The entire site is ours for the duration of the Wild Things Superweeks and we will make base camp next to the thick area of certified Ancient Woodland, and make use of the lovliest fire circle we’ve seen in ages; looking out over one of the main Cotswold Ridges. The site is mainly used by Scout groups the rest of the year. We love the secret glades tucked in between young, newly planted woodland, and connecting paths for us to explore.