Located in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands with picturesque views of Rudyard Lake, Wilderness Academy offers young people the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature, camp in the woods, learn new skills and take part in a range of fun, exciting activities with their friends.
Working in teams, pupils will spend their days exploring the forest and learning bushcraft skills, whilst their evenings will be spent sat around the campfire, sharing stories and reviewing their experiences. The programme has been designed to focus on personal development which includes life skills, decision making, communication and team work.
Why Choose Wilderness Academy?
Improves Mental Health and Wellbeing
During the winter months, young people spend more time indoors away from natural light, which has a profound effect on mental health. Wilderness Academy provides substantial time outdoors, helping to improve wellbeing and inspire exploration in the natural world.
A key theme that runs through our learning programme is conservation. Young people will learn the importance of respecting and preserving the natural environment - adopting this mindset to take into adulthood.
Meets the Ofsted Framework
Ofsted recommends that schools evaluate the quality of learning outside the classroom to ensure that it has maximum impact on learners’ achievement, personal development and wellbeing. Wilderness Academy can help you meet these recommendations.
Shelter Building and Fire Lighting
Cook Campfire Food
Learn Navigational Skills
Learn Wilderness First Aid
Tracking and Wilderness Games
Wildlife Camera Traps
Wilderness Academy inspires young people to explore the outdoors, and continue their exploration into adult life. Conservation and respect for the outdoor world is also a key theme that runs through our learning programme.
Arrival and Introduction
Site Brief and Tent Allocation,
Ice Breakers and Energisers
Shelter Building, Fire Lighting Bushtucker Cooking,
Wildlife Camera Traps
Woodland Adventure Walk
Navigation & Countryside Code, review of Wildlife Camera Traps
Tracking Skills & Man Tracker
Pack up Camp
Review and Conclusion
This is an example learning programme, activities maybe subject to change.