Environmental Adventurers arrived at camp today ready to begin an action packed, off-grid, fun filled six days of summer camp. It's wonderful to bring together young people from across the country to share this off-grid experience and learn from one another. Those travelling from London had an early start aboard the 08:05 from Paddington Station and were treated to beautiful scenery along the way.
The afternoon began with a few getting to know you games then a tour to discover how we can live here off-grid in balance with nature. After moving into sleeping structures and learning how the composting toilets work it was time for the first harvesting and cooking crews to get to work preparing a delicious dinner for everyone.
A dusk meditative walk got everyone thinking about the importance of being in the moment and connecting with nature. We learned some techniques which can help us focus, be in the moment and really experience it rather than have our minds elsewhere thinking of past events or wondering about whats to come tomorrow. Being in nature can be an incredibly powerful and positive experience for our wellbeing if we take the time to appreciate it.
We returned to a campfire and a sky full of stars above. Everyone was excited for their first night under canvas and the chance to get tucked up in sleeping bags and chat with fellow tent mates! Tomorrow we can look forward to a visit from an incredible plant based chef, a chance to design and print our very own t-shirts and an archery session.