Environmental Adventurers from across the globe 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 world to share this off-grid experience and learn from one another. Those from the South East had an early start aboard the 08:22 from Paddington Station and the journey was a great opportunity to make some new friends along the way.
The afternoon began with some games to to get to know fellow campers and 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.
Everyone was excited for their first night under canvas (or in an upturned boat!) and the chance to get tucked up in sleeping bags and chat with follow tent mates! Tomorrow we can look forward to designing and silk screen printing t-shirts, shooting bows and arrows and discovering how we can create natural pigments from plants.